Hiccup Cures?

I’ve been afflicted with a case of the hiccups this evening, so I thought I’d find out what your favorite cures are. What I’ll do, when I get fed up enough, is take a swallow of water, and hold it in my mouth while I hold my breath for 30 seconds and try to relax my throat. If that doesn’t work, any other suggestions?

C [hiccup] J

  1. Hold your breath for as long as you possibly can…2 minutes, at least.
  2. Swallow a spoonful of sugar…no water or anything, just force the grainy stuff down your throat.

For me, the first one usually works. If not, the second one works EVERY time.

Cecil speaks.

Relevant quote:

Sprinkle Angostura bitters on a lime, and then chomp the lime. I don’t know why it works, but it does. For me, anyway. YMMV

A big spoonful of peanut butter has always worked for me.

I also use TN*hippie’s second method (sugar), and I learned it from my fiancé who is definitely the smartest and sexiest man alive. Keep in mind that you don’t neccessarily have to deliver the sugar into your mouth with a boring old regular spoon and have fun with it. :wink:

drink some water ** from the opposite side ** of the glass.

works everytime. mind; don’t get wet.:slight_smile:

Thanks folks. The hiccups subsided on their own (add procrastination to another remedy to try), but I like reading what you think. More ideas are welcome.


I’m with käse. Fill a substantial glass to the brim and drink it in one go from the far side of the glass (which will require gradually bending over).

hehe, I love it when people ask me how to cure hiccups. I usually respond with a few smaller tasks such as pinching the back of your neck until it hurts or jumping while holding your breath… Then I move onto stronger tasks such as catching one’s self on fire (havn’t succeded at getting someone to fall for that one yet).
But seriously, I’ve heard taking a butter knife and placing the flat part of the knife against their temple and applying pressure while holding your breath as long as you can. This one has worked, I’m not trying to make an idiot out of anyone…

But another great way to cure hiccups is to run into a wall at a slight angle as fast as you can while yelling “kamakasie!!!”
Works every time :wink:

When I had 'em once, a cow-orker looked at me sternly and said “I hear you’ve been saying bad things about my wife.”

Me: “What!”

Him: “You told people she was a whore, didn’t you?”

Me: “My God man, hell no!”

Him: “How are your hiccups?”

Me: “You sonuvabitch, they’re completely gone.”

Loud noises work well, but only at home.

Last week she had a bad case of them at Moose McGilicuddy’s, so I leaned over and gently brushed her shoulder.

“What was that for?”
“It was nothing. Don’t worry about it.”
“Don’t worry about what!”
“Nothing. Just a little bee.”
“A bee? There was a bee on me?”

Hiccups were gone, just like that. She still hasn’t forgiven me.

I hold my breathe as long as I can; then, instead of exhaling, I pull in a little more air and hold that as long as I can. When I finally exhale, no more hiccups.

Grandma used to make us take a teaspoon of vinegar. Worked. Now as an adult I love vinegar and can swig it with the best of 'em :slight_smile:

Lime ‘n’ bitters. Works every time. It even works on hiccups that really hurt!:eek:

Teaspoon of worsteshire sauce.

Holy cow, does that cure 'em.


Make yourself burp. Works everytime for me.

It’s real polite, too. :wink:

Last time I had a case of the hiccups, my SO handed me a cup and said “drink this”. I look at it, and saw that it was empty. I laughed so hard my sides hurt, but the hiccups were gone.

I must admit Lunatic that I’ve never hiccuped during a burp but the anticipation of what that would sound like does admittedly make me smile.

I just popped in to say that I have started burping in instead of out for the last couple of years (I have no idea why), which sounds pretty much like the hiccuping during a burp discussed here, and yes, I sound fairly ridiculous.