Holding your breath, gulping water and getting scared are the traditional ways to eradicate the hiccup menace, but those tend to be hit and miss. Just when you think you’ve managed to stop hiccups, on comes the next round.
The Awl checks in with alternative home remedies. A sampling:
*Trigger your gag reflex with a tongue depressor.
*Place some sugar or a lemon wedge on the back of your tongue.
*Breathe into a paper bag.
*Just give up and wait the hiccups out.
I’ve found that forcing myself to yawn gets rid of my hiccups. How do you get rid of yours?
Some Cures For The Hiccups [The Awl]