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What Causes Hiccups? What Cures Hiccups?

  1. PhoenixV profile image75
    PhoenixVposted 5 years ago

    What Causes Hiccups? What Cures Hiccups?

    What is the exact cause for hiccups and what is a good home remedy?

  2. HS Matlock profile image58
    HS Matlockposted 5 years ago

    Hiccups are basically bronchial spasms. In babies, they can be caused by over stimulation.  Luckily they are not dangerous. Taking deep breaths and trying to relax might help. My husband swears by swallowing a spoon full of peanut butter for a natural hiccup remedy.

  3. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Hiccups are a spasming of the diaphragm.  At times it can get upset with food, or swallowing air - anything really.  Holding your breath and pressing trying to press the air down on your upper abdomen cures mine 100% of the time.

  4. tamlee21 profile image60
    tamlee21posted 5 years ago

    My home remedy is completely nuts.  I don't know how or why it works, but it does most of the time.  Out of nowhere, ask the person what they had for lunch.  My daughter gets hiccups for hours at a time.  I asked what she had for lunch.  She said I don't know, why?  A minute later I asked if she still had hiccups.  OMG no, you're weird mom.

  5. edhan profile image61
    edhanposted 5 years ago

    My solution to hiccups is giving myself a fright.

    It just go away after that. Strange but true.

  6. katieababy74 profile image60
    katieababy74posted 5 years ago

    Taking codeine causes hiccups for me! Every time I eat if I have taken pain killers containing codeine I get hiccups for ages!