How to Get Rid of Hiccups When Drunk

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There are many things that cause hiccups. Excessive alcohol is one of them. The hiccups that come on when you are drunk are often forceful, persistent, and can be painful. The medical term for persistent or problem hiccups is singultus. They are involuntary and uncontrollable contractions of the diaphragm.

  • Control your breathing to get rid of your drunken hiccups. Take a brown paper bag and put it over your mouth, sealing the bag against your mouth with your hand. Take several deep breaths inhaling and exhaling into the bag. Try putting a drop of chamomile oil into the bag and repeat the breathing if they don't go away.

  • Regulate your breathing another way if the bag doesn't work. Hold both of your arms straight out at your sides forming a "T." Take a deep breath, hold it for a minute and then exhale. Repeat this several times.

  • Suck on a piece of ice to rid yourself of hiccups while you are drunk. Not only does the ice sucking help with the hiccups, but it can also help to prevent dry mouth, which often follows a night on the town.

  • Eat a teaspoon of sugar. Some people have better results eating the sugar dry, others find it works best if they put the sugar in their mouth and wash it down with a glass of cold water.

  • Purchase a Hic-Cup if you have chronic hiccups or experience them every time you get drunk. This is the first scientific device marketed for the cure of hiccups. It is only available online. The Hic-Cup comes with a money back guarantee if it does not cure your hiccups.

Tips & Warnings

  • Avoid getting drunk to avoid the hiccups.
  • See your doctor if you are unable to get your hiccups to go away.
  • There are several home remedies to cure hiccups that involve eating lemons, oranges or apple cider vinegar. These are not a good idea if you are drunk when you get the hiccups, because the acid may upset your stomach.
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