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Archive for March 29th, 2011

Hiccups – What’s Your Cure?

Posted by terrepruitt on March 29, 2011

There seems to be so many reasons one can get hiccups they don’t really know what EXACTLY causes them.  What happens when you have the hiccups is the diaphragm contracts repeatedly.  Sometimes when we suck air in really fast we make the “hic” sound.  I know sometimes I have very loud hiccups.  Sometimes they are so strong they hurt.  I don’t really like the hiccups, they are disruptive.  There are many remedies to get rid of the hiccups.  I have one that I use and it works EVERY SINGLE TIME.

One remedy is to eat a package of sugar . . . . at least that is one that I know of.  A package of sugar is less than a teaspoon.  I have never tried it, but my husband, the person that told me about it, has used this method.  He said it works.

My sure-fire cure for the hiccups is drinking water.  The trick is to drink the water with your ears plugged.  So you either need someone to help you or you need a straw.  Plug your ears and drink through the straw or have someone plug your ears for you.  I drink as much water as I can before I have to take a breath of air.  They go way . . . . every time.  I have never had this method fail me.

What is your method?  Or what have you heard of?  What have you tried that didn’t work?

On an unrelated note  — please remember my Nia Class in Los Gatos where I will be collecting donations for the American Cancer Society – Relay for Life is April 17th.  If you are local, I hope to see you there.

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