How to Get Rid of Hiccups Fast

Hiccups come at the most inconvenient times, and when you're in public, you might need to use some very subtle methods to control them. Here are seven time-tested techniques for stopping hiccups.

By Elaine Russell, From: 1,801 Home Remedies, Reader’s Digest
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Use Your Hands

Press the palm of your hand with the thumb of your other hand – the harder, the better. Alternatively, you can squeeze the ball of your left thumb between the thumb and forefinger of the right. The discomfort is a distraction that affects your nervous system and may put an end to the hiccups. (And you can do it under the table without anyone staring at you.)

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