Everyone has a “surefire” cure for hiccups. I loathe hiccups because I get them so violently that they cause pain to my stomach and throat. Fortunately for me, I have THE cure. I’ve been using this trick for well over 30 years and my family has been doing it much longer. It has never failed me. I’ve shown quite a few people, all of whom have given me that same look of doubt when I tell them, only to become believers when their hiccups disappeared moments later. I don’t take credit for it, but I pass it on to those of you who hate hiccups as much as I do.
You simply fill a glass with water. Take a washcloth and put it over the glass, and then drink the water through the washcloth. Actually it should be more like sucking a bottle, ensuring you’ll get a lot of bubbles in the water. Do this for about 30 seconds. The harder you suck, the more bubbles are formed by the washcloth’s fibrous material, which is a good thing. So after 30 seconds, stop and see. I’d say 75% of the time they will already be gone. Once in a while you’ll need to do it again, but most often your hiccups will be gone in 30 seconds.
What cures for hiccups have you tried?