Did you know that fat and spicy foods can trigger hiccups? And another cause could be a sudden shift from heat to cold. Sometimes it’s funny, but it’s often unpleasant. And prolonged hiccups can even become painful. Here are 5 solutions that help you to get rid of hiccups in a few seconds.
Babies hiccup from their mother’s belly, and this helps them later to learn how to breathe. Men hiccup more often than women, and people with allergies can have real hiccups that can last for hours. But there are solutions to get rid of hiccups in a few moments!
Breathe in deeply and hold the air in the lungs for a few seconds
The most common way to get rid of hiccups is deep breathing in. So, breath in deeply, keep the air in your lungs until you count to 10, and then breathe out. Repeat this process two or three times, and to hiccup will pass.
Stay curled up
If you are in the privacy of your home and have a hiccup crisis, crumble and tighten your chest to your knees. Repeat the movement two or three times until the hiccup passes.
Put a few drops of lemon juice under your tongue or eat a slice of lemon with sugar sprinkled over it. Sour taste will relax the diaphragm.
Push your ears
Cover your ears with your fingers for 30 seconds or press harder with your thumbs the area behind your ear, close to the base of the skull. You will send a relaxation message through the nerves to the diaphragm, and so you’ll get rid of the hiccups.
How to get rid of hiccups when you have prolonged seizures
Tea helps you! Prepare a cumin or dill seeds tea, and swallow it with small sips. Use a teaspoon of seeds to 200 ml of water.
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