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Get Rid Of Hiccups In Ten Easy Ways

By Suparna Chakaraborthy

Hiccups are the most irritating and embarrassing thing to happen to anyone. It can happen at any time, suddenly and when it starts it just does not want to stop. Have you faced hiccups at a meeting or in a social gathering? If you have it might have been very embarrassing and funny. Hiccups are caused by irritation in the diaphragm. Diaphragm is responsible for the inhaling and exhaling of air. When this process is rapid or irregular we tend to develop hiccups.

Hiccups are caused by overeating, shocks like biting on a chilli, over consumption of alcohol etc. Here are some home remedies to get rid of hiccups -

1.Suck on a piece of ginger. This is one of the quickest way to get rid of hiccups.

2.Suck on some sugar and then immediately drink a glass of cold water.

3.Put little salt in a cup of curd. Eat it to get rid of hiccups.

4.Stop your breath and drink nine sips of water.

5.Take one spoon of peanut butter to get rid of hiccups immediately.

6.Hold on your breath till the time you can and then let it go in a gush.

7.Plug your ears and drink water with a straw.

8.For consistent hiccups mix ' spoon of cardamom powder with a cup of water. Bring it to a boil and then strain it. Sip on this water when cool.

9.Mix ' spoon of mustard powder with ' spoon of ghee. Swallow this paste for quick relief.

10.Take one ounce of white vinegar for quick relief.

These home remedies to get rid of hiccups will get you quick relief but if you are prone to it, it's better to go for a check up as hiccups can be an initial symptom of some major disease specially related to lungs and stomach.

Story first published: Monday, November 29, 2010, 10:41 [IST]
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