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Natural Remedies To Stop Those Disturbing Hiccups In Adults And Children

We all face with hiccups at some point, and given the fact that it’s quite annoying, we want to get rid of this hiccup instantly! And how do we do that? Well, there are a series of remedies that can help you to stop hiccups immediately!

As an adult, we know that is annoying to hiccup continuously, but what do we do when we see our little treasure hiccupping? Must be bothering for him, too! But if you use some natural remedies, you will ease this problem quickly both for adults and children!

One teaspoon of sugar

It is a popular remedy for hiccups because the slightly abrasive texture of sugar can easily irritate the esophagus, causing a resettle of the frenic nerves (this has not yet been demonstrated scientifically yet); it is important to let the sugar dissolve and not chew it. Repeat the procedure 3 times every 2 minutes if it doesn’t work from the beginning. For children you can use corn flour syrup, but not for babies.  

One teaspoon of vinegar

The sour taste of vinegar can stop the hiccup very quickly. Equally effective as sucking a pickle! This remedy is for adults and children after 5 years.


Another remedy that involves sour taste is to lick a lemon slice. My grandmother was telling me to do that or, like I said before, to suck a pickle. The pickle remedy actually works!

One teaspoon of peanut butter

A less known remedy for hiccups involves a spoonful of peanut butter. In the process of chewing and removing peanut butter from the tongue and teeth, interrupts the swallowing and breathing. And, as a result, the hiccups will cease fast.

One teaspoon of dill seed

This traditional tea remedy works because seed ingestion stimulates the nerve (which goes from brain to stomach) making the hiccups to stop.

Adults only!

Hold your breath

The most common remedy for hiccups works because carbon dioxide accumulates in the blood and the hiccup is stopping (by relaxing the diaphragm that occurs when excessive carbon dioxide accumulates). If you find it difficult, inhale deeply and keep the air inside as long as you can, and then exhale controlled. Repeat as many times as necessary.

Paper bag

Breathe gently and deeply into a small bag of paper (stop if you feel dizzy). In this way, similar like holding your breath, you raise the level of carbon dioxide in the blood and the diaphragm shrinks to bring extra oxygen, which can stop the hiccups.

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