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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hiccups: 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
Eat: Eat Slow Drink lemon in water How? *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
See below: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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