Hiccups?

@agrim94 (3809)
India
March 30, 2009 9:42am CST
Ever since i was a kid and i got hiccups my mom would ask me to drink water or blow a balloon and they rarely cured my hiccups? Do u have any thing that can immediately stop hiccups?
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9 responses
• United States
30 Mar 09
Well it won't work unless you swallow the water at the exact time you are about to hiccup and as the water goes down your throat it stops the hiccup. I promise it works. Lisa always makes me laugh till i start hiccuping. My hiccups aren't normal they are very strange sounding and embarrassing and painful. So i quickly swallow water over and over again till it stops and it works.
@agrim94 (3809)
• India
31 Mar 09
Thanks ratcliffe07 for the response. So i am suppose to hold my water everytime i get a hiccup and then swallow it over the hiccup. wont hiccup force me to throw off the water in my throat when hiccup comes?
• United States
31 Mar 09
Nope, it forces hiccup down. And if you can't tell when you are about to hiccup, just swallow water continuously for however many secs there are between hiccups
@MAllen400 (830)
30 Mar 09
I heard a good one to stop hiccups the other day although this was when a child had it. The Mother said she would give the child 1p for each hiccup after 3 the child is concentrating so hard wanting the money that they go. Would it work on an adult I dont know but hey get someone to offer you money or if they would do a chore for you around the house for each hiccup and it might go! Otherwise drink from the glass not the side of the glass closest to you but furthest away and this works.
@Fadolf (545)
• Slovenia
30 Mar 09
This one is also good. I forgot how my mother used to stop my hiccups. She used to frighten me and I would instantly stop having hiccups.
@agrim94 (3809)
• India
30 Mar 09
Thanks Mallen for the response and thats interesting 1 pence for every hiccups after 3rd one.. well times have changed so lets see if i ask my mom would she be willing to give me 1 pound for every hiccup after third one and i would see how it works and no way i am going to do a chore i would go out and wont come back till i am cured even if it is as late as 1 am and let my mom worry where i am.
@Fadolf (545)
• Slovenia
30 Mar 09
My mother also told me to drink the water, but she also told me to add a sugar in it. I also know that you can "cure" it instantly by taking a breath for 30 seconds (or more if you can). I've never heard the trick with a baloon, I'll try it next time I get hiccups. Take care and happy mylotting!
@Fadolf (545)
• Slovenia
30 Mar 09
LOL, I wrote taking a breath... Lapsus scriptae... I meant holding a breath.
@agrim94 (3809)
• India
30 Mar 09
Thanks Fadolf for the response. Yes i would try your breath holding trick too and yes i can hold for 30 seconds not a big deal. I hope it cures my hiccups.. And yes i was made to do this balloon trick but it hardly ever worked.
@cream97 (29164)
• United States
13 Feb 10
Hi, agrim94. I have never heard of blowing up a balloon to cure hiccups. I know that if I drink a cool glass of water it usually gets rid of my hiccups. I have even seen parents put bits of brown paper towel on a babies forehead. This would seem to cure the babies hiccups.
@agrim94 (3809)
• India
22 Jan 11
Hi Cream. thanks for responding to my discussion and thats a nice cure you told here. I hope this thing help cure hiccup.
• United States
31 Mar 09
sugar water or holding my breath usually works for me,unless they're really bad. plain water by itself does nothing for me.
@agrim94 (3809)
• India
31 Mar 09
Thanks for the response scarlet_ woman i would definitely try some of new things which i am learning here and see if anything works for me.
31 Mar 09
A friend' mother once advised me to have some sugar.I did it and it worked.You should also try.
@agrim94 (3809)
• India
31 Mar 09
thanks for the response ritwikbiswas and it if true then it is very nice and tasty way to cure hiccups.
@moondancer (7433)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Hiccups is your bodies way of getting air when it needs some. I always take a deep breath and then count slowly to at least 10. If you hiccup before you get through counting then start over again. You should be done with the hiccups. They will stop.
@agrim94 (3809)
• India
31 Mar 09
Hey moon dancer thans scientific explanation to hiccups and i didnt know it. Thanks for the advise i would definitely try this out next time i have hiccups.
@bombshell (11265)
• Germany
30 Mar 09
thats a well known cured to drink water but blow hte balloon is new for me
@agrim94 (3809)
• India
31 Mar 09
Thanks for the response bombshell and more i am reading responses here i am finding a lot of things which are new to me too.
@abcnadz (460)
• India
30 Mar 09
i get hiccups almost all the time and that too loud ones. hi,,hi,,hi. some people asked me to have a spoon of sugar but it didnt work. what my dad asked me to do really works. let me tell you how. count the time gap between one hiccup and the other. when the next hiccup comes hold your breath along with it or as soon as itz over and then hold your breath till it's time for the next hiccup to come ( you know the time gap from the first step) . when it's time, relaese the breath. it works for after doing it for 2 or 3 times. make sure when you do this. you should sit in a straight position without bending your spine have a nice day :) and do let me know if it worked for you or not . :)
@agrim94 (3809)
• India
30 Mar 09
Thanks abcnadz for response. I would try holding breath next time i have them and it shouldnt be difficult as they come every few seconds but i dont know if i would be able to hold breath when next hiccup came and i would just open my mouth and let the air go out and then in...