Tips to cure hiccups instantly


hiccupsYou must have experienced hiccups at almost every stage of your life.  I have experienced hiccups several times and especially after having spicy foods.  I remember an incident when I went to Jammu, a hilly city in India during my business trip. I was having dinner with my managers and I started hiccupping.  In most cases hiccups go away on their own, but that day it became difficult for me to control my hiccups and I continued to hiccup for 10 minutes.  Managers suggested me the best known hiccup remedies, I applied all remedies within that 10 minutes and then got relief. It is difficult to say which remedy worked for me.  But that meeting became very nostalgic; we named it “Hiccup meeting”. We didn’t discuss anything except hiccups.


Now you might have understood my source of inspiration for writing about hiccups.  A hiccup is a reflex you have no control over and can be hard to stop and at times embarrassing. That being said, the interesting fact about hiccups is that unlike other reflexes (i.e. sneezing, coughing, etc.), a hiccup does not appear to have a useful purpose.


What hiccups are basically?

Hiccups involve the involuntary contraction which is known as spasm of the diaphragm — the muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen and plays an important role in breathing.  The phrenic nerve, which controls the diaphragm, is directly responsible for these spasms.  Each contraction is followed by a sudden closure of your vocal cords, which produces the characteristic “hic” sound.




What causes hiccups?

The most common triggers for hiccups includeeating


  • Eating too much food too quickly.
  • Drinking too much alcohol or carbonated beverages.
  • Swallowing too much air.
  • Smoking.
  • A sudden change in stomach temperature, such as drinking a hot beverage and then a cold beverage.
  • Emotional stress or excitement.  

How can I control my hiccups?

style="text-align: justify; line-height: 150%; margin: 0in 0in 0pt;">Although there is no surefire way to stop hiccups, if you have a bout of hiccups that lasts longer than a few minutes, the following home remedies may provide relief:


plug-ear-with-fingerChange the pressure in your sinuses: By plugging up your ear canal, you are increasing the pressure your sinuses. This could force the muscle spasm that caused the hiccup to relax.

  • Plug up one ear with your finger
  • Plug both ears and drink a glass of water 

Stimulate your throat: The nerves at the back of your throat may trigger the muscle spasm causing your hiccups. By distracting those nerves with something else, you may be able to stop the hiccups. swallow-ice-water


  • Sip ice water
  • Gargle
  • Swallow some sugar
  • Bite on a lemon 

breath-into-paper-bagCheck your breathing: The idea is to interrupt the hiccup cycle by stopping the flow of oxygen for a short time.

  • Draw your knees to your chest and wrap your arms around them and squeeze
  • Hold your breath
  • Sneeze
  • Cough
  • Breathe into a paper bag 

Every culture has their own little myths and in India it is said that if you are having hiccups then, somebody is remembering you.  Man can walk on the moon and create computers the size of a fingernail, but curing hiccups still remains a mystery. Although doctors have tried everything from drugs to hypnosis, these old fashioned home remedies really work.


Healthy Hiccupping!



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75 Responses

  1. rohit says:

    1st step worked for me yhanks. I got hiccups for 30 min and they were so fast, for every 3 sec. due to that shoulder started to pain. Then I closed both earholes and ate sugar and drank 1 glass water. It worked out and a big releif….thanks….

  2. Shivam says:

    omg ! 1st the one with both the ear closed worked for me it is really magical . Thanks a lot for sharing . I always had a hard atime time with them , once they start it never stop but just after doing the first step they really stopped . Thank you


    Plugging both the years and eating one spoon sugar is the surprising remady to stop hiccup. Thanks a lot to post it and make me relaxed.

  4. blocking both eat n eating sugar really works for me , Alhumdulilah and thanks for post

  5. Srijit says:

    Superb remedy the closing the one ear worked for me instantly after having too much hiccup’s rapidly…thanku very much…worth sharing experince… :)

  6. Rohit Sherdil says:

    Thanks friends it really works. Closing your ears and swallowing teaspoon of sugar will stop hiccups immediately.

  7. neha says:

    THANK U SOOO MUCH….it really worked…closing ears n drinking water. My husband hiccups started at 3am till 5:45am….thanks to ur suggestion…thanks a tonn! !

  8. Shishir says:

    Thanks works

  9. Sumit says:

    Thanks, you saved me! I ate 1 spoon sugar then had a glass of water in mouth, then closed ears for minute and slowly released water down and it worked perfect :)

  10. raman agarwal says:

    It worked for me..whole day I was suffering from last I got rid of it with these few tactics..
    Thnx a lot

  11. swapnil salunkhe says:


  12. subhashree says:

    Thanks a lot .I stop the oxygen flow & it really worked …

  13. aftab says:

    It’s really worked when I taking breathing into paper bag…got result in 2 minutes. .Thanks so much I was having problem for 5-6 hrs

  14. princy says:

    your remidies are tooo good…i got relief from my hiccups really vry fast!!weldone

  15. Vijay hiray says:

    Thanks, 1st step gives me relief , Indian homemade remides great
    Thanks once again

  16. divya says:

    thanx a lot…..frst one is really work….I block both
    ears n drink water… really works:)

  17. pk says:

    gargle worked , thanks

  18. anuj says:

    frst step of plugging both ear for a while and drinks water is really works,
    also swallow a spoon of sugar is work too
    thanks a tonn friend :) :)

  19. SACHIN BAJPAI says:

    The first idea is really worked. I can’t beleive it. After closing Both ears drink a glass water i got shocked to stop hiccups.

  20. Sanjeeb says:

    one spoon sugar by closing your ear must work.

  21. Maauviks says:

    It works really….awesome…thanks a lot for such helpful remedies

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