Hiccup cures that work but you WON’T want to try! Breathing into a paper bag, swallowing sugar and sipping VINEGAR are some of the wacky ways to get rid of the irritation
For most of us, hiccups are merely a temporary and occassionally embarrassing inconvenience that passes within minutes.
But in a small minority of cases, they can last for days — even months. Last year, prolonged hiccups were among the 22,000 ‘potentially trivial’ incidents seen in A&E, according to NHS statistics.
While this might initially sound like a waste of hospital time, such hiccupping may indicate a deeper medical problem — which is why the NHS recommends people seek medical advice if their hiccups last for more than 48 hours.
Hiccups are an automatic reflex: during an episode... read more
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