9 Quick Cures for Hiccups

Home remedies for those annoying hiccups.

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    Swallow something sweet.

     A spoonful of sugar is popular because its graininess could slightly irritate the esophagus, causing the phrenic nerves to "reset" themselves, although there is no proof of this.

    …Or something sour.

    Take a teaspoonful of vinegar. Its sour taste could stop a hiccup in its tracks.

    Have some peanut butter.

    A classic hiccups remedy involves eating a big spoonful of peanut butter. In the process of chewing and getting it off your tongue and teeth, your swallowing and breathing patterns are interrupted. And hence, the hiccups will be history.

    Sip some hot sauce.

    This probably works because the heat and burn are distracting enough to turn your body's focus on the burn, instead of the hiccup process.

    Enjoy a little honey.

    Put 1 teaspoon of honey, stirred in warm water, on the back of your tongue, and swallow it. Like dill, honey could potentially tickle the vagus nerve to make the hiccups stop.

    Yummy chocolate remedy.

    Eat some powdered chocolate drink mix (cocoa or Ovaltine) right off the spoon. Swallowing the spoonful isn't easy and should short-circuit the hiccups.

    Brown bag 'em.

    Breathe slowly and deeply into a small paper bag. (Stop if you feel light-headed.) This increases the carbon dioxide level in the blood and makes the diaphragm contract more deeply to bring in more oxygen, which may stop the spasms.

    Chew up some dill.

     Here's a simple, pleasant-tasting trick: Slowly chew a teaspoon of dill seeds. This traditional cure may work because swallowing the seeds stimulates the vagus nerve to make the hiccups stop.

    Try the paper towel trick.

    Place a single layer of paper towel over the top of a glass, then drink through the towel. You'll have to "pull" harder with your diaphragm to suck up the water, and concentrated gulping counteracts spasmodic muscle movements.


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    Your Comments

    • che

      eating lime is very quick cure my hiccups, I am glad my hiccups gone right away after I eat lime.

    • Allen Volpe

      I’ve had hiccups for about two solid days now. Thank you so much for this. Peanut butter worked for me and the world is a better place.

    • brittanyy

      My client has hiccups and he’s fed thru a tube so I can’t really put anything in his mouth any suggestions

    • Alvin Cosic

      wow that did work. wtf lol. thank you!

    • Ramabhadran

      Yes,water with sugar in a glass tumbler covered with light cloth and taken at one breath,holding one’s breath at the same time gave instant relief. It is really amazing.

    • bobo

      thanks!i had my hickups for 3 days!

    • pete the driver*

      Yeah.tryed the paoertoew thing with the glass of water.seemed to stop it but then I though I was gonna vomit but all that came was= air. Thanx.P.

    • annie

      put the towel on the glass for how long?
      and shoud we drink the water with the towel on?