By: Joe Graedon June 1, 2015 4 Comments
    Hiccups? Take a Swallow

    Hiccups lend themselves to home remedies. For one thing, they are usually time limited and go away on their own. But to speed them on their way, home remedies can often be useful. And there is no shor…

    By: Joe Graedon May 18, 2015 19 Comments
    Home Remedies for Hiccups are Fast, Inexpensive …

    If you have ever suffered from hiccups you know how darned disruptive they can be. Most of the time a bout of hiccups is mildly annoying. But sometimes hiccups hang around, not for minutes or hours, b…

    By: Joe Graedon November 6, 2014 42 Comments
    Unusual Remedies for Hiccups

    We have been collecting hiccup remedies for 40 years. We thought we had heard of all of them, from swallowing a teaspoon of granulated sugar to breathing into a paper bag. But here are some new ways t…

    By: Terry Graedon July 31, 2014 15 Comments
    A Tip from a TV Cartoon Stops Hiccups Every Time

    Q. I really appreciate the tips, updates and news in your column. When I read advice about halting hiccups, I'm reminded about the only sure-fire way I've ever found to stop hiccups--and I learned it …

    By: Terry Graedon December 23, 2013 4 Comments
    Australian Hiccup Remedy Gets Attention

    Q. Here is a remedy for hiccups we learned from an Australian friend. Press a penny on the hiccuper's forehead while the person takes a breath and holds it for ten to twenty seconds. Over the years I'…

    By: Terry Graedon October 21, 2013 20 Comments
    Readers Favor Both Classic and Unusual Hiccup Re…

    Q. Years ago while eating in a restaurant I started hiccupping badly. I asked the bartender for his suggestion and he gave me a slice of lime with a few drops of Angostura bitters. I sucked on the lim…

    By: Terry Graedon May 21, 2012 15 Comments
    Chocolate Stars as Hiccup Cure

    We have been writing about hiccup remedies for 40 years because there always seems to be an interesting home remedy for hiccups.┬áPeople claim an enormous variety of things work to stop hiccups. These…

    By: Terry Graedon November 21, 2011 10 Comments
    Doctor Supports Sugar for Hiccups

    Q. I have seen some of your articles on curing hiccups and noted my favorite remedy was not mentioned. Just swallow a teaspoon of granulated sugar dry. I learned in med school that this works by stimu…

    By: Terry Graedon September 18, 2011 2 Comments
    Odd Cure for Hiccups

    Q. You have written about hiccups that will not go away. My husband had hiccups for four days and finally saw the doctor when his ribs started hurting. His physician told him to use an enema supposito…

    By: Terry Graedon July 11, 2011 1 Comments
    Cough Medicine Stopped Hiccups

    Q. I had hiccups every ten seconds by the clock. I tried all the tricks but the hiccups just would not stop. I saw the doctor on the second day and he pulled out his reference book. The cure was benzo…

    By: Terry Graedon May 15, 2011 18 Comments
    Home Remedies Help Hiccups

    Hiccups are generally considered a minor annoyance. Almost everyone has experienced this involuntary spasm of the diaphragm. As air rushes in, the glottis in the voice box is pulled closed and creates…

    By: Terry Graedon May 2, 2011 18 Comments
    Home Remedies Offer Relief from Hiccups

    Q. I have had hiccups almost constantly for six months. I went to a gastroenterologist about this problem, and he prescribed omeprazole. It isn't helping, however. Do you have any other suggestions? A…

    By: Terry Graedon September 28, 2009 3 Comments
    Chocolate Cured Serious Hiccups

    Q. Chocolate works for hiccups. My father was recovering in the hospital for several weeks last summer, and many, many times he had lengthy bouts of severe hiccups. As he was recovering from abdominal…

    By: Joe Graedon July 2, 2008 0 Comments
    Chocolate for Hiccups

    [audio src="//www.peoplespharmacy.com/wp-content/uploads/Chocolate-for-Hiccups-Barbara-2005-1-39.mp3"][/audio] This home remedy for curing hiccups sounds delicious.…

    By: Joe Graedon April 12, 2008 3 Comments
    Pineapple Juice As Hiccup Cure

    Q. I am surprised that I have never seen pineapple juice mentioned in your column as a cure for hiccups. It works with one sip! A. Thanks for mentioning it. We've heard that pineapple juice can reduce…

    By: Joe Graedon October 23, 2007 6 Comments
    Quick Tips For Hiccups

    Q. When I was in college a fellow student gave me this silly remedy for hiccups. Place a paper napkin over the top of a glass of water. Have the hiccupper take sips of water through the napkin. It wor…

    By: Joe Graedon June 9, 2007 3 Comments
    Low-Tech Hiccup Remedy

    Q. Here is a cure for hiccups. The person with hiccups plugs up both ears with her fingers and drinks water. This is easiest with the help of another person holding the ears, but by using a bottle of …

    By: Terry Graedon February 6, 2007 7 Comments
    Hiccup Remedies Show Ingenuity

    Hiccups can be embarrassing. They can occur unpredictably, for mysterious reasons. An involuntary spasm of the diaphragm causes a sudden intake of air into the lungs. When this happens, the diaphragm …

    By: Terry Graedon January 15, 2007 0 Comments
    Green Olives Ease Hiccup Woes

    Q. I have been meaning to write you about this for a long time. I have used one or two green olives for hiccups for many years, as have all my family members. I don't know why it works, it just does. …

    By: Terry Graedon February 20, 2006 0 Comments
    Is Peanut Butter Safe As Hiccup Remedy?

    Q. I was surprised to see in a recent column a suggestion for swallowing peanut butter as a cure for hiccups. Years ago I read that one should never eat peanut butter unless it is on a cracker, bread,…

    By: Terry Graedon February 13, 2006 0 Comments
    Prick Up Your Ears for Hiccup Cure

    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…

    By: Joe Graedon December 7, 2005 66 Comments
    Sugar for Hiccups

    Hiccups are rarely serious, but they certainly can be annoying. There are dozens of remedies from holding your breath to drinking water from the far side of a glass. This is one we have been talking a…

    By: Joe Graedon July 4, 2005 0 Comments
    Sugar Solves Hiccup Misery

    Q. My father has been plagued with hiccups at all hours of the day or night. His physician gave him samples of medications to try, but none worked. A friend of mine told me many years ago that a teasp…