7 Ways to Get Rid of Hiccups

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. Discover 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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