A 37-year-old female asked:
I have been hiccuping all day. what could be wrong with me and how do i make them stop? when should i worry?
1 doctor answer • 9 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Family Medicine
Why the hiccups?: Hiccups, intermittent contractions of the diaphragm/intercostal muscles, are usually self-limited. Physical maneuvers that may help include: breath holding, sipping cold water, pulling on the tongue, gargling w/ water, swallowing a teaspoon of dry sugar, pulling knees to chest or leaning forward to gently compress the chest. Hiccups >48 hours may be serious. See your doctor.
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Last updated Nov 14, 2018
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