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How to Get Rid of the Hiccups

Holding your breath, an unexpected shock, or gargling water. There are many different tips on how to get rid of annoying hiccups, but which ones really work?

What are hiccups?

“Hiccups are involuntary contractions of the diaphragm—the muscle that separates your chest from your abdomen and plays an important role in breathing. Each contraction is followed by a sudden closure of your vocal cords, which produces the characteristic ‘hic’ sound,” according to the Mayo Clinic.

One way to get rid of them is to hold your breath.

Not working? Try drinking a glass of water, pinching your nose, and holding your breath—all at the same time.

Check out the video for other ways to get rid of hiccups. And take note, hiccups do go away naturally. All the methods are for making them disappear faster.


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