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How Do You Cure Hiccups?

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More than a dozen students at a school in Danvers have developed the hiccups. Officials at Essex Aggie don’t know why and they’ve contacted the Department of Health. We did some digging to find a cure for these kids.

Discovery Health has some tips that we’ve heard over the years:

  • Drink water or gargle.
  • Have someone scare you.
  • Hold your breath.
  • Breathe into a paper bag. It’s similar to holding your breath. The theory is, it creates a build-up of carbon dioxide and your body focuses on getting rid of it, instead of the hiccups.

Then there’s a few interesting ones:

  • Swallow a spoonful of sugar. Overloading the nerve endings with a sweet sensation sometimes helps.
  • Block your ears. If you put your fingers in your ears it stimulates some of the same nerves.
  • Tickle the roof of your mouth with a cotton swab.
  • And, pull on your tongue. A quick YANK is said to do the trick.

Do you have any tricks that help you cure the hiccups?

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