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@Humbug25 (12551)
November 18, 2008 1:12pm CST
I was wondering the other day about what people do when they get hiccups. I simply push the flaps of my inner ear in with my thumbs and then use the knuckles of my fore finger to push my nostrils closed, then take a deep breathe and hold it for as long as I can. I then very slowly release the air in my mouth and, hey presto the hiccups have gone! I have been doing this for many years now, not that I actually get hiccups that often but it always works when I do it. If by chance it doesn't work then usually it is because I have let the air out too quickly and do it again with success. What do you do when you get hiccups?
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@scorpio19 (1363)
18 Nov 08
Hiya Humbug LOL brillant discussion hun, well I just hold my breathe but your right if the hiccups are still there once I release it, then I have to repeat the process and do it properly.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Nov 08
Hi there scorpio how's you? Good I hope! Like I said in a previous response, I really hate it when I have been hiccupping for like ages and ages to the point that it starts to hurt and when they finally go I am waiting thinking I am going to hiccup again and that's horrible. I haven't had hiccups in ages though, thank goodness!! Thanks scorpio
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
I read about that technique somewhere. I haven't tried it yet. But it clearly works. I will try it (if I can remember it) next time. Usually I hold my breath or try to burp. Depends where I am. Problem with burping is that sometimes it comes out of the wrong end! How to win friends and influence people!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Nov 08
Hi ya p1kef1sh I think the idea is to block the oretheses (I know I have spelt it wrong but I am tired - that is my excuse, it is a good one and I am sticking to it!) and stop any air from getting in. I am not sure how many brain cells you lose during this process, a lot in my case!! Burping might do that to you but it sure doesn't me and just so that you know, I think that was too much info LOL Cheers p1key
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@p1kef1sh (45640)
18 Nov 08
LOL. I did hear that the reason the US Army officers don't carry umbrellas in uniform is in case they frighten the oretheses. Or was that 'orses! LOL.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Nov 08
Hahahaha
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
18 Nov 08
I would have to try and remember this great solution my friend, but you know how it is, the day you get hiccups and you can't find or remember your quick fix remedy to rid myself of the irritating bodily function! Although having said that it is very rare for me to suffer with this problem, in the past I have tried and tested many ways but they never seem to work, I hope I can remember your great advice if I ever do!
@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Nov 08
Hi ya woldfie34 I hope you do remember this way to get rid of them when the time comes, and it will again one day I am sure, because it really does work no matter how foolish you will look just try not to do it anywhere public! Thanks as always friend
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
18 Nov 08
I will keep in consideration you suggestions when i have a hiccup. i try to do it right now but I don't have one at the moment. I will call it humbug25 remedy from now on.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Nov 08
Hi ya ronaldinu Yea maybe I should have put a copywrite on that one eh? Lol thanks ronaldinu
@lilcee (2704)
• United States
18 Nov 08
I usually drink a glass of water down real fast without stopping. Not cold water, water from the tap. If that doesn't work, I take a spoonful of sugar and then swallow that down with water. Works for me.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Nov 08
Hi ya lilcee I think I will stick to my own method thanks!! LOL Thanks for your response
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@swtpareek (651)
• United States
18 Nov 08
I rarely get hiccups, but when I do get them I drink water in small sips. Another way to curb hiccups is to drive your attention to some other stuff(but it is not that easy, you are tempted to think about the hiccups). I tell an interesting thing that here in India hiccups are considered as remembrance. That is when you get hiccups it is said that someone is remembering you, any near relative or any friend! So the next time if you are not able to stop them just feel nice that someone is thinking about you!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Nov 08
Hi there swtpareek Aww that is a nice thought but I really hate it when you have hiccups for such a long time that it starts to hurt and when they do eventually go you are waiting for the hiccup to come again!! Thanks for your response
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
18 Nov 08
I've never tried your method, but I rather like thinking about you doing this funny maneuver! I actually tip my head down and drink a glass of water "upside down". It usually works. Hey,..... that's sounds even goofier!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Nov 08
Hi ya rocketj1 There you go, saying that I must look pretty crazy I think you need to think about how you look little missy!! LOL hahahaha . I think that if I tried your method I might adctually drown myself and hey there you go, hiccups gone! LOL Thanks friend
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@rocketj1 (6960)
• United States
18 Nov 08
True. You know, I guess jumping out of a window might do the trick for me too!!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
18 Nov 08
Do you need a helping hand? Hahaha lol
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@Seppy1984 (2148)
• United States
19 Nov 08
lol I had to responed to this discussion when I saw it on the home page, my son has the hiccups right now, what we do that always works on him is when he is not expecting it we scare him, yes he cries but it get's rid of the hiccups. Although on the other hand for me I hold my breath in for 10 seconds and this usually always helps me and if it don't I drink a glass of water upside down. But I hardly ever get hiccups thank goodness because I hate the hiccups. Well it was nice responding and Happy Mylotting.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Nov 08
Hi ya Seppy1984 How old is your son? They say that when babies get hiccups it bothers adults more than it bothers the baby!! LOL . I know that making someone jump really does get rid of them but if you are by yourself your kinda bit stuck hahaha Thank you for your response and I am glad you liked the discussion
@Seppy1984 (2148)
• United States
19 Nov 08
My son is two. I don't think they bother him and I know they don't bother me but when he has them then it gives me an excuse to scare him.....lol
@hildas (3031)
18 Nov 08
I do not get hiccups really. My daughter gets them a lot. I tell her to hold her breath for the count of ten, then drink some water. It does not really work though, but I always say this as my Mother told me the same thing. This one is meant to work though but I have not tried it. (1) Pour a TALL glass of water. (2) Hold your breath... *** (3) IMPORTANT...PINCH YOUR NOSE CLOSED. (4) Slowly, take 10 - 20 swallows of the water...while holding your breath with your nose pinched closed. (5) When you can't stand it any more....you'll know by that overwhelming drowning sensation -- after a gasp, take a deep breath and relax. This cures the hiccups 99 percent of the time - guaranteed! It's a proven medical remedy!
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Nov 08
Hi ya hildas Hmm is there a health warning that comes with this remedy like 'CAUTION, MAY CAUSE DROWNING!! LOL Thanks for your response
@hildas (3031)
19 Nov 08
I got it of the web on a medical site. It probably would though if done wrong. Guess I would not try it either now you said that.
@mtata23 (354)
• India
21 Nov 08
i generally drink a glass of water when i get hiccups but i have heard that if you say something sudden or act sudden such that the person getting hiccups is frightened or astonished the hiccupps will stop. want to try.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
22 Nov 08
Hello mtata23 I have experienced a scare to get rid of my hiccups and I must admit it does work! Thanks for your response
@fifileigh (3619)
• United States
19 Nov 08
i either get something to drink or i hold my breath for a couple of minutes.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Nov 08
Hi there fifileigh long time no see how ya been? I think holding your breath seems to be the popular method. Thanks for your response
@fxcash (105)
• Canada
19 Nov 08
I was always told and know from using this method that if you get a good scare your hiccups will go away. Sometimes all you need is a friend to do something to shock and scare you a little and you will get rid of them.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Nov 08
Hi there fxcash This has worked for me too in the past but it is a bit tricky to scare yourself when you are on your own eh? LOL Hahaha Thanks for your response
@icegermany (2524)
• India
19 Nov 08
good that this pattern will help you get rid of hiccups but it dont work for us may be as you tell it is due to wrong procedure or so and when we get hiccups we try to just put two drops of lime and it helps and instantly stops the hiccups. using water and taking deep breathe and all didnt help us but this works.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Nov 08
Hiya icegermany I think different things work for different people! Thank you for your response
@mz2981 (36)
• Qatar
19 Nov 08
hiccups caused by too much cabon dioxide in your body. The solution is just do breathing exercise to remove the extra CO2 in your body.
@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Nov 08
Hi ya mz2981 Is that so? I think my method would be quicker! LOL Thanks for your response
• United States
19 Nov 08
I never had a fool proof technique for hiccups. however a few months ago i was watching a show on TLC about cases in the E.R at a certain hospital. There was a woman that came in that had them for 8 days. They tried everything you could imagine, the doctor even tried giving her a sedative to make her sleep but she still had the hiccups. After several other techniques, they read about one where you have someoen take their index finger and middle finger and place them just above your eyes, (both eyes) and the person with teh hiccups presses against their friends fingers as hard as they can. I have no clue why this is suppose to work, but since i seen it, i have tried it on my 5 yr old, and he has put his fingers above my eyes when I have had them, and well I will be darn if each and every time it worked! Strange I know, but what works, works, whatever the reason.
@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Nov 08
Hello faln_angel1205 Wow 8 days that must have got painful after such time but I am glad she is cured now! Thanks for your insightful response
• United States
19 Nov 08
huh...
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Nov 08
Hello biglittleshot and welcome to myLot huh? Nothing more to say than that? Thanks anyway and happy mylotting!
• United States
18 Nov 08
a spoonful of peanut butter was a remedy my daughter brought home from school. And It works for her!! This doesn't work for my other daughter however she tries to hold her breath for as long as she can or else just waits until they go on there own.
@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Nov 08
Hi there chobby3037, love your username by the way! Hahaha that is what your daughter tells you, she just wants a spoonful of peanut butter LOL Thanks for your response
• Canada
18 Nov 08
Another cure is to hold your ears and drink a glass of water. It works every time.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Nov 08
Hello there loniperry_1 and welcome to myLot I don't get how you can hold your ears and drink a glass of water at the same time, you need a third hand! LOL Thanks for your response
@apples99 (6564)
• United States
18 Nov 08
Hi there humbug25.I just hold my breath for 30 seconds that usually works when I get the hiccups or I try drinking a glass of water, but holding my breath works best for me.
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@Humbug25 (12551)
19 Nov 08
Hi ya apples99 Well when that stops working you can try my method! LOL Thanks for your response
• United States
19 Nov 08
I have a couple different things i do when i get the hiccups cause one dosn't always work. First i try the old hold your breathe and count to ten which rarely work. then i try guzzling a glass of mountain Dew to make myself burp. if that dosn't work I try to technique a friend once told me which i thought was weird. I get a drink and i bend over and drink upside down. I know it sounds weird but it works you just have to turn the cup the opposite way you usually drink. Now for y baby when he gets the hiccups i give him sugar water and it works every time.