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It's a diaphragm contraction I THINK it happens when you drink or eat carbonated things like soda. I would take a spoon full of sugar and put it on the back of your tongue but different methods work for different people

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You drink lots of water to cure them and idk how u get them

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They just come unexpectedly to cure them hold ur breathe for twenty seconds

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It's caused by taking in to much air at one time and there are many ways to cure them like drinking water or standing on your head or holding your breath.

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You get then because your brain isn't getting enough oxygen, and If you get a glass of water, and hold your breath as long as you can and then quickly drink the water:) hope I helped! And good luck getting rid of them:)

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A good way to get rid of them fast and it works every time! Get a glass of water and bend over so your head is down now drink upside down !! It's kinda tricky but it works!!! Good luck

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To get rid of them you have to hold water in your mouth for 10 seconds without breathing.

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Drink 9 sips of water

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This actually works: when you have hiccups you get a sip of water and keep it in your mouth and bend over and then swallow! It will go away asap! And you get the hiccups by drinking or eating to fast or swallowing a big breath of air

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What works for me is getting mad, for some reason it works, try it

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You eat peanut butter to cure them. Because the peanut butter is thick and it stops the mouth from taking in too much air. You get hiccups by taking in too much air.

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I get hiccups when I laugh a lot. To cure them, I stop laughing. Which can be hard, considering it takes a lot to make me laugh.

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if you get hiccups while you are eating,drinking or talking ,just stop , relax and breath slowly until it stop.
it's work with me and I've tried this method with my family too.
try it. it will help.

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Hiccups are due to gulping the food fast.and more solid in state. avoid talking while eating. it will disturb the coordination. drink water to avoid it.

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A doctor told me they occur when you eat too fast or your diaphragm simply doesn't agree with something you've eaten.

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put a Ritz cracker under the roof of your tounge and hold it there untill it desolves it works every time

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when u r doing sum kind of activity involving not breathing then Ur lungs need air and to get it the lungs make u breath quick breaths of air to get rid of them try breathing deeply

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Raise your left hand straight up in the air while drinking a glass of water - you will feel the caught air dissipate - end of hiccups

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I don't really know how you get them but you drink from a water bottle with your back bending and your head pointing forward. I'm sorry if these are bad directions, but if you do understand what I'm saying, then I'm telling you, it works!

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get a lime and cut in half and put a couple dashes of bitters in old bartender trick

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Why do we hic-hic-hiccup? What causes 'em? Here's some general information about hiccups that you might not know.
The Hiccup Down Low
When you hiccup, your diaphragm and nearby muscles convulse, causing you to briefly gulp air. Within 35 milliseconds, the glottis (the opening at the top of the air passage) slams shut, producing that familiar sound of the "hic." Some of us talented people can cure the hiccups right away, but if you hiccup more than seven times you'd better settle in for a bumpy ride. Once started, you'll usually hiccup 63 times or more. Maybe a lot more. Poor Charles Osborne had the hiccups for 69 years!
What Causes Them?

Hiccups are usually a reaction to your stomach and digestive system getting wonky. This happens when you eat too much, drink bubbly drinks like soda, or swallow too much air. Some people get the hiccups for no reason at all. Other things that cause hiccups include skull fracture, epilepsy, tuberculosis and believe it or not, constipation (not being able to poop).
Common Cures for the Hiccups

Unlike sneezing, farting, burping, etc., hiccups don't serve any purpose. They're just annoying and pointless! So how do you get rid of hiccups? Which remedy works best? Home remedies are usually based on the idea that you have to disrupt the hiccup cycle. Remedies include holding your breath, breathing into a bag, pulling your tongue, sudden fright, or - get this - eating sugar. Just drinking water, if done soon enough, might wash down a chunk of food in the throat that's pressing against a nerve.

If these fail, a doctor could prescribe the drug chlorpromazine, tickle the pharynx with a hollow flexible tube through the nose, or use hypnosis or acupuncture. Not doing the trick? You could use extreme measures. In 1833, it was recommended that you blister or burn the skin above the phrenic nerve on the neck and back.

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HEMPATHY has the best reason and explanation of hiccoughs. Here's how to get rid of them. SS&S. Salt, Seven and Soda. In a small glass, sprinkle some table salt, then put in a splash of Seven Up, and/or Club Soda, about two ounces is enough. While it's still fizzing, gulp it down. It will cause the spasms in your diaphragm to stop.
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according to some mythologies when somebody else related to the person getting hiccups thinks about that person that particular person will get hiccups.

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Eat one large tsp of peanut butter.

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eat some sugar on a table spoon ! works for my niece every time !

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Plug your nose and have someone plug your ears and drink down quickly a shot glass of water and wella they are gone!!!

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there are many cures for a hiccup. I was told (note I was told) that trapped air after eating or drinking certain foods creates it. The air, trying to escape, triggers hiccups. Here are some of mine, my dads, and friends remedies:

Have someone hold your ears, and drink a FULL glass of water. Sometimes I plug my nose while drinking and someone covering my ears. Or, if you have no one to help you, I get a straw or something and drink while covering my own ears.

This one is kinda weird. But it works for me (only sometimes, varies on how bad the hiccup is) and I made it up after all else failed. First, hold your breath for about 30-40 seconds while you lay down on your stomach, and bend your upper body towards the ceiling, (your head tilted upward) and it may work. Don't ask how it did, but it worked for me. Was a great stretching pose too lol.

Here's another one: take a couple of sips of flavoured water (or apple juice or some non carbonated water) and hold your breath for 30 seconds. Then take a couple more sips. Then repeat.

Here's one more: This is the second to last one I use, the last resort is the stretch tactic lol. I hunch over and take deep breaths. Then hold my breath for a couple of seconds, and slowly exhale. Then repeat.


I really hope at least one of these tactics work for you. I've heard of some other strange ways to get rid of the horrible hiccups. And I hope the other comments help you too. As we all know too well... Hiccups, suck, plain and simple!

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I count in between each hiccup

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A teaspoon of sugar works every time. Just let it dissolve on your tongue and voila...hiccups are history.

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I take a deep breath, bend over and hold it until they stop. Works every time for me.

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i think that u never know when u get them but what i do to get ride of them is drink water upside down always work 4 me.

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Hi-cups are generally a healthy sign for children especially infants. But a serious symptoms for the old. hiccups are triggered when body looses too much of water. And more often than not, when people drink more alcohol the spirit absorbs all the water from the stomach to get itself diluted so as to get easily digested by the help of liver. When the person drinks more alcohol with out properly diluted he may get a bout of hiccups. hiccups are strains signs generated by the diaphragm ( the thin sheath separates the chest and the abdomen) of our body, this organ give signs to drink water. This also get flared up when we consume large amount of pepper or chilly. To void and control hiccups
first advise is to drink sufficient cold water to cool the diaphragm, can consume 2 to 3 table spoons of sugar, can help you. Since it is difficult to tolerate the hiccups for more than an hour, your family doctor can advise you and find reasons for this strange symptom. Common drug used for a symptomatic treatment is STEMETIL.



















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