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How to get rid of Hiccups immediately: Causes and Treatment

A hiccup is an instant reflex contraction of the diaphragm muscle. As the muscle spasms, the vocal cords snap and shut, causing a hiccup sound.

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Why you get hiccups

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  • Taking food too quickly
  • Taking a lot of food quickly
  • Eating hot/spicy foods
  • Taking carbonated drinks
  • Nervous or excitement feelings
  • Metabolic disorders

How to get rid of hiccups

  • Sip water is a home remedy that can be done by taking about 20 small sips of water continuously in a short time possible. Also, if taking water in gulps does not work for you, try drinking water quickly.
  • Hold your breath – this helps pace your nerve impulse to your diaphragm hence stopping the hiccup reflex.
  • Biting on a lemon
  • Gargling with water
  • Pull-on your tongue
  • Avoid carbonated foods or drinks that can make you gassy

However, if your hiccups become persistent, seek advice from a doctor to further recommend getting an anesthetic injection that will block your phrenic nerve, hence stopping hiccups.

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