Ask a friend to stick their (clean) fingers gently in your ears while you slowly sip water from a glass or bottle. If you have hiccups while alone, fill up mouth with water, stick your own fingers in your ears to plug them, then slowly swallow small amounts of the water that's in your mouth. I've tried this with myself, children, friends and nephew: it is foolproof!
Drink water from a glass of water slowly, without taking any breath for as long as you can, till you think you are going to drown. Seal the glass to your mouth and face, also. If you have to take a breath, take it from the air inside the glass. Hiccups are caused by extra oxygen, in you system, so by using the air inside the glass, it has more CO2 then oxygen after you have breathed in it, your body will use up the extra oxygen. Simple, really, I have done it hundreds of times....
I have tried most of these suggestions some worked for a while and some didn't. Now I take a teaspoon of sugar and let it melt in my mouth. It worked every time except one...I had to repeat, then they quit.
The simplest way to accomplish this is holding your breath BUT you have to do it by expanding your chest/lungs to their fullest and holding that position through the amount of time you would next hiccup, not just holding a little bit of air or for just a little while.
The reason there are so many ideas is there are a lot of complicated ways to trick your body into not taking a breath for longer than usual. (eating dry sugar, drinking water, etc.)
Here's some trivia you might never need to know about this: the technical term for hiccups is spasmodic diaphragmatic contractions
Urine is good for more than jellyfish stings, athletes foot and golden showers....did you know it can be used to cure the hiccups as well? To cure yourself of the hiccups, simply take a small sample of your urine, in a cup or a bowl. Position your nose slightly above the urine and slowly inhale for 30-60 seconds. Your hiccups will be gone. This works because there are chemicals in your urine that relax muscles. When air touches the urine, it evaporates and the chemicals become vapors. This is also why rubbing urine on a sore muscle relieves pain.
Fill a wash basin with Luke warm water, comfortable to the touch. Have a dry towel near by. Here's the tricky part, put your face in the water deep enough to immerse both you'd nose and mouth. Put your' head in the water three times and take it out twice, this method ALWAYS stops hiccups!
This will sound weird, but it works for me every time: Drink a good mouthful of water, but don't swallow it Find a wall, then go into a headstand position (with the water still in your mouth) Then, slowly swallow the water, little by little Hopefully that works! It works for me!
This was an old answer by me for a similar question: As said already, holding your breath always works. But sometimes just holding your breath won't do good. In that case, take a clean plastic cover. Cover your mouth and nose with the plastic cover so that no air can go in or out. Breathe through your mouth, inside the cover. Continue this until you are free from hiccups. The thing here is to intake some amount of air that we exhaled. Both the methods are basically same, but the 2nd is better, because it makes us to inhale more air that we exhaled, and i think that's the reason for working of this method.
Concentrate on your breathing. You get the hiccups because your diaphragm is out of sync with your natural breathing rhythm. Concentrating on breath will get them back in sync. Deep slow breaths and think to your self "Breathe IN" "Breathe OUT"
ok so my mom always says tilt ur head back and then she takes a glass of water and she puts it really high up and then she pretends like shes gonna pour it in my mouth but she doesnt and it works and also eat a spoon full of suger
Inhale a deep breath until you can't inhale any more, hold it for a couple seconds then inhale a little more & hold it as long as you can, while you're doing this start swallowing, swallow until you can't swallow any more then swallow once more. exhale and hiccups are gone. (Full lungs & swallowing)
Get yourself a cup of water. Then light a match and immediately outen it in the the cup of water and throw the match away. Then drink the water. The sulfur from the match will make your hiccups go away. This really works!
I hold my breath for about thirty seconds. My teacher taught my friend a trick where you cover your ears with your hands and put your head between your knees so you are facing the floor and do that for about thirty seconds.
first drink some water then hold your breath and spin around ( dont hold your breath too long or else you will pass out and think you were dreaming you can also make someone scare by pulling out a gun and pretending to shoot you
Make sure you are not wearing anything tight around your chest. If you are, loosen it. Keep gulping every few seconds, especially when you feel a hiccup might be coming. A couple of hiccups might escape, but with continuous gulping, hiccups should be gone within 3 minutes.