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Sunday, November 29, 2015

9 Ways You May Never Have Thought Would Cure Hiccups

9 Ways You May Never Have Thought Would Cure Hiccups
Everyone gets hiccups sooner or later. They can last for a few minutes or even a few hours, but one thing is for sure -- they are annoying. So, how do you get rid of hiccups? Most people will tell you to drink a glass of water or hold your breath. But here are 9 other ways to stop hiccups that you may never have thought about doing.

9 cures for the hiccups

  1. A spoon full of sugar - not only makes the medicine go down but can also stop hiccups.
  2. Honey - a teaspoon full of honey mixed in warm water can also stop hiccups.
  3. Peanut butter - take a spoonful of peanut butter to stop the hiccups.
  4. Vinegar - something sour is just as effective as something sweet to cure those hiccups, like a spoonful of vinegar.
  5. Hot sauce - a sip of this will interrupt your breathing pattern enough to stop hiccups.
  6. Dill seeds - chewing a teaspoon of dill seeds can also stop hiccups.
  7. Paper bag - breathing into a paper bag is often used to stop hyperventilation, but it is also effective in stopping the hiccups.
  8. Chocolate - this is one anybody would enjoy. Eating a teaspoon of powered chocolate drink mix will help stop hiccups.
  9. Paper towel - place a paper towel over the top of a glass and drink through the towel. It stops the muscle spasms that cause hiccups.

What causes hiccups?

According to the Mayo Clinic, hiccups can be caused by:

  • Drinking carbonated beverages
  • Drinking too much alcohol
  • Eating too much
  • Excitement or emotional stress
  • Sudden temperature changes
  • Swallowing air while chewing gum or sucking on candy

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