How can I stop, get rid of and cure hiccups?
There are numerous home cures for hiccups. Our pharmacist says you can try these methods at home to get rid of hiccups:
- Hold your breath
- Drink a glass of water quickly
- Pull hard on your tongue
- Bite on a lemon
- Gargle with water
- Drink from the far side of a glass
- Place one-half teaspoon of dry sugar on the back of your tongue and swallow quickly. (This process can be repeated three times at two-minute intervals.)
Most cases of hiccups can be cured or resolve in a short time, and rarely are a medical emergency. Seek medical assistance if hiccups last more than three hours, or if they disturb your eating or sleeping habits.