How to Cure Hiccups


Introduction: How to Cure Hiccups

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If you've ever had hiccups you will appreciate this simple cure, which in my experience works about 90% of the time. All that is required is a glass or mug of water and a willing subject.

Step 1: Relax - There Is a Cure for Hiccups.

Fill a glass or mug about 2/3 full of water.

Step 2: Lean Over and Drink From the Wrong Side of the Glass

While standing, lean over so you are facing the floor, and slowly drink the water from the wrong side of the glass, until you have finished or almost finished the glass of water. Don't worry if a few drops of water spill.

Sip slowly and swallow often - it should take you about 30 seconds to completely drink the glass of water. The cure works from a combination of the body position, the slow sips of water, and swallowing while in this position.

Step 3: Hiccups Are Cured!

Yeah! The cure worked!



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    5 Discussions


    1 year ago

    I'll try this next time I have hiccups -- but in private, otherwise my husband would be laughing so hard at the spectacle he'd probably get hiccups too. Of course, I could then laugh at him while he cures his hiccups.

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    It's true that you have to get over the urge to laugh in order to focus on drinking the water and curing the hiccups, and spectators are at risk of laughing fits! It really works though, so I do encourage you to try it!

    are u serious? I will try this once I have the hiccups but what if u are joking and I look like a mongoloid?

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    I promise that I am serious. This method works for me and for most people.
    Let me know if it works for you when you try it!

    That animated gif of a hiccup is hilarious!