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    Hiccups Treatment

    1. Try Home Remedies

    • Hold your breath.
    • Drink a glass of water quickly.
    • Put a teaspoon of sugar on the tongue and let it slowly dissolve. For a young child, use corn syrup.
    • Pull on the tongue.
    • Gargle water.
    • Use smelling salts.

    2. When to See a Health Care Provider

    • See a health care provider if the hiccups last more than 3 hours and are severe enough to interfere with eating, breathing, or sleeping.

    A health care provider may try medication to control more severe, chronic hiccups.

    WebMD Medical Reference

    Reviewed by David T. Derrer, MD on January 23, 2016

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