Everyone must have come across hiccups (hichki in hindi) . Hiccups are sudden, involuntary contractions of the diaphragm muscle. Generally baby of age between 6 months to 3 year get hiccups frequently . Adults also get hiccups if they do not drink plenty of water . Hiccups is experienced during eating also . So lets have a look on hiccups and its solution.
What is Hiccups ?
When the air rushing in hits your voice box, your vocal cords close suddenly and you’re left with a big hiccup. Some things that irritate the diaphragm are eating too quickly or too much, an irritation in the stomach or the throat, or feeling nervous or excited. Almost all cases of the hiccups last only a few minutes.
Source – Kidshealth.org
Most of us has experienced hiccups . Its not something to worry about , as it last for 1-2 minutes generally . But sometimes it last for longer time .
How To Stop Or Cure Hiccups In Easily At Home
There are various ways to stop hiccups for adults . Lets have a look on how to cure or stop hiccups .
- Hold your breath
- Drink a glass of water quickly
- Have someone frighten you
- Gargle with water
- Drink from the far side of a glass
- Use smelling salts
- Pull hard on your tongue
- Bite on a lemon
Hold your breath
This is one of the best and easiest way to stop hiccups instantly. Hold your breath for some time . When you hold breath for longer period of time , carbon dioxide will retail in your body for maximum time . Carbon dioxide which is known as CO2 relax the diaphragm . This will stop the spasms which cause hiccups in our body . .
Have someone frighten you
This is little bit funny and working methods to stop hichki or hiccups . If your friend or relatives know about this trick , then if he frighten you . and voila you will be fine .
Gargle with water
take some water and gargle for 5-10 times . This will help your body to retain carbon dioxide for longer time . which eventually stop your hiccups .
Drink from the far side of a glass
This is not a verified tricks by us . But many people use this .
Use smelling salts
Take some smelling salts and smell it for 1 minute .
Pull hard on your tongue
Hold your tongue and pull hard . Stay like that for maximum time .
Bite on a lemon
Do you have alergy to lemon . Haha, not?
Then try this technique to cure hiccups .
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