Hiccups are noisy intake of air caused due to involuntary contraction of diaphragm. It is not harmful abut uncomfortable. Hiccups may be caused due to overeating, alcoholic beverage, carbonated drinks, swallowing air, stress or some medical condition.
Here are few tips to get rid of hiccups
- Take deep full breath and stop for a few seconds. Do not exhale and again take small breath. Repeat again without exhaling. After few such breathes exhale. This builds air pressure and thus helps to cure hiccups.
- Take deep breath then exhale forcefully.
- Slowly drink water.
- Take cardamom powder with honey.
- Put one teaspoon of sugar in the mouth and swallow.
It is better to seek professional advice if you suffer from hiccups for more than 2 days.