Visit for tons of seasonal ideas!
quick link - go to our home page quick link - kid's crafts, family fun, printables, etc quick link - sign up for our free newsletter quick link - holiday crafts, recipes and ideas quick link - gardening, organizing, saving money, decorating and more quick link - our FunBook is filled with lots of quick ideas, tips and crafts quick link - join our bustling community of friendly members

Go Back Forums >

Your Health Health issues, ailments, chronic diseases. Here we cover women's health, children's health, and other general issues.

Thread Tools Rate Thread
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-12-2006, 07:03 PM
ajrsmom's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Originally from the Home of the only 6 times Super Bowl Champs!
Posts: 11,872
"Cures" For Hiccups--What Works & What Doesn't??

There are thousands of "cures" out there for hiccups. What works and what doesn't? Please let us know!

Visit my blogs **

Tami's Kitchen Table Talk

Simple, easy-to-cook family recipes
and lots of good conversation!

Join the Cookie Carnival!
On Hiatus

If you love baking cookies, join our group!

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-13-2006, 04:39 AM
MomsZoo's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Groupie
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Northwest Indiana
Posts: 269
It sounds bazaar, but a finger scoop of creamy peanut butter works everytime for me.... strange but true!

Keep your words soft and tender as you may have to eat them tomorrow!
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-13-2006, 05:50 AM
barbszy's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Postaholic
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Southern NJ, near Philadelphia
Posts: 18,716
I'll second MomsZoo's suggestion. It works for me also! I suggested it to a friend of DH's once; I had just come home and the poor guy had been going for 30 minutes with no sign of stopping. Handed him the PB jar and a spoon and bingo! He was done!

Sometimes when I can't get to any PB, I have tried coughing really hard. I read someplace that hiccups are caused because the diaphragm muscle separating the abdomen and chest is "out of place" and a good cough can sometimes replace it.
Barb's blog and Barb's Fridge
The New Parents Guide
DealLocker where I am known as "Coupon Countess"
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-13-2006, 06:25 PM
trekmom's Avatar
Nine Year Member
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Winnabow, NC
Posts: 4,451
PB works, so does sugar or soda
We donít know who we are until we see what we can doÖ Martha Grimes
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2006, 08:31 AM
DeBora4BobbyL's Avatar
Welcome Wagon Moderator
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 16,010
My favorite treatment is the scare treatment. Scare the hiccups out of the person. It has a high success rate for me, but nothing is 100% perfect. Also, try staring at the person. The main point is to have the person hold his or her breath long enough to stop the hiccups.

I have never heard the PB, but it is worth a try.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2006, 12:40 PM
joyann's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Admirer
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 106
Hiccups are spasms of the diaphram. Take a deep breath and hold it as long as comfortably possible.(Don't turn blue and pass out). It might take two times, but it has always worked for me.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2006, 02:19 PM
Lifestar's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Junkie
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: I'm in a New York State of Mind
Posts: 1,823
Well, I know that the Phrenic nerve controlls the diaphragm. When that nerve is irritated ( usually because of some irritation to the esophagus, like reflux,) it causes hiccoughs. The Phrenic nerve can be irritated right at the back of your tounge. So anything that will re-irritate the phrenic nerve will reset the hiccoughs. I find that a little sugar on the back of the tounge ( don't dissolve, just swallow) helps, same with holding your breath till it burns, or pulling your tounge out as far as you can and hold it there, will work.

BTW, I'd be very cautious with eating peanut butter from a spoon .. I have had several people die from choking on peanut butter... It's something you can't pull out of their airway, and you can't intubate through it either.. Very scary and sad
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2006, 06:18 PM
goldeagle1's Avatar
Nine Year Member
FamilyCorner Groupie
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: The Golden State
Posts: 728
I agree with Trekmom -- a spoonful of sugar and wash it down with water (and then brush your teeth!). This has always worked for me and my family!
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2006, 01:48 AM
snowmoonelk's Avatar
FamilyCorner Admirer
Join Date: May 2005
Location: wales, uk
Posts: 89
An old, gypsy remedy tried and tested, never fails to work AND provides amusement...Take a glass of water and have the person with the hiccoughs drink it slowly and steadily as SOMEONE ELSE holds the glass! I usually tell the person with hiccoughs NOT to touch the glass under any circumstances and they think it's magic!
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-20-2006, 10:14 AM
hummingbird_0331's Avatar
Seven Year Member
FamilyCorner Fanatic
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Ohio ~The Buckeye State~
Posts: 3,081
Great things to try here!! Ive always heard the holding your breath, sugar and scaring things! But many of these are new to me!! thanks!
Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How Child Support Works DeBora4BobbyL Parenting Issues 19 12-01-2016 11:44 PM
Thought For The Day / Daily Blessing BrotherPat Quips, Quotes, Wisdom & Scriptures 376 05-02-2009 05:58 PM
The Science of Good Food: The Ultimate Reference on How Cooking Works Amanda Books for Cooks 0 10-07-2008 04:12 PM
Does anyone here work 3rd shift or have a significant other that works this shift? ajrsmom Marriage 11 07-25-2006 07:11 PM
How To Do "alphas" Using Irfanview & Gif Works sandieluvsbears How Do I...? 64 12-06-2005 05:48 AM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 09:28 AM.

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.


Our Family FunBook is packed full of ideas from parents just like you!

Our members say that they have never found a friendlier message board community than ours!

Our kid's craft section is filled with easy ideas for creative little minds.

We have tons of free printable coloring pages to keep your little ones happy.

We offer a wide variety of free newsletters delivered right to your inbox.

Our Household Hints & Tips have a wealth of information on cleaning, organizing, and more!
Go to the funbook Go to forums Go to kid's crafts Go to printables Go to newsletters Go to Hints & Tips

Home || Newsletters || Advertising || Terms of Use || Privacy || Services || Submissions || Contact Us || Media Opportunities || Link To Us || Shop || Feedback || Staff || e-Cards || Reminder Service® is sponsored in part by...

Visit our friends --> MomsMenu | Main Street Mom | She Knows | Baby University | Personal Fitness Zone |

Copyright Notice | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use/Disclaimer