Generally caused by indigestion.
Nine to fifteen swallows of water without taking a breath, or one or two soda-mint tablets, will generally give relief. If persistent, cause vomiting by tickling throat with fingers, or by swallowing a cup of warm water in which 1/2 tsp. mustard is dissolved.
Source: The Mary Frances First Aid Book, Jane Eayre FryerFiled under Remedy | Tags: fryer, hiccough, hiccoughs, hiccup, hiccups, indigestion, mustard, soda, soda mint, swallow, throat, vomiting | Comment (0)
Lump of sugar saturated with vinegar will usually cure hiccoughs in a child. Drink of water often brings immediate relief. In prolonged cases of hiccoughing, weak, hot coffee with cream and sugar given at frequent intervals has cured the patient.
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Sit erect and inflate the lungs fully. Then, retaining the breath, bend forward slowly until the chest meets the knees. After slowly arising again to the erect position, slowly exhale the breath. Repeat this process a second time, and the nerves will be found to have received an access of energy that will enable them to perform their natural functions.
Source: The White House Cookbook, F.L. GilletteFiled under Remedy | Tags: breath, breathing, hiccough, hiccup, hiccups, lung, lungs, whitehouse | Comment (0)
“Place a little dry sugar on the end of the tongue and hold the breath. I have tried this remedy after others have failed and obtained instant relief.”
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“Take nine swallows of cold water while holding the breath.”
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“Have patient hold both ears closed with the fingers, then give them three swallows cold water while they hold their breath.”
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“One teaspoonful of vinegar thickened with sugar and eaten slowly.”
“One teaspoonful vinegar sipped carefully (so it will not strangle the patient) will stop them almost instantly.”
“Put about one-fourth teaspoonful of cinchona bark, powdered in two ounces of peppermint water, and give one teaspoonful every five or ten minutes until relieved, or three drops of camphor and aqua ammonia in wineglassful of water,” These remedies are very good when the stomach is at fault, as they have a stimulating effect.
“A few drops of strong vinegar dropped on a lump of sugar and held in the mouth until dissolved, will stop most cases of hiccoughs.”