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What causes hiccups?

Remedy for hiccup

  •  Drinking carbonated beverages
  •  Multiple sclerosis
  •  Eating too much
  •  Steroids
  •  Excitement or emotional stress
  •  Diabetes
  • Swallowing air with chewing gum or sucking on candy
  • A hair or something else in your ear touching your eardrum
  • Meningitis
  • Kidney disease
  • Sore throat or laryngitis
  • Encephalitis
  • Tumors, goiter or cysts
  • Gastroesophageal reflux
  • Anesthesia
  • Barbiturates
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Alcoholism
  • Tranquilizers
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Electrolyte imbalance
  • Sudden temperature changes
  • Stroke

 

How can I get rid of, stop, remedy or cure hiccups?

  • Holding your breath or measured breathing
  • Breathe in a paper bag
  • Drinking a glass of cold or iced water
  • Hug your knees
  • Pulling hard on your tongue
  • Chest compression
  • Biting on a lemon
  • Vasalva maneuver
  • Gargling with water or try to gargle ice water
  • Massage your carotid artery
  • Smelling salts
  • East Sugar
  • Pull out your tongue
  • Squeeze your palm
  • Squeeze your nose while drinking water
  • Eat a spoonful of peanut butter or honey
  • Suck on ice or lemon
  • put a drop of cider or vinegar on your tongue
  • orgasm
  • rectal massage
  • rub the back of your neck (nape)
  • poke your throat
  • Distraction or get surprised, excited or startled

A hiccup occurs when an irregular respiratory movement is triggered via brief and involuntary contractions of the diaphragm muscle. Hiccups can also be triggered via: Metabolic disorders and drugs, Nerve damage and irritation or disorders found within the central nervous system.