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Hiccups – What Causes Them And How To Stop Them Quickly!

In the majority of cases hiccups stop on their own in a matter of minutes but in rare cases they can persist for a longer time meaning that there might be a more serious medical cause.

 Hiccups what causes them and how to stop them quickly

In such a case, if the hiccups last for more than 48 hours you need to seek some medical assistance and see what’s the problem.

There are quite a few natural remedies which can help you get rid of this nuisance in a matter of seconds, you should try them out and see what works for you best. Even though they may sound funny at first give them a chance, you’ll see they’re quite effective.

  • Inhale and hold in your breath for as long as you can. Take a deep breath and slowly count to 10 before exhaling. Repeat 3-4 times.
  • Drink a glass of cold water. Quickly take 10 little sips of cold water or gargle with some cold water.
  • Eat a teaspoon of sugar or honey.
  • Breathe in a paper bag. If you don’t have a paper bag at hand cover your nose and mouth with your hand and breathe like this for a while.
  • Stick your tongue out. Stick your tongue out for as much as you can and your hiccup will disappear in a matter of seconds.
  • Cover your ears gently. Carefully cover your ears with your hands or fingers for 20-30 seconds. A lot of people swear that this is the ultimate cure for the annoying hiccups.
  • Take a bite of lemon or drink a sip of vinegar. The acidic flavor helps in eliminating hiccups.
  • Lift up your knees toward your chest and press them against your chest hard.