Your Health: How to get rid of the hiccups

Everyone has a different hiccup cure. Drinking through a paper towel, holding your breath, and having someone scare you are all common suggestions, but do they work? Persistent hiccups are a pain, but MyHealthKC has a few options that may help “cure” them.

Hiccups are a spasm of the diaphragm and can be caused by abdominal surgery, irritation of the vagus nerve, or even just eating too much. Extremely persistent hiccups may require a doctor’s visit or medication, but we’ve rounded up some home remedies to try first.

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