What is the best cure for the "hiccups"?

h2o - at least 2L per day
Taiwan
April 7, 2007 9:00am CST
My wife constantly has the hiccups and it's quite annoying. Our friends gave us a lot of tips but the tips don't seem to work. Help... anyone?
3 responses
@cheribam (448)
• United States
7 Apr 07
This method is tried and tested by me... I place an icebag on my neck (throat) area, rest for 5 minutes and the hiccup was gone...
• Taiwan
7 Apr 07
Thanks for the tip. I'll get my wife to try it the next time she has the hiccups.
• United States
7 Apr 07
I don't really think there is a cure for hiccups except time. However as for tips that I've heard and tried: drink water, hold your breath, a teaspoon of sugar, have someone scare you, stand upside down on your head. Did you hear about the 15year old that started and hasn't stopped yet? She's been doing it constantly for over a year.
• Taiwan
7 Apr 07
She tried everything, except stand upside down on her head. Thanks for the tip. Poor girl! Must be hard.
@webbyman (183)
• Philippines
8 Apr 07
My methods works for me. First, drink water as much as you can until your hiccups disappear or hold your breath as long as you can until it vanished.