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How can I get rid of the hiccups on infants?

How can I get rid of the hiccups on infants?

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

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Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Definition)

A hiccup is an unintentional movement (spasm) of the diaphragm, the muscle at the base of the lungs. The spasm is followed by quick closing of the vocal cords, which produces a distinctive sound. Hiccups often start for no apparent reason and usually disappear after a few minutes. Rarely, hiccups can last for days, weeks, or months. Hiccups are common and normal ...Read more


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How can I get rid of baby hiccups?

How can I get rid of baby hiccups?

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

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How to get rid of baby hiccups?

How to get rid of baby hiccups?

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

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How can I get rid of the hiccups?

How can I get rid of the hiccups?

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

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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

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What is an easy way to get rid of the hiccups?

What is an easy way to get rid of the hiccups?

Getting rid of: Hiccups cure needs several glasses of water with a straw, or eat something sweet like a spoon of sugar, or a spoon of peanut butter. If not effective, one can ask your doctor to prescribe Phenergan (promethazine). May work most of the time. ...Read more

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My daughter is 4 weeks old how can i get rid of her hiccups?

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

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What is the fastest way to get rid of hiccups?

Hicoo: try Brach"s candy I have no shares or any financial benefits from promoting this delicious candy ... I however should, the way I pull one out of my pocket, offer one and hiccups are gone ...... OR Its just ME and I am giving credit to a Candy. No doubt .. I am also known as Humble Singh, Simple Singh, Noble Singh ........ ...Read more

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What's the best way to get rid of hiccups?

Well,: If a spoon of sugar powder with or without ether, holding your breath etc.Etc. (see http://www.Wikihow.Com/cure-hiccups) do not help, go see a doctor to rule out organic problems you can have above and below your diaphragm. Hiccups sometimes can be a nasty problem to solve... ...Read more

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How do I get rid of it when I have hiccups?

Hiccups: Most cases of hiccups go away on their own, without medical treatment. If an underlying medical condition is causing your hiccups, treatment of that illness may eliminate the hiccups. ...Read more