So I figured I'd look up some hiccup cures

#1
As I've had hiccups for a while now.

Here are some highlights

The Drinking Method


  1. Get a 12 ounce glass of water
  2. Plug your ears with your fingers
  3. Plug your nose with other fingers at the same time
  4. Now pick up the glass with the remaining fingers
  5. Drink as much as you can as fast as you can
  6. Repeat the steps, if necessary.
Burp


  1. Drink lots of water.
  2. Burp.
  3. Repeat until the hiccups stop.
Bartender's Remedy


  1. Place 4 or 5 drops of Angostora Bitters on a lemon wedge and bite into the wedge, sucking in the juice. Sugar may be added to the lemon to ease the taste.
  2. Repeat until the hiccups stop.
Sugar Method


  1. Take a spoon and fill it with sugar
  2. Hold the spoon in your mouth for five seconds.
  3. Swallow.
  4. Take a sip of water.
  5. Repeat until hiccups are gone.
Drink Pickle Juice


  1. Drink about a half a teaspoon of pickle juice every 7-10 seconds until your hiccups stop.
The Styx Cure


  1. Listen to "Renegade" by Styx
  2. Repeat until hiccups are gone.
You may have noticed a pattern by now.

At the end they give the following tip

  • There is no 100% guaranteed cure for the hiccups. A good suggestion is just to wait it out.
I wonder if they realize that's what half the methods are.
 

Impact

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#2
This reminds me of this guy who was in the news a while back who had had hiccups for over a year. I'm sure he's tried some of the more crazy methods to try and get rid of them.
 

Jeru

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#3
more cures...
chlorpromazine
blister or burn the skin above the phrenic nerve on the neck and back
tickle the pharynx with a hollow flexible tube through the nose
hypnosis or acupuncture
Sudden Fright
Pulling on the tongue
Breathing into a bag

Just drinking water, if done soon enough, might wash down a chunk of food in the throat that's pressing against a nerve.


Home remedies are usually based upon the idea that you have to disrupt the hiccup cycle

Drinking water or Eating Sugar works if you do it before the 7th hiccup
 

Jeru

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#5
This reminds me of this guy who was in the news a while back who had had hiccups for over a year. I'm sure he's tried some of the more crazy methods to try and get rid of them.
Poor Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years! :sick:

Once you start you will usually hiccup about 63 times :urp:
 

PretzelCorps

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#6
Here's the one way I've found to cure hiccups each and every time:

The 'Patience' Method

  1. Occupy yourself for a half hour.
  2. Check for hiccups; if symptoms persist, go back to step 1.
 

Clever

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#8
Why can't people just leave the hiccups to fade away on there own, on average they only last about 5 minutes for me.
 
#9
Why can't people just leave the hiccups to fade away on there own, on average they only last about 5 minutes for me.
They're annoying, and sometimes they can hurt. My hiccups can get pretty painful. But yeah, I personally usually just leave them to go away on their own.