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How do I get rid of hiccups

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How do I get rid of hiccups
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
How long have you had the hiccups
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

two days


Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Do you have any lung problems
Are you a smoker?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.





Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
After two days try this
Gargle with ice water.

The problem is that persistence of hiccups can mean pressure on the nerve, and you need an exam and chest x ray.

You might need a medication at this point to stop them, such as tegretol.

I would suggest, since it is Saturday, that you don't let this go on and go to urgent care if the ice water does not work.

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions.
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