7 Home remedies that may help get rid of hiccups

Bite on a lemon, it may help. (Pixabay)

IT can be quite irritating when you suddenly develop a case of hiccups.

Hiccups are sudden, involuntary contractions of the diaphragm muscle.

Usually they’ll go away of their own accord, but there are some interesting strategies that can be used to try and get them to go away sooner, rather than later.

And that’s especially the case if you have guests visiting.

Drinking water quickly may help cure hiccups. (Pixabay)

Here are 7 home remedies worth a try:

1. Holding your breath

2. Drinking a glass of water quickly

3. Pulling hard on your tongue

4. Biting on a lemon

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5. Gargling with water

6. Using smelling salts.

7. Eating a teaspoon of sugar

However, do see your doctor if hiccups last more than three hours, or if they disturb your eating or sleeping habits.

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