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Depends: If one has hiccups for <48 hours there are simple things to do : hold breath, sipping cold water, gargling or some of the home remedies like honey and lemon even acupuncture. Hiccups lasting more than 48 hours or longer will require medical attention. Certain examinations blood tests and medications may be needed to stop those lasting > 48 hours. ...Read more
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Acupuncture: Is the quickest way I know of. ...Read more
Agree with Dr. F.: I would add that in nearly two decades of pediatrics I have yet to see a baby who is as bothered by the hiccups as the mom is. Usually the mom is worried, and the baby is perfectly fine, hiccuping. A good rule of thumb: if it bothers the baby, it needs to be seen to. If it bothers only the parents, it's probably ok. ...Read more
Try the following: baclofen, Reglan (metoclopramide) and thorazine, stimulating the gag reflex. (http://www.Neurology.Org/content/40/3_part_1/531.Abstract). Nifedipine
"termination of intractable hiccups with digital rectal massage" odeh et al. Journal of internal medicine, 1990.
Iv thorazine over a 2 hr period successfully terminated the hiccups. ...Read more
You can't: This process usually starts before birth and will subside on its own as baby grows longer. Some speculate that the closeness of the baby stomach to the breatiing muscle & frequent feeds set off the process. As baby enlongates, the stomach drops down & quits rubbing the diaphram & the process quits triggering. It bothers adults more than the baby, so let them be. ...Read more
Depends of Duration:
Hiccups are caused by the involuntary contractions of th diaphragm. Most cases are brief in duration and go away on their own without treatment.
If an underlying medical ailment is responsible, treatment of that illness may eliminate the symptoms. If hiccups last longer than many days, certain medications may be used that are prescribed by a doctor.
Hypnosis and acupuncture may be helpful. ...Read more
Hiccups: Sudden contraction of inspiratory muscle w sudden closure of glottis causing the hic sound. Try holding your breath, blowing out while pinching nose & mouth closed, breath on a bag, pull tongue, sip ice water, sudden fright, pull thighs against chest. Avoid sodas, carbonated drinks & alcohol. Most are bening and go away. ...Read more
Drink lemon in water
*squeeze lemon in glass.
*put 2 cubes of ice, if you like ice.
you don't have to like ice, nor you need it. I just added for the heck of it
*pour water in the glass. [ I know, you know where one pours water]
* cold water, hot water, matters none.
*Now enjoy the lemon in water in glass. *Make sure you don't bite the glass
*Its Hic cup, use cup not glass. ...Read more
Try drinking water and then walking to move the muscles. If that doesn't work, try this acupressure technique: https://www. Youtube. Com/watch? V=Cr7v9R0oQ-g
If that still doesn't work, you can try getting a prescription for a medicine called Thorazine (chlorpromazine). That usually works. But the previous methods have very little to no side effects as compared to meds. ...Read more
Muscle spasm: Essentially, hiccups are caused by spasms of the diaphragm muscle. Muscle spasms are caused by electrolyte imbalance. Everybody has a theory or home remedy about how to get rid of hiccups. Most often just relaxing a very restrictive diet will help. In many cases, it can be worth trying a glass of milk. Milk is the best dietary source of phosphorus and can help stop a particularly bad episode. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are hick-ups (or hiccups), what leads to them and how do you get rid of them?
Many reasons: Hiccups are intermittent contraction of your respiratory muscle called diaphragm. Any reason that causes irritation of the phrenic nerve (nerve that supplies diaphragm) and sometimes certain foods can cause it too. If they are persistent you will need to see your physician to rule our any serious causes of hiccups. ...Read more
I've had the hiccups all day. They come and go. They lasted about an hour the first time. What should I do to help get rid of them??
1st try home remedy: There are many home remedies for hiccups. Try holding your breath. Drink a glass of water quickly from the far side of the glass. Sprinkle a packet of sugar on the back of your tongue and try to swallow without liquids. Put your head in a paper bag and breathe. Pull hard on your tongue, Bite on a lemon. If all these techniques fail go to a doctor for meds. Hopefully they have disappeared by now! ...Read more
I am experiencing hiccups every day 3-4 times a day nothing I do gets rid of them they anywhere from 6 minutes to an hour in half what should I do?
Cause: Most approaches to hiccups relate to identifying the cause if possible, and then developing a treatment plan. There are both drug treatments (e.g. chlorpromazine) and non-drug treatments (e.g. pharyngeal stimulation) that have been tried with some success. Suggest you speak to your physician regarding historical aspects to give a clue on cause, and potential treatment approaches. ...Read more
May Not Need To: Hiccups are spasms of muscles. When an infant is truly bothered by something, they generally cry. And crying breaks the spasm so the hiccups disappear. If the baby does not fuss with hiccups, they are not bothering the baby, so why do anything. A pearl to remeber is that hiccups may be a sign of gastroesophageal reflux. ...Read more
I need help, any suggestions of how to get rid of the hiccups, other than breath holdling or having someone?
Hiccups, treatment: In addition to holding the breath, (unproven) options include straining down as if to have a difficult bowel movement (valsalva maneuver), sipping cold water, and pulling the knees up towards the chest then leaning forward. If hiccups are frequent, then it may be due to an underlying problem like heartburn/acid reflux. Treatment with an over-the-counter acid reducer may help in that case. ...Read more
Be patient: These likely started in pregnancy and will stop when baby gets older. The hiccup is thought to represent an electrical wave like a heart beat that circles the breathing muscle until it fades. The close swallowing tube/stomach to the breathing muscle is a factor. As baby grows longer, the structures separate slightly and the process stops. ...Read more
I'm pregnant a little more than 2 months an I get hiccups a lot what is the cause and what could I take to get rid of them.? I get the hiccups daily
Hiccups are extremely common in pregnancy. The reasons are due to the increasing amount of air breathed in and out during pregnancy, thus making hiccups more likely to occur. Also acid reflux, common in pregnancy as well contributes as well. The fact that you have them daily could mean you have another issue going on on, possibly a throat or nasal issue (i.e. Post nasal drip). Therefore you should have your primary care provider examine you and further evaluate another possible cause of these daily hiccups other than pregnancy.
Best of luck. ...Read more
I took a Xanax pill recreationally Tuesday night, and have had 1&1/2hr intervals of hiccups randomly since. What can I do to get rid of the hiccups?
They should subside: On their own. But do know that is dangerous to take barbiturates, opioids, without a prescription. ...Read more
My 17 month old always gets hiccups after she has been laughing hard. Why does she do this? What causes it? Is there a real way to get rid of them?
Unknown cause: It is not known why people get hiccups. Babies start getting hiccups even before they are born. Hiccups are not harmful, and they stop on their own. There is no sure way to stop hiccups, although people have tried techniques such as: drinking water, holding one's breath, getting scared, putting sugar on the tongue, etc... Medication is only used in non-stop cases that interfere with one's life. ...Read more
Hiccups And Feeling of throwing up AFTER taking Zolpidem (non stop since 1 hour ago. It might last All day. I need to get rid of the hiccups so I can go to sleep. Sleepy. Please help me drs.
Hiccups: Hiccups are spasms of the diaphragm and usually subside after brief periods. However, infrequently they stubbornly persist for prolonged periods and are then tiring. In my experience when they persist for many hours, medication prescribed by your physician will be needed. Old fashion thorazine or compazine have been given for this problem. ...Read more
Find cause: Continuous hiccuping can be due to anything from disease irritating the diaphragm to a medication side effect to a goiter pressing on the phrenic nerve to neurologic disease. I am going to assume you are not an uncontrolled diabetic or in kidney failure. A physician's office visit is in order. ...Read more
Benign variation: Hiccups have been explained as a spontaneous nerve discharge triggering the breathing muscle to tighten in a cycle like a heart beat. Some have suggested the stomach of the newborn rubs the diaphram and triggers the pattern, and that with age the stomach moves away lessening the problem. The most active cases have them before birth. I know of no treatment with any value. ...Read more