How to get rid of hiccups?

There are several methods that may help to get rid of hiccups, including:

  1. Drinking a glass of water quickly
  2. Holding your breath for as long as possible
  3. Breathing into a paper bag
  4. Swallowing a teaspoon of sugar
  5. Pulling on your tongue
  6. Gently biting on a lemon
  7. Drinking a glass of cold water
  8. Stimulating the back of your throat by gently massaging the area or by using a toothbrush

These methods may work by interrupting the diaphragm spasms that cause hiccups. However, hiccups usually stop on their own within a few minutes to a few hours and most of the time no treatment is needed.

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