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How to Get Rid of Your Hiccups
Got The Hiccups Again?
Have you tried everything to get rid of your hiccups but nothing works? Are they driving you crazy right now?
Here's a quick and easy remedy that gets rid of hiccups about 90% of the time for me and the many others I've shared it with.
It's very simple and you can do it all by yourself. There's no need for paper bags, crazy stunts, special foods or having someone scare you to stop your hiccups. In 5 easy steps you'll be rid of them and back to normal.
Go ahead and give it a try! You'll be glad you did. Here are the steps...
Step 1: Exhale Completely
Right after a hiccup, smoothly exhale all the air out of your lungs. Every last bit. And then a little more.
Step 2: Take A Deep Breath
Breathe in all the air your lungs will hold. You can inhale through your mouth or nose, whichever you prefer.
It feels like I can breathe more air in if I alternate inhaling between my nose and mouth until I can't get any more in.
Step 3: Hold Your Breath
Hold that deep breath as long as you possibly can. It helps if you swallow a few times during this step.
Step 4: Exhale and Breathe Normally
Let all that air out and breathe normally. Hopefully you are now hiccup free again. If not, move on to step #5.
Step 5: Repeat As Needed
Sometimes it works on the first try but I've found that it normally takes 2 repetitions to get rid of my hiccups. Occasionally more.
If you hiccup during step 3, you'll probably have to repeat the process from step 1 again.
How Often Do You Get The Hiccups?
Hopefully this will cure your hiccups. While this hiccup home remedy works for me and most people I've told about it, it may not work for you. I'm not a doctor and the information on this site is not real medical advice.
Please contact a physician if you have any abnormal symptoms like feeling faint, nauseous or your hiccoughs last for a long time.
If you have asthma or another respiratory condition, talk to your doctor before trying this hiccup remedy.