Although there's no certain way to stop hiccups, if you have a bout of hiccups that lasts longer than a few minutes, the following home remedies may provide relief, although they are unproven:
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- Breathe into a paper bag
- Gargle with ice water
- Hold your breath
- Sip cold water
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- George J, et al. Hyponatremia and hiccups. National Medical Journal of India. 1996;9:107.
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