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How to Get Rid of Your Hiccups

Updated on April 2, 2016

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.

Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, & Yawn (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)
Why I Sneeze, Shiver, Hiccup, & Yawn (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 2)

Help your kids learn why the body does some of the strange things it does like get the hiccups.

 

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.

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Disclaimer

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.

Did This Remedy Cure Your Hiccups? What other tricks or remedies have you tried to get rid of the hiccups?

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      JSoul 3 months ago

      Awesome!! My 8 yr old son has had hiccups off & on all day. He was trying to fall asleep, but they were back with no letting up. Until he tried this... the first time! Thank you very much!

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      ashley737 3 years ago

      I don't have them at all now

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      ihatehicups 3 years ago

      nope still have them

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      The first step worked for me!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Yay! They're gone. First time. Can answer the phone at work properly now, without people tutting at me.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Same here. Omg. My boyfriend is pickin me up in like 10min. I was scared I wod have them when he came>.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Totally worked!!! Amazing

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      yes this worked great

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I've tried it all -- pulling on an earlobe while i drink water, making someone scare me, and so on.... but this is fullproof and works every time. thank you!!!

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      alina nicoleta92 4 years ago

      Hope I won't have any problems now that I know it's a way to get over them:)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks so much! I get them pretty much every day and it really is annoying. But this has always worked!

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      ChrisLdn 4 years ago

      I don't know how or why this works, but I was told to eat a little bit of peanut butter when I get the hiccups . It's honestly worked for me 100% of the time!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      It worked!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have had the hiccups for the past hour! This worked so well!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      If you like pickles this sounds weird but one drink of pickle juice and they are gone

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks again for the hiccup idea

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thanks so much. LOL

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you Internet. Another satisfied on-liner. It really works

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      OMG! it worked

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Holy moly it worked!!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      My hick cups are gone after reading your thread. 3 thumbs up God bless.....thx

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you, I had the hiccups for about half a day and tried numerous "remedies" with no success. I did this and they stopped on the first try. Again, thanks.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This really work's

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Great worked first time..Thanks!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Awesome !!! Worked really good! Stopped my hiccups the first time!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow thanks it worked!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      OMG! My husband has had the hiccups for the last hour! I'm so glad I got out of bed and googled this up!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      God bless you!!

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      theclutterhelp 4 years ago

      this worked for me! Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Oh my. Mine were really starting to hurt.this seriously worked. I thought every one was full of it. Haha

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      wow all night i was hicking but this worked i did even i swallow while holding my breath

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Omg! Worked for me too!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow works

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Tried a couple thing before .... then I got to this page. IT REALLY WORKED :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I know right it didn"t work for me .

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Also putting peanut butter on the roof of your mouth. I literarily just tried it!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This really worked my son (age 4) had hiccups but when he did this remedy it was gone in less than 60 secs. cool

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      wow this is like the only thing that actually worked!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      wow...it works also....it truly works..i thught it would not but now my rid of my hiccups....

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow. That was amazing!!! Worked the first time!!! Thank you!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow! That really worked!!! Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Wow it worked. That's cool how quick it works

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      yay all better

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Woot! it worked ive had hiccupes for 7hrs it was terrible

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Yay! It actually worked!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      thanks so much it helped me even when i havee asthma

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Woah ! This actually worked ;D. Ive had the hiccups for the longest time ;p

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Thank you so much! Worked the first time and I've been trying everything!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      no, u liar

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      works first time every time!!!!! beats drinking water upside down

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: Gulp down a big heaping spoonful of Mustard. Works every time. I almost puked the first couple time but its worth it because my hiccups are terrible.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes first try! Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i tried and tried and did not work

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      this does not work i tried it ten times!!!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This worked really good although i had to repeat a couple times.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @anonymous: I know I had the hiccups forever in school one day and I could not get rid of them so when I got home I looked at this website and I just got the hiccups right now but when I tried it it did not work for me so I am still hiccuping

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Yes ,

      This definitely worked! Cheers:-)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      this works well but if it fails try a shot of pickle juice ( trust me )

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      no

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i've been hiccuping for 2 days!!!! Thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      nothing is working what's wrong with me

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Worked the first time ! :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It worked thank you!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was hiccuping for an hour and they were getting worse and worse. I did it and it worked on the first time! Thanks !!!!!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i thought it didn't work but it does ;)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      i thought it didn't work at first but it actually works!!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: then u did it wrong

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      So this totally works every time!!! This amazes me every time!!! :DD

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It worked first go :D YAY!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It worked on the first try. Thank you so much.I'm gonna tell everybody I know about this.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      this is not workingggggggggggggg

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      it worked and I had it for about 9 hours, i wish i would have checked here lomg time ago..

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I was just about to try this, but when I finished reading it my hiccups curred themselves....... Dang-it, maybe next time. :) <3

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      PearlieD 5 years ago

      Hiccups are hard to fix, standing on head is best for a while ;), but not so suitable at this age :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thank you so much

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I agree, it must have been the swallowing that did it. That's the only thing I did differently after reading this, and it worked.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      it took 3 tries but the step where it says it helps to swallow ( step three) beer works for that,, lol

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Three tries and hiccup free!! tysm!!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      yes it worked ..thank you

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      yup it actually worked, i was super surprised. Thanks so much :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      it did work thank u

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Wow this really worked thanks

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      im sosososos happy. it worrkkkeedd

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      this really works. my hiccups are gone but my lungs hurt for holding my breath for 2 long

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      IT WORKED!!! WOOHOO

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      YES

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      yes

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      yep worked a treat

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: That's what has always worked for me too

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Well I was gonna use the steps but suddenly my terrible hiccups wwent away before I goot to,and I was really wantn to see if it worked :/...darn mayybe next time.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      a spoonful of peanut butter will do the trick

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      yess finally it worked

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      it didnt work

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      IT DOES WORK! !AYY GOOD JOB GUYS SIMPLE FIX EY

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      this really works you should use it. especially step # 3

      also you should really swallow

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It works my gurl had the hiccups there gone

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It worked on the first try! I am very impressed and satisfied.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      here's another way:

      tilt your head forwards and hold you ears and drink from the cup of water worked for me

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It worked :D :D

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It worked! Thanks so much- these hiccups have been bothering me for so long today!!