These spasms of your diaphragm muscle are not harmful, but until you find a hiccups cure, they can drive you nuts.
Check out these 10 quick tricks to stopping hiccups in their tracks! Number 10 is just a word…and this one word…will get rid of your hiccups instantly…every time!
1. Spoon Full Of Something Sweet
A spoonful of sugar is a popular hiccups cure because its graininess could slightly irritate the esophagus, causing the phrenic nerves to “reset” themselves, although there is no proof of this…other than Mary Poppins singing about it.
2. …Or Sour
Take a teaspoonful of vinegar. Its sour taste could stop a hiccup in its tracks.
3. Have Some Peanut Butter
A classic hiccups cure involves eating a big spoonful of peanut butter. In the process of chewing and getting it off your tongue and teeth, your swallowing and breathing patterns are interrupted. And hence, the hiccups will be history.
4. Sip On Some Hot Sauce
This probably works because the heat and burn are distracting enough to turn your body’s focus on the burn, instead of the hiccup process.
5. Eat A Little Honey
Put 1 teaspoon of honey, stirred in warm water, on the back of your tongue, and swallow it. Like dill, honey could potentially tickle the vagus nerve to make the hiccups stop. Bonus: Honey is also a known infection fighter and cough soother.