Instinctive reflexes are of different types but out of all, the weirdest ones include hiccups.
Usually, hiccups result when muscles in the diaphragm contract and the irritations which lead to inconsistent breathing sound.
Another noticeable thing is that sometimes spicy food or overeating also leads to hiccups.
Apart from these reasons, often stomach infection of the kidney may also lead to hiccups. While some hiccups are related to spontaneous action others are related to particular stomach and kidney issues.
Even some casual actions such as loud crying and tobacco smoothing can also elicit hiccups. It may not take place all the time but any abnormal inhalation has the capability to cause hiccups.
If one desires to stay away from hiccups then he should avoid irritation in his diaphragm. If the diaphragm is made to change its position, then it will result in some action.
Here are some tips on how to get rid of hiccups:
- Constant swallowing is helpful in mild hiccup cases. One can do this by holding their breath and constantly swallowing food as quickly as they can or by drinking water or any beverage slowly. It is advisable to hold their breath and take gulps of water. If you place a napkin on the water glass, it will help in restraining your speed.
- Close your ears and nose and then swallow water or food around 20 times as soon as possible.
- If you find any of your friends facing hiccups, then you can certainly help them by scaring them. It is said that scaring diverts your mind and you forget taking hiccups. So, sneak up on them!
- Sit, relax and take deep breathes, in and out, rhythmic breather helps in the expansion and contraction of your lungs which terminates hiccups
- Easily distract yourself by singing a song or counting a table till the time hiccups are gone.
- Completely exhale your breathe and hold it for as long as possible
- Keep an ice pack on your chest
- Drink water constantly in a short interval of time
- One can also gargle with warm water
- Eat some pickle or Mix curd with salt and eat it.
- Consume 1 teaspoon of sugar slowly
- Bring water with 5 cardamoms to a boil and evaporate it half and drink the left water.
- Inhale black pepper. This will cause forceful sneeze and relieve your diaphragm.
- Crush the cubes of ice and suck them
- Mix butter in an equal quantity to mustard seeds and swallow the leftover mixture
- Try to divert your mind and think of something else.
- Consume a tablespoon of peanut butter. It makes hiccups go away in seconds.
- Breathe with complete force in a brown bag, the forceful breathe will help in the restoration of the diaphragm and bring to its normal position.
These are some easy ways of how to get rid of hiccups in the easiest possible manner.
Shelly Rayner is a nurse by profession. She loves writing articles, blogs and product reviews that helps users. Hopefully you will find them useful.