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How to Get Rid of Your Hiccups

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Got The Hiccups Again?

Have you tried everything to get rid of your hiccups but nothing works? Are they driving you crazy right now?

Here's a quick and easy remedy that gets rid of hiccups about 90% of the time for me and the many others I've shared it with.

It's very simple and you can do it all by yourself. There's no need for paper bags, crazy stunts, special foods or having someone scare you to stop your hiccups. In 5 easy steps you'll be rid of them and back to normal.

Go ahead and give it a try! You'll be glad you did. Here are the steps...

Step 1: Exhale Completely

Right after a hiccup, smoothly exhale all the air out of your lungs. Every last bit. And then a little more.

Step 2: Take A Deep Breath

Breathe in all the air your lungs will hold. You can inhale through your mouth or nose, whichever you prefer.

It feels like I can breathe more air in if I alternate inhaling between my nose and mouth until I can't get any more in.

Step 3: Hold Your Breath

Hold that deep breath as long as you possibly can. It helps if you swallow a few times during this step.

Step 4: Exhale and Breathe Normally

Let all that air out and breathe normally. Hopefully you are now hiccup free again. If not, move on to step #5.

Step 5: Repeat As Needed

Sometimes it works on the first try but I've found that it normally takes 2 repetitions to get rid of my hiccups. Occasionally more.

If you hiccup during step 3, you'll probably have to repeat the process from step 1 again.

Disclaimer

Hopefully this will cure your hiccups. While this hiccup home remedy works for me and most people I've told about it, it may not work for you. I'm not a doctor and the information on this site is not real medical advice.

Please contact a physician if you have any abnormal symptoms like feeling faint, nauseous or your hiccoughs last for a long time.

If you have asthma or another respiratory condition, talk to your doctor before trying this hiccup remedy.

Did This Remedy Cure Your Hiccups? What other tricks or remedies have you tried to get rid of the hiccups?

JSoul on August 17, 2017:

Awesome!! My 8 yr old son has had hiccups off & on all day. He was trying to fall asleep, but they were back with no letting up. Until he tried this... the first time! Thank you very much!

ashley737 on July 08, 2014:

I don't have them at all now

ihatehicups on February 11, 2014:

nope still have them

anonymous on August 09, 2013:

The first step worked for me!

anonymous on July 24, 2013:

Yay! They're gone. First time. Can answer the phone at work properly now, without people tutting at me.

anonymous on April 27, 2013:

@anonymous: Same here. Omg. My boyfriend is pickin me up in like 10min. I was scared I wod have them when he came>.

anonymous on April 22, 2013:

Totally worked!!! Amazing

anonymous on April 17, 2013:

yes this worked great

anonymous on April 16, 2013:

I've tried it all -- pulling on an earlobe while i drink water, making someone scare me, and so on.... but this is fullproof and works every time. thank you!!!

alina nicoleta92 on March 18, 2013:

Hope I won't have any problems now that I know it's a way to get over them:)

anonymous on March 16, 2013:

Thanks so much! I get them pretty much every day and it really is annoying. But this has always worked!

ChrisLdn on March 12, 2013:

I don't know how or why this works, but I was told to eat a little bit of peanut butter when I get the hiccups . It's honestly worked for me 100% of the time!

anonymous on March 06, 2013:

It worked!!!

anonymous on March 06, 2013:

I have had the hiccups for the past hour! This worked so well!

anonymous on March 01, 2013:

If you like pickles this sounds weird but one drink of pickle juice and they are gone

anonymous on February 06, 2013:

Thanks again for the hiccup idea

anonymous on February 05, 2013:

Thanks so much. LOL

anonymous on February 05, 2013:

Thank you Internet. Another satisfied on-liner. It really works

anonymous on February 04, 2013:

OMG! it worked

anonymous on January 21, 2013:

Holy moly it worked!!!!!

anonymous on January 21, 2013:

My hick cups are gone after reading your thread. 3 thumbs up God bless.....thx

anonymous on January 13, 2013:

Thank you, I had the hiccups for about half a day and tried numerous "remedies" with no success. I did this and they stopped on the first try. Again, thanks.

anonymous on January 08, 2013:

This really work's

anonymous on January 07, 2013:

Great worked first time..Thanks!!

anonymous on January 01, 2013:

Awesome !!! Worked really good! Stopped my hiccups the first time!

anonymous on December 30, 2012:

Wow thanks it worked!!

anonymous on December 29, 2012:

OMG! My husband has had the hiccups for the last hour! I'm so glad I got out of bed and googled this up!

anonymous on December 26, 2012:

God bless you!!

theclutterhelp on December 25, 2012:

this worked for me! Thanks!

anonymous on December 20, 2012:

Oh my. Mine were really starting to hurt.this seriously worked. I thought every one was full of it. Haha

anonymous on December 19, 2012:

wow all night i was hicking but this worked i did even i swallow while holding my breath

anonymous on December 18, 2012:

Omg! Worked for me too!

anonymous on December 18, 2012:

Wow works

anonymous on December 11, 2012:

Tried a couple thing before .... then I got to this page. IT REALLY WORKED :)

anonymous on December 08, 2012:

@anonymous: I know right it didn"t work for me .

anonymous on December 07, 2012:

Also putting peanut butter on the roof of your mouth. I literarily just tried it!

anonymous on December 07, 2012:

This really worked my son (age 4) had hiccups but when he did this remedy it was gone in less than 60 secs. cool

anonymous on December 07, 2012:

wow this is like the only thing that actually worked!

anonymous on December 07, 2012:

wow...it works also....it truly works..i thught it would not but now my rid of my hiccups....

anonymous on December 07, 2012:

Wow. That was amazing!!! Worked the first time!!! Thank you!

anonymous on December 05, 2012:

Wow! That really worked!!! Thanks!

anonymous on December 04, 2012:

Wow it worked. That's cool how quick it works

anonymous on December 04, 2012:

yay all better

anonymous on December 02, 2012:

Woot! it worked ive had hiccupes for 7hrs it was terrible

anonymous on December 02, 2012:

Yay! It actually worked!

anonymous on December 02, 2012:

thanks so much it helped me even when i havee asthma

anonymous on December 01, 2012:

Woah ! This actually worked ;D. Ive had the hiccups for the longest time ;p

anonymous on November 30, 2012:

Thank you so much! Worked the first time and I've been trying everything!!!!

anonymous on November 30, 2012:

no, u liar

anonymous on November 29, 2012:

works first time every time!!!!! beats drinking water upside down

anonymous on November 29, 2012:

@anonymous: Gulp down a big heaping spoonful of Mustard. Works every time. I almost puked the first couple time but its worth it because my hiccups are terrible.

anonymous on November 28, 2012:

Yes first try! Thanks!

anonymous on November 28, 2012:

i tried and tried and did not work

anonymous on November 28, 2012:

this does not work i tried it ten times!!!!

anonymous on November 28, 2012:

This worked really good although i had to repeat a couple times.

anonymous on November 26, 2012:

@anonymous: I know I had the hiccups forever in school one day and I could not get rid of them so when I got home I looked at this website and I just got the hiccups right now but when I tried it it did not work for me so I am still hiccuping

anonymous on November 26, 2012:

Yes ,

This definitely worked! Cheers:-)

anonymous on November 25, 2012:

this works well but if it fails try a shot of pickle juice ( trust me )

anonymous on November 24, 2012:

no

anonymous on November 20, 2012:

i've been hiccuping for 2 days!!!! Thank you!

anonymous on November 20, 2012:

nothing is working what's wrong with me

anonymous on November 19, 2012:

Worked the first time ! :D

anonymous on November 16, 2012:

It worked thank you!

anonymous on November 14, 2012:

I was hiccuping for an hour and they were getting worse and worse. I did it and it worked on the first time! Thanks !!!!!!!

anonymous on November 13, 2012:

i thought it didn't work but it does ;)

anonymous on November 13, 2012:

i thought it didn't work at first but it actually works!!!!

anonymous on November 12, 2012:

@anonymous: then u did it wrong

anonymous on November 12, 2012:

So this totally works every time!!! This amazes me every time!!! :DD

anonymous on November 11, 2012:

It worked first go :D YAY!

anonymous on November 11, 2012:

It worked on the first try. Thank you so much.I'm gonna tell everybody I know about this.

anonymous on November 11, 2012:

this is not workingggggggggggggg

anonymous on November 11, 2012:

it worked and I had it for about 9 hours, i wish i would have checked here lomg time ago..

anonymous on November 10, 2012:

I was just about to try this, but when I finished reading it my hiccups curred themselves....... Dang-it, maybe next time. :) <3

PearlieD on November 10, 2012:

Hiccups are hard to fix, standing on head is best for a while ;), but not so suitable at this age :)

anonymous on November 09, 2012:

Thank you so much

anonymous on November 08, 2012:

I agree, it must have been the swallowing that did it. That's the only thing I did differently after reading this, and it worked.

anonymous on November 07, 2012:

it took 3 tries but the step where it says it helps to swallow ( step three) beer works for that,, lol

anonymous on November 07, 2012:

Three tries and hiccup free!! tysm!!!

anonymous on November 05, 2012:

yes it worked ..thank you

anonymous on November 05, 2012:

yup it actually worked, i was super surprised. Thanks so much :)

anonymous on November 05, 2012:

it did work thank u

anonymous on November 04, 2012:

Wow this really worked thanks

anonymous on November 02, 2012:

im sosososos happy. it worrkkkeedd

anonymous on October 31, 2012:

this really works. my hiccups are gone but my lungs hurt for holding my breath for 2 long

anonymous on October 31, 2012:

IT WORKED!!! WOOHOO

anonymous on October 31, 2012:

YES

anonymous on October 29, 2012:

yes

anonymous on October 24, 2012:

yep worked a treat

anonymous on October 24, 2012:

@anonymous: That's what has always worked for me too

anonymous on October 24, 2012:

Well I was gonna use the steps but suddenly my terrible hiccups wwent away before I goot to,and I was really wantn to see if it worked :/...darn mayybe next time.

anonymous on October 22, 2012:

a spoonful of peanut butter will do the trick

anonymous on October 22, 2012:

yess finally it worked

anonymous on October 22, 2012:

it didnt work

anonymous on October 20, 2012:

IT DOES WORK! !AYY GOOD JOB GUYS SIMPLE FIX EY

anonymous on October 20, 2012:

this really works you should use it. especially step # 3

also you should really swallow

anonymous on October 20, 2012:

It works my gurl had the hiccups there gone

anonymous on October 19, 2012:

It worked on the first try! I am very impressed and satisfied.

anonymous on October 18, 2012:

here's another way:

tilt your head forwards and hold you ears and drink from the cup of water worked for me

anonymous on October 18, 2012:

It worked :D :D

anonymous on October 17, 2012:

It worked! Thanks so much- these hiccups have been bothering me for so long today!!