Q. I have a hiccup cure that I’ve used all my life and passed on to my kids: Have someone stand behind you and pull straight up on your ears while you take sips of water. I do this by myself by taking a mouthful of water and swallowing it in small amounts while pulling up on my ears. I kid you not, it works every time!
A. We have collected dozens of hiccup remedies over the years but have never heard of this one. It is similar to a remedy in which the hiccupper drinks water while someone stands behind him and pushes on the little flaps (tragus) at the front of the ears.