What is a good cure for hiccups?

@inkyuboz (1288)
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
January 4, 2010 3:37am CST
Some people say scaring the wits out of a person can cure hiccups. Others say that drinking lots of water can cure it. While there are still other people that breathing into a paper bag can rid you of the hiccups. What is the quickest and best possible solution to this problem? I want to know.
9 responses
@megamatt (14332)
• United States
4 Jan 10
When I do get hiccups, I just drink something. The problem tends to away. I am guessing the moisture does something to alleviate the problem. However, I'm not quite sure but that's what works for me.
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@xmlukax (231)
• Slovenia
4 Jan 10
let me explain to you why does this with water work. hiccups are because your belly diaphragm is going up and down very fast. so holding your breath calms it down. why drinking too? when you drink you dont breath so it is same as holding your breath but for some and easier way. liquid has nothing to do with it. and the rumor of scaring peoples guts out isnt working. sometimes you even get that no breath stance when washing your teeth. i hope this explanation will help all of you that doesnt know how this helps or why does it help.
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@xmlukax (231)
• Slovenia
4 Jan 10
and i will talk more about hiccups in my blog http//mylotaddict.blogspot.com/
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@xmlukax (231)
• Slovenia
4 Jan 10
i will show you hiccups with pictures on my blog at bout 10 o clock
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@Genericbe (1378)
• Philippines
4 Jan 10
The common solution for that is to take a deep breath. Avoid talking for quite sometime until it was totally gone. Maybe drinking lot of water can cure but can cause you coughing mechanism in effect. Because there was a problem in the passage way of the air. Deep breath is the effective one. You cannot be choked nor coughing mechanism can be avoided.
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@xmlukax (231)
• Slovenia
4 Jan 10
or you can just read my scientificly prooved comment why is hiccup working and how to stop it
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@xmlukax (231)
• Slovenia
4 Jan 10
i got a cure that works for me everytime hold your breath for as long as you can. if you cant hold it very long then just repeat steps. i usualy do it on first try. i hold my breath and when i canot breath anymore i start breathing again and i stop hiccuping
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@omiami (412)
• Malta
4 Jan 10
That is what I normally do. I find it a quick and easy way especially when I cannot drink water because I dont have water available all the times so I found this remedy. sometimes I dont succeed but i try it for a second or third time. It usually works
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@crazydaisy (3899)
• Canada
4 Jan 10
Hold my breath and drink water and stare at something at the same time and not talk till they are gone. cd
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• India
4 Jan 10
Well for hiccoups, there are thousands of solutions... [i]~Hold your breath ~Drink Water ~Run a cold key down your neck ~Scare someone suddenly (I play horror games, lol) ~And many more.[/i] But I usually drink water and hold breath.. If they're REALLY annoying then I do the scare way, you could also end them if you get a shock.
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@ralphido (843)
• India
4 Jan 10
well.. when you got hiccups let someone scare you.. that's what Hanna-Barbera has been teaching us since Tom & Jerry..
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• Canada
4 Jan 10
for me i usually hold my breath for like a minute, my mother takes 10 sips of water, and my brother beats his chest lol,
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@zkapfo123 (320)
• India
4 Jan 10
Hi inkyuboz, the best way to help rid of hiccups is to drink atleast a cup of water very slowly holding your breath. I get hiccups very frequently and this is how i control or get rid of it. Hope you find this response useful. Thank you.
• United States
5 Jan 10
i've always found except in the worst hiccups,sugar and water works for me. when they're really bad,i have to hold my breath to get it to stop. the bag thing has never done anything to stop mine.