7 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Hiccups Without Drinking White Water
Hiccups can interrupt a serious ongoing conversation. Even though it seems trivial, Mother should not let hiccups happen continuously.
Hiccups usually go away on their own. However, the time can vary for each person, some even tend to be long.
One way that is considered effective for getting rid of hiccups is to drink water. But what if there is no water nearby?
You don’t need to worry because there are actually many ways to get rid of hiccups without drinking. But before discussing it, first know the cause.
Causes and accompanying symptoms of hiccups
According to the Mayo Clinic, hiccups are repeated spasms or sudden, uncontrollable movements of the diaphragm. The diaphragm is the muscle that separates the chest from the abdominal area and plays an important role in breathing.
This spasm in the diaphragm can cause the vocal cords to suddenly close. As a result, the typical ‘hic’ sound of hiccups will come out of the mouth.
Hiccups can be caused by activities or the food we consume, Mother. In some cases, hiccups may be a sign of a medical problem.
So, here are seven common causes of hiccups:
Experiencing sudden changes in temperature Consuming fizzy drinks Eating too much Eating too quickly Drinking too much alcohol Being overly excited or under emotional stress Swallowing a lot of air, such as when chewing gum or smoking a cigarette
The symptom of hiccups is a ‘hic’ sound. Sometimes, Mother can feel a slight sensation of tightness in the chest, stomach or throat.
Hiccups usually go away on their own. However, you need to see a doctor immediately if your hiccups last more than 48 hours or are so severe that they cause problems eating, sleeping, or breathing.
How to get rid of hiccups without drinking
Summarized from the website of the Ministry of Health and umsu.ac.id, here are some ways to get rid of hiccups quickly, either without drinking or with the help of drinking water.
1. Hold your breath
Holding your breath for a few seconds usually clears the hiccups. The level of carbon dioxide trapped in the lungs can relax the diaphragm, thereby stopping hiccups. Do this several times until the hiccups disappear.
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