Getting rid of the hiccups!

@killj0y (618)
United States
December 25, 2006 1:04pm CST
I've been getting the hiccups a lot lately! they actually hurt. I was wondering if anyone had any home remedies (other than someone scaring you) to get rid of them?
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@jennifer611 (2502)
• United States
25 Dec 06
My mom always gave us a spoonful of peanut butter.. or she would have us drink water upside down..
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@killj0y (618)
• United States
29 Dec 06
drinking water upside down didn't cause you to choke?
@minsmins (162)
• Philippines
29 Dec 06
Best way, and costs nothing is holding your breath for at least 10 seconds. Scaring is a remedy huh!?!
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@killj0y (618)
• United States
29 Dec 06
yeah scaring pretty much always works. holding your breath after inhaling or exhailing?
@minsmins (162)
• Philippines
30 Dec 06
Inhale then hold it. I'll try the scaremedy next time ;)
@killj0y (618)
• United States
4 Jan 07
thanks, i'll keep that in mind.
@firdaus (685)
• Malaysia
26 Dec 06
Some Common ideas on how to get rid of hiccups: * putting fingers in throat, or ears * standing on head * someone jumps out and scare you when you're not expecting it - a famous treatment * holding breath and counting to 10 * breathing deeply * trying to swallow hiccups * massaging the bottom throat between the collar bone or under both collar bones * drink as fast as possible * putting sugar on tongue * hold chocolate on your tongue Referred to as singultus, hiccups are treated medically only in severe and persistent (termed "intractable") cases. Haloperidol (Haldol, an anti-psychotic and sedative), metoclopramide (Reglan, a gastrointestinal stimulant), and chlorpromazine (Thorazine, an anti-psychotic with strong sedative effects) are used in cases of intractable hiccups. In severe or resistant cases, baclofen (an anti-spasmodic) is sometimes required to suppress hiccups. Effective treatment with sedatives often requires a dose that either renders the person unconscious or highly lethargic. Hence, medicating singultus is done short-term and is not a situation where the affected individual could continue with normal life activities while taking the medication.
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