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Home Remedies for Hiccups

Home Remedies for Hiccups

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Home Remedies for Hiccups
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What are Hiccups?

Hiccups are a reflex action, which means that we do not have any
control over them. Hiccups are a sudden, involuntary squeezing of the diaphragm, the main breathing muscle under the lungs, which results in sucking the air quickly into the lungs thereby snapping and shutting glottis above the voice-box (larynx). This snapping makes the sound of a hiccup. Hiccups will usually stop on their own. Continuous hiccups lasting for more than a day or two may indicate a cause of an underlying disease, which needs medical intervention.

Common Causes of Hiccups
  • Stretching of the stomach after eating or drinking

  • Sudden emotional excitement

  • Sudden change of air temperature (eg. cool shower)

  • Very hot/cold food or drink

  • Alcohol or excess smoking


  • Common Causes of Hiccups: Alcohol and Smoking

  • Heartburn or acid reflux


Other serious conditions may include:

  • Irritation of the diaphragm by infection

  • Hiatus hernia

  • Brain infection or tumor

  • Severe kidney failure


  • Common Causes of Hiccups: Severe Kidney Failure

  • Infections such as malaria

  • Multiple sclerosis


Home Remedies for Hiccups

Tip 1:

Have a teaspoon of sugar and allow it to dissolve slowly in your mouth without chewing it. This remedy is especially for toddlers and children who are unable to follow detailed instructions on breathing pattern.

Home Remedies for Hiccups: Sugar

Tip 2:

Mix one cup of yogurt with a teaspoon of salt, stir it thoroughly until the salt dissolves completely. Have the yogurt slowly, this will help stop your hiccups

Home Remedies for Hiccups: Yogurt

Tip 3:

Cardamom powder is an effective remedy for hiccups. Boil 1 cups of water and add a teaspoon of freshly ground cardamom powder in it. Allow the liquid to cool and then strain the liquid and drink. This remedy helps the muscles of the diaphragm to relax and this will stop your hiccups.

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Tip 4:

Peel a small piece of fresh ginger and chew on it slowly to get rid of your hiccups.

Home Remedies for Hiccups: Ginger

Tip 5:

Swallowing or gargling water may interrupt the hiccup cycle, which can quiet the nerves and get rid of your hiccups.

Tip 6:

A spoon of peanut butter is a great remedy that could help stop continuous hiccups.

Home Remedies for Hiccups: Peanut Butter

Tip 7:

Draw a deep breath and try to hold it as long as possible without letting any air out and exhale gently in a controlled way. This action often helps get rid of hiccups. Keep repeating this procedure a couple of times.

Tip 8:
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Mix 1/2 teaspoon of mustard seeds with 1/2 teaspoon of pure ghee and swallow the mixture. This will reduce your hiccups.

Home Remedies for Hiccups: Mustard and Ghee

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JesusLoveYou
Try eating popcorn. My hicups stopped with after a few handfuls :O it worked!
JesusLoveYou  Sunday, March 8, 2015
abdul_muqeet
I got a simple technique...it really wprk 100% to me. Take a pillow and put it under your chin and lay down on mat such that your front side is parallel to ground.raise your chin little such that a little strech should effect on you stomach. Try this and please reply me!!!!!
abdul_muqeet  Sunday, December 22, 2013
Devendra56
hi i am getting hiccups since 4-5 days.
Devendra56  Tuesday, June 4, 2013
rahul_mishra611
have a teaspoon of sugar and a glass of water..hiccup will get lost in a second
rahul_mishra611  Saturday, January 5, 2013
rahul_mishra611
Have a teaspool of sugar and water..it will get lost..my own experience.
rahul_mishra611  Saturday, January 5, 2013
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