March 30th, 2008

The Best Cure for Hiccups
The Secret to Stopping Hiccups Lies in Warm Water

Note: This hiccups remedy applies to normal, short-term hiccups (which usually resolves after a few minutes), not for chronic, persistent, protracted or intractable hiccups. Prolonged hiccups may be a sign of underlying disorders. See a doctor if you suspect you have a problem. This method is untested for infant hiccups and pregnancy hiccups.

When I was younger my mother told me that the only way to cure hiccups or hiccoughs is to drink water. I’ve tried this many, many times with inconsistent results. I’ve also tried many other methods of stopping hiccups like holding my breath, pulling my ears, pinching my nose, drinking honey and getting tickled (made me feel worse). That was until B told me that the best cure for hiccups does indeed lie in drinking water but not just any water — it has to be warm.

Best cure for hiccups

I was a bit skeptical at first that just by simply drinking warm water alone can actually help to stop hiccups. The solution was way too simple, but his reasoning made sense — hiccups are caused by the spasming of the diaphragm (spelled wrongly as diapragm in the illustration, I know), a sheet of muscle located across the bottom the ribcage. And what do you do when a you get a muscle cramp? You apply heat. Does this warm water method really stop hiccups? You bet. It works like a charm for me every time. The hiccups will resolve in less than a minute (usually about 15 seconds). If it doesn’t work for you, what you’re drinking probably isn’t warm enough, try something warmer.

The first time I tried it, I was very surprised that it worked so fast. B was more amused that I didn’t know about this method before because he had assumed that everyone else knew it! That was about 6 years ago. For the past 6 years, each time someone else has the hicks, I tell him/her to drink warm water. And each time, they’d be surprised at how effective my method is (my method because I marketed it aggressively. ;) LOL). It then occurred to me that every one else in the world may have never heard of this very simple and effective remedy to hiccups. This must change!

So I now present you, The World, the only tried, tested and confirmed way to stop hiccups that you ever need to know WARM WATER.

You read it here first — Try it yourself, tell your friends, spread the word.

Some other methods on how to stop hiccups are listed below. You may want to try at your own risk (a.k.a. MYTHS!?)

Other Hiccups Remedy, Tips, Tricks And Techniques

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Thank you for your comments and suggestions, dear readers!
You might also be interested in reading Escalating Hiccup – Stretching and Other Tried and Tested Ways to Stop Hiccups where I try some of your suggested methods to stop hiccups!

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(found your blog on stumbleupon) I'll have to try this sometime! Sounds like it would work though.
Zech  at 1:32 pm on March 30, 2008
Do tell me if it works for you. Now all you need to do is wait for a hiccup. :) *hic*
Ginger M  at 11:58 pm on March 30, 2008
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100 Ideas for Your Blog | Growing Happiness  at 6:22 am on April 7, 2008
This is the first time I'm actually looking forward to have hiccups! xx fanny
fanny  at 6:51 am on April 7, 2008
I have found that my hiccups go away after I eat a spoonful of peanut butter. Strange, but true. :)
Angie  at 2:27 pm on April 14, 2008
You sound like an attention seeker that tries to give themself too much credit. "/I/ marketed it aggressively." " read it HERE first." Jeez, just share it with everyone because no one's going to remember your name or where they found this information. ...cute drawing, though. :)
Anonymous  at 2:41 pm on April 14, 2008
I can't wait to try this. I've had really horrendous hiccups in the past and was thrown out of lessons at school because of it!
Diane  at 4:42 pm on April 14, 2008
While warm water does work like a charm, it doesn't work for me every time. I get violent hiccups and I've almost burned my esophagus a few times. So my foolproof solutions is peanut butter and water of any temperature. Take a small teaspoon of peanut butter and swallow(it might feel like its getting stuck but thats what the water is for!) Wash the peanut butter down immediately with a glass of water. Presto! No hiccups. Every single time.
Hiccup hater  at 5:42 pm on April 14, 2008
I will give it a try the next time i get the hiccups. I do have another "Hiccup Hack" and it works everytime: 1.sit on the edge of your seat 2.spread your legs open (no trying to be dirty) 3.lean forward 4.and sip water slowly It actually helps regulate your breathing and opens the diaphragm (an old greek lady taught me the trick) Seriously, it works. I will still try the warm water trick.... I mean remedy
chris  at 9:32 pm on April 14, 2008
@Angie and Hiccup hater - my family has peanut allergy (i don't) so that there's always a lack of peanut butter at home! but I'd like to try this though ... @Anon - But I was going to patent this method! LOL.. JK! ;) ... @Diane - thrown out of lesson because of a hiccup?! That's nasty! ... @chris - oooh.. I might try that!
Ginger M  at 11:19 pm on April 14, 2008
I can't remember the last time i had a hiccup, but I still recommend peanut butter. (maybe its another excuse to have huge lump on a spoon.)
thefish  at 3:53 am on April 15, 2008
Yeah, warm water works for me too. Its easily available, no worries about peanut allergy, and its cheap and most of time free!. So I prefer this method over the peanut butter unless I carry a jar of peanut butter everyday with me. Never tried the Peanut Butter method though, will tried it someday. Hiks*
Coby  at 4:45 am on April 15, 2008
Speaking of peanut butter... I remember a report many years ago advising against eating PB by the spoonfuls....

I can't remember the exact report, but here's an excerpt from Family Education website:

"Never let any child (or adult for that matter) eat peanut butter by the spoonful. Even adults have died from a glob of peanut butter that stuck on their windpipe. Instead, it should be spread in a thin layer on a cracker or small piece of bread that can be easily swallowed."

I wonder if PB on a cracker would work as well?
Ginger M  at 5:04 am on April 15, 2008
I found this site via StumbleUpon. Hope you check my blog out. I never really thought about it like that, but I will try this the next time I have hiccups. :)
Marion  at 6:14 am on April 15, 2008
Actually, Hickups are evolutionary leftovers from when we were amphibians. Tadpoles use them to survive. Go figure.
Chris  at 9:09 pm on April 15, 2008
@Marion - Inspirational blog, hope you update soon.

@Chris - So I've heard and supposedly the cure for this is you need to remind yourself that you're no longer a coelacanth or something. Hmmm...
Ginger M  at 5:27 am on April 16, 2008
what works for me EVERY SINGLE TIME is to have someone plug your ears while you drink a glass of water, regardless of the water temp
jason  at 7:21 pm on April 16, 2008
The best cure for hiccups I've ever found was introduced to me by my boss. I was hiccuping and he pulled $20 out of his wallet and said, "If you can hiccup again you can have this money." As soon as I started to concentrate on being able to hiccup they stopped. I now pull this trick on all of my friends, and I've never lost the bet!
david  at 6:19 am on April 17, 2008
@jason - i guess you could just use a straw and plug your own ears? @david - that's one of the most original ideas I've ever heard about stopping hiccups!
Ginger M  at 9:03 am on April 17, 2008
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what I always use at school is put water in a glass and bend at the waist. Drink the water.... while bending over, so you're drinking from the wrong side of the cup. ALWAYS has worked for all the kids I've tried it with.
craftycarole  at 4:51 pm on April 21, 2008
Hi. Weird and wonderful. To stop hiccups, you: 1. press on your eyes (with eyes closed, of course) 2. have someone pat you hard on your middle back, or hit yourself! ;-) This is something my Russian grandad passed on to my family, and we follow it faithfully with good effects. Now don't laugh!
Wombat  at 6:55 pm on April 21, 2008
@craftycarole - I wonder what's the rationale behind drinking from the opposite side of the cup...

@Wombat - Press on your eyes and get yourself hit? Are you sure this is for hiccups? ;)
Ginger M  at 12:03 am on April 22, 2008
I think all the remedies have the same thing in common, they stop the contraction of the diaphram. My cure is this: Take that same glass of water, or any liquid, take as deep a breath as you possibly can, and hold it. While holding your breath, concentrate on taking 16 TINY little sips from your glass, swallowing after each one. By the time you've forced yourself to swallow 16 times while still holding your breath, the diaphram cramp will be gone. The action of holding your DEEP breath has stretched the muscle out.
Cynthia  at 4:16 pm on April 23, 2008
All the cures that work depend on holding your breath. All you have to do hold your breath for 30-45 seconds.
David  at 11:08 am on April 27, 2008
My never-fail method is to sip dilute apple cider vinegar (1 part vinegar, 2 parts water).
Coruscatus  at 12:19 pm on April 27, 2008
The method that works for me is gasping very quickly, drawing as much air as possible in the shortest time possible. I discovered it by chance when someone did a "fright tactic" on my friend with hiccups (i noticed those who weren't able to gasp in fright didn't get their hiccups off). I used to gasp around 2-3 times on a hiccup before, but now I just do it once. Most of the time even just the thought of gasping made my hiccups go away. It never ceases to amaze me. Try it when there's no warm water available.
JAy  at 12:51 pm on April 27, 2008
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Cure for Hiccups  at 1:30 pm on April 27, 2008
I can get hiccups a LOT and a pharmacist taught me this cure. Time your hiccups until you spot the rhythim of it and then take a small sip of ice water *just before* the hiccup is due. Do this for about a minute or two. The swallowing action negates the spasm or something but it totally works for me. I shall have to try the warm water trick too. It sounds easier than sitting with a watch in hand. Later!
Lar  at 1:41 pm on April 27, 2008
my hiccups stop instantly with Beano - here is what beano is
wollpine  at 7:56 pm on April 27, 2008
My favorite hiccup remedy is - drum roll please - a spoonful of sugar! Yep, a tablespoon of sugar seems to stop them cold. I don't know how it works - the theory I heard is that the intensity of all that sweetness sort of distracts your system and it forgets to hiccup. Whatever - it is almost worth getting the hiccups. Enjoy!
John Robinson  at 8:36 pm on April 27, 2008
Peanut butter works every time for me but I'll give warm water a try next time--less calories -- peace!
Mike  at 8:36 pm on April 27, 2008
Hi everyone who came via Tipnut and Lifehacker! Thank you for your suggestions. I might try some of them the next time I get a hiccup.

But do try the warm water technique too ok!

*blows hiccup dust*
Ginger M  at 9:47 pm on April 27, 2008
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The best way to stop hiccups is to take back control of your esophagus: swallow. If you can swallow three times before the next hiccup, there likely won't be a next hiccup. If you find it hard to swallow dry, use small sips of water or any drink you like (juice, coffee, tea, etc.) This is probably the basis of all the cures that require eating sugar, sipping some liquid or swallowing air. But you can simplify it by reducing it down to the essentials: just swallow.
Meggs  at 1:05 pm on April 28, 2008
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One of the best methods ever is to sip 7 sips of water and after that, say "Leonard". It has never failed before!! If it fails let me know. Do keep in mind that the 7 sips has to be about as small as when u swallow your saliva.
godsent  at 5:36 am on April 29, 2008
What works for me everytime is SODA. I've tried drinking water, warm water, bending over, holding my breath, breathing into a plastic cover etc. but none worked till I discovered soda. This has never failed since. I guess it still has a connection with holding breath since both of them involve taking in lot of carbon.
Sharada Ganesh  at 8:29 am on April 29, 2008
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All thanks to your post, my colleague was having a really bad hiccup which lasted many hours and its starting to annoy everyone in the office. I recall about your post about the hiccup and tried the warm water hiccup remedy on him. After about 30 seconds have gone, the hiccups does continue and I thought probably this method wasn't effective enough until a few minutes later, he came over to thank me that his hiccup had actually stopped! Thanks for this useful tip again!
Carina  at 10:04 am on May 10, 2008
I'd like to share with you guys another great tip for getting rid of hiccups. If you are not around warm water, all you have to do is think to yourself "stop" or something similar. Some may have to focus on this for a few seconds while others may get rid of them on the first try. Good luck!
Thomas  at 12:17 am on May 21, 2008
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I too found you on SU. I enjoy this article and the others very much. I love your style of writing. Humorous and well displayed. Im eager to try the Warm Water Cure. And I heard it here first :)
Honestly  at 11:03 am on May 28, 2008
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Wow, it worked...yeah!!! Though at first skeptical that warm water would work, I'd had the hiccups all day so I was desperate to get rid of them and go to sleep. So, I walked right into the kitchen, filled up a coffee cup of water, microwaved for 40 sec., drank it and thought (great now i'll have the hiccups and have to pee too), but alas within 1 min the hiccups we're gone - holy cow, i'm cured! Thank you oh wise one...bow, bow!!! I shall remember and spread the this important message.
Dude, where's my hiccups!  at 1:58 am on July 3, 2008
No way, it worked...holy smokes! Read the warm water solution, walked straight into the kitchen, heated up a coffee cup with water in microwave, drank, and literally within 1 minute I went from skeptical to true believer! Thank you!
Dude, where's my hiccups!  at 2:13 am on July 3, 2008
Holy Crap! After going through, holding my breathe, stretching, swallowing peanut butter, and drinking room temp water to no success, I tried your technique and it worked in the first seconds. I literally forced myself to drink half a cup of warm water and viola, no more hiccups. Thanks!
Bry  at 12:08 pm on September 11, 2008
Holy crap! it really worked! First few sips didnt do it, but then after about 30 seconds they were gone! Amazing..I will tell others!
jmurtn  at 11:48 pm on October 7, 2008
omg this worked like magic!!! just like that and my hiccups are gone!! thank you soo much!!!
lisa  at 9:51 pm on October 18, 2008
I've found a better method for curing hiccups. It works even better than warm water. Find a circular object that has a more or less defined center. Hold your breath and focus on the center. Wait and you should feel just fine.
Ed  at 4:52 pm on December 30, 2008
I seen someone drink water bent over....that apparently helps :) AJ Kumar
AJ Kumar  at 2:11 am on January 30, 2009
wow it really worked i get the hiccough once in a while but i get it really bad and i tried your method and its amazing i love it when i had the warm water i burped that was it cured thanks man
hugo  at 9:23 am on February 18, 2009
Worked like a charm! ;)
happystinky  at 10:09 pm on March 20, 2009
My 9 year old has had the hiccups for two hours now.. First we tried the streching in the doorway.. Did not work also he was to short.. So I found the war water cure... Honestly it worked.. What a relief.. I was worried he would hve them nd not be able to get ri of them....Thank you so much... Sharon from Ohio
Sharon Ogborn  at 4:56 pm on April 11, 2009
Was skeptical at first, but it actually works. Never thought its that simple to stop hiccups. Probably by far most effective method I have tried in stopping my hiccups. Thanks mate.
David  at 2:08 am on April 23, 2009
This was awesome!!!! Im at work and the hiccups were killing me... googled.. came across ur page.. took a coffee cup full of water, microwaved it for 1 min, took a sip .. nothing... took one more sip ... nothing... gulped the whole thing down... voila!!!! stopped in like 2 seconds!!! Im still thinking they might start up .. but its been 5 minutes and not yet started.. Thanks!!!!
shailen  at 2:13 pm on May 1, 2009
hey it really works ... I was having horrible hiccups and my would be getting a lot worried for me. Earlier I thought that it will cool down after drinking water but nothing even when I took 3 glasses. Also because of some dust around I started sneezing also. And my partner was crying like anything. Finally I told her that I will sleep and it will be gone. But it it continued even more louder. Finally I stopped the download of movie (running on my laptop for the night) and searched for the tips ... And it really worked. Although having too much of water in my stomach is making me feel unconfortable, and I am feeling that hiccups might start again ... but it has calmed down. Thanks for the tip ...
Anuj  at 12:33 pm on May 7, 2009
Mine doesn't stop, I've had this for 2 straight days now, been googling for remedies but nothing seems to work for me. I've done the warm water thing twice and it's not working for me. Any other remedies? I don't wanna try PB, I might die, lol!
carter  at 3:54 am on May 8, 2009
Wow man ... It really worked like charm !!! 10 seconds and the hiccups were gone !!! thanks !
Ravo  at 1:19 am on June 11, 2009
Its been years since ive had hiccups , i got them tonight so bad i searched for a way to stop them and i came across this page . A big spoon full of peanut butter followed by a glass of warm water cleared it up immedietly . Im not sure why it worked but man glad it did
TONY  at 8:29 am on June 28, 2009
TICK  at 12:40 pm on July 2, 2009
i just love the 2 remedies on this site
qualo  at 6:30 am on July 15, 2009
Oh my gosh all this comments on this site has been posted very long ago but everyone I can gladly say hip hip horay cuase I coulnt sleep due to my hickups and just got out of bed to search for a cure on the internet, and 123 my hickups was gone within a matter of seconds after I drank the hot liquid, didnt drink water though, I had tea now and it worked like a charm, this is really a must try to anyone with a hickup problem, thank you soooo much
amy  at 10:05 pm on July 16, 2009
Tried holding in the diaphragm and sipping water before, sometimes it worked. Just did it with warm water, and success! I get really bad headaches from a traumatic brain injury, and morphine gives me the hiccups, although taking Dramamine with the first dose of pills prevents them sometimes. You all have improved my life. Really, there's worse than wondering if your head's gonna explode before the 75mgs of morphine kicks in... and then you start to hiccup.
Ted Johnson  at 3:37 am on August 7, 2009
Excellent advice. Really, really worked. Tried to find a cure for the last 20 years. So thanks.
Larry Hill  at 7:19 am on August 29, 2009
Thank you very much for the advice. It worked like a charm. This is the best solution which worked very well. I always tried with water but never worked. Warm water was an immediate solution.
Pavan  at 2:40 pm on September 12, 2009
Awesome !! Thank you. It worked like a charm.. What a find.. Whoa... !!!
Ray  at 8:35 pm on September 17, 2009
I drink coffee and it goes away.
luis  at 12:17 am on October 1, 2009
I drink coffe and take the shit and throw farts and goes away.
luis  at 10:35 pm on October 1, 2009
the hiccups starts when you drink something cold
luis  at 10:42 pm on October 1, 2009
sometimes I drink my own urine and feels good and goes away I recommended for everyone.
luis  at 10:44 pm on October 1, 2009
OMG this absolutely works! I tried it with warm milk and voila,it's gone after the 3rd gulp. Thank you so much for sharing this valuable info. I get hiccups every so often and this is the only trick that worked. Cheers!
Mel  at 2:50 am on October 10, 2009
I have had the hiccups for hours and tried everything that has worked of and on in the past. I tried the warm water thing and presto they were gone in 4 sips!!!! THANK YOU!
Liz  at 10:23 pm on October 11, 2009
I just had the hiccups and I've been trying cures. (did you know that say the name of a person that is thinking of you can cure hiccups who knew) anyways your way works like a charm and i got rid of my hiccups finally.
jakob  at 6:03 pm on October 27, 2009
great article, i like the graphic as well. very cute DD
joe  at 1:54 pm on November 5, 2009
Drink OR Pretend to drink from opposite side of a cup (of water). Be sure you bend enough to the front and also take a few gulps. Always works and you do not need to run anywhere to find (warm) water OR ANYTHING.
Indian  at 6:26 am on November 12, 2009
wow! it works for me!!! i searched google to seach how to stop this as i had hiccup attack minutes ago. and voila, found your blog. i drank one glass of warm water and in a matter of 5 seconds, its gone!!! im tweeting it!
nhette  at 2:40 am on November 18, 2009
I am going to try your method of drinking warm water although my method works, it is not convenient. I drink water "backwards". I take a deep breath, bend over and drink from the opposite side of the cup. I'm 51 years old and have been doing this for nearly 20 years. Yours sounds easier. How warm does the water have to be? In my case, I take about 10 small sips while bent over and holding my breath and it has never failed me. Having a hiatal hernia and Gastroparesis, I am prone to hiccups. I wake up with them many times during the night. I prefer your method. Are you talking lukewarm or warmer than that?
Susan  at 11:48 am on January 17, 2010
I tried the warm water and it worked! No more drinking water "backwards" for me! Thank you so much! Susan
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ann  at 3:20 pm on February 1, 2010
Blah,! Thanks
Paul  at 4:52 pm on February 9, 2010
It works! Just tried it. Thanks so much.
Warren  at 8:51 pm on March 6, 2010
It worked. You saved my life buddy.
Harsh  at 12:46 pm on March 25, 2010
You do not need water, the way I use ALWAYS WORKS. Just tilt your head all the way back, open your mouth wide and breathe slowly and deeply 20 times in and out. EASY to stop hiccups.
QuinnJ  at 1:28 pm on April 16, 2010
HAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAA it worked!!!....good job my girlfriends hiccups wer begining to make me consider suicide!!! fanx!!!
thankfull guy  at 4:45 pm on April 25, 2010
My friend tried to scare the hiccups away, I tried to hold my breath then decided to google the relief and voila, your hot water really works! I can now enjoy the NBA finals.
Skylar  at 10:21 pm on June 3, 2010
Wonderful advice!! I tried it with milk, because I was having trouble falling asleep as well! I cup (8 oz) of milk in the microwave for 110 more hiccups!! Lovely cure! :))
Joanna Robben  at 2:50 am on July 20, 2010
Didn't work for me. I'm ready to reach inside and rip my diaphram out. ARRRGGGGGHHHH!!!
jeff  at 9:17 pm on January 9, 2011
It works!!! thanks for the warm water remedy.. thanks for sharing..
Roxie  at 11:31 am on February 3, 2011
You should spell diaphragm correctly in your diagram to be taken more seriously.
Blink  at 6:49 pm on February 4, 2011
My own admission that I misspelled it in the post not doing it for you, Blink? :)
Ginger M  at 4:15 am on February 7, 2011
My hiccups are triggered by going from laying down in bed to sitting up (it doesn't happen every time I do this, but when it happens this is what triggers it) I have had 2 things work. The one that works every time is warm sugar water. Just dissolve some sugar in a 1/2 glass of water till sweet and warm in microwave, then drink. They stop almost immediately. The other thing that works though not as reliably as the warm sugar water is eating a piece of bread (no toasting, just straight out of the loaf).
Wendy  at 2:23 am on February 25, 2011
I have not tried warm water but what works for me every time is drinking a glass of water with a metal spoon in it while bending over at the hip. The bottom of the glass will be facing your chest. They go away instantly. I can't explain it but it works every time without fail.
Jason DeFronzo  at 10:42 pm on March 17, 2011
OMG thank you sooo much. It is past 3 am, and I thought I would never fall asleep with this hiccups, swear to God I though I was going mad. I am a doctor, and never heard of this in med school, its a great post! love the blog! Cheers :)
LM  at 2:28 am on April 2, 2011
I had the hiccups while preparing for a class that I was to faciliate. After 15 minutes of hiccups I googled and found this page. I tried it and after my first sip of the very warm (hot) water, my hiccups were gone. Thanks for the tip.
Mark Lee  at 1:56 pm on April 18, 2011
OMG!!! it worked! thank you so much..
julia  at 8:36 am on May 19, 2011
It worked! Thanks for sharing.
John  at 8:55 am on June 3, 2011
I hiccuped for over an hour - a glass of warm water did the trick! thanks heaps, i will pass it on
Michelle  at 1:44 am on June 8, 2011
Oh wow did the peanut butter and washed it down with a warm cup of water and poof magic they are gone thank you so much!
Fernando  at 8:41 am on June 10, 2011
if someone has hiccups esp a child...just ask them to hiccup again and you will give them a pound ££ or whatever currency you works..
alex  at 5:27 am on June 20, 2011
Thank you sooo much the warm water helped in seconds
Richard Gassner  at 11:00 am on June 28, 2011
I always thought that too much air in the lungs is what caused hiccups, but I am wrong again. I figured burping would solve it, holding my breath while drinking water too, and if you are lucky that works short term for me anyway, but FOR SURE the warm water helped me which I would have never thought of. I dont get hiccups too often, and I get frustrated when I get them so I looked this problem up and low and behold here is the actual remedy that WORKS. DRINK WARM H2O!!!!
jennifer  at 7:23 am on July 11, 2011
Best remedy for hiccups... Well done!
Damian  at 12:44 am on July 30, 2011
Thanks for taking the time to debate this, I really feel strongly about it and love learning more on this topic. If doable, as you gain experience, would you thoughts updating your blog with extra data? It is extremely useful for me.
Ladies Watches By Cartier  at 4:42 am on August 17, 2011
@jason - plugging the ears works! Found that cure a while ago and I use it all the time now...
Yana  at 10:02 am on August 30, 2011
Thank you so much!!! I get violent hiccups every once in awhile and I tried the warm water and it worked instantly...weeeeeeiirrrrd. Seriously, I am forever grateful. Thank you again.
Caleb  at 2:00 am on September 15, 2011
You ARE Riiiiiight my friend. The most riiiiiiiiyyyyyyghteous cure so far.
Shamus  at 1:16 am on October 5, 2011
After not being able to sleep from 11 pm to 7ooam getting hiccups very 7 seconds, i just tried your warm water technique and they stopped on the 2nd sip. You deserve some kind of website of the year award.
Bob clark  at 6:25 am on October 6, 2011
thanks, my hiccups was cured. I once had hiccups for 2 days straight, dont wanna go through that again.
nobody  at 10:16 pm on October 16, 2011
Thank you! It works! I always have trouble when I have hiccups. I tried other remedies but they just don't work for me. This seems to be the only cure for my hiccups. Thank you again! :)
Laiza  at 12:14 pm on October 23, 2011
It works. did the trick on the second try ( the first type I don't think the tap had heated up enough. The trick for me was to hold my breath and drink a whole eight ounces at once.
Thomas  at 1:44 am on November 1, 2011
Holy Crap....the $20 bill thing worked. My husband gets the worst hic's and it makes me nuts. I said if you hic again you can have this 20...all gone !!
Paula  at 7:56 pm on November 11, 2011
hiccups gone instantly. i was hiccuping every 10 seconds then tried drinking warm water and poof, no more! never suffer through that again. ever.
mateo  at 10:30 pm on November 11, 2011
wow! it really works immediately, thanx a tonn, it was realy starting to hurt.
nash  at 5:05 am on December 1, 2011
Had hiccups so bad for hours looked on web and came across your site. I tried this homespun remedy and found it DOES work no matter what the ridiculers say. It happened to me twice and worked both times. Thanks!
mark  at 9:36 am on January 8, 2012
It worked for me! I've suffering from this from the start of my day til i can't stand it anymore... but thanks to you it's gone like a bubble...
Kharlan  at 4:00 am on January 9, 2012
Hi Guys. This is James from Bangalore. I have found from my personal experience that the ONLY cure from persistent hiccups is to go & VOMIT the entire stuff inside your stomace!!!!! What a relief you will get............. from Hiccups & the cleansing of the stomace!!!!
james  at 12:57 pm on January 10, 2012
I was with my guy wen all of a suden he started d hiccups. I gave him alot of water.but all 2 no avail.i googled 2 search 4 d cure of hiccups n dis is what i found warm water techniques. Believe me it works like magic. Thanks 2 ur WARM H20 4MULAR.
Edith ojakovo  at 11:07 am on January 14, 2012
thanks for good advice in the middle of night i woke up because of terrible hi ccup.i checked the net i found the best answer (warm water)i did it the moment i drank it it stopped really magic
reza  at 5:15 pm on January 31, 2012
Seriously, you may need another helping hand but plug your ears and nose at the same time then drink a glass of water and drink as much as you can. Never fails.
Dude  at 4:28 am on February 1, 2012
My husband had hiccups driving me crazy hes mad like it was my fault. So i Rushed to my iPhone to see what I could find. Found the warm water and now he's snoring and no hiccups. Thank you for posting all great ideas got it ready for next time.
Cj  at 11:41 pm on February 1, 2012
I had a patient with persistent hiccups on my ward{Cardiac}. He'd been having them for a week or so with ne real cure. I thought I would google the cure and stumbled across your website. Like you said it works like a charm Now I am a hero cause of you. I have passed on the msg though.Thanks a lot.
Citford Modipa  at 2:16 pm on February 2, 2012
thank you, it took about 2-3minutes of warm/hot water, then it stopped. this is great.
Noelito  at 12:03 pm on February 3, 2012
Thanks a really helped...thanks for sharing this with us... :-)
Snowwhite  at 8:31 am on February 13, 2012
If you apply a heating pad (or just press the hot coffee cup) to your chest at around the diaphram point, that also works. Thanks for the tip!!!
Emily  at 7:05 pm on February 20, 2012
It worked for me. Instantly! thank you thank you!
Drew  at 7:36 pm on February 28, 2012
Whenever I used to cough, I used get hiccups for quite sometime. It used to go-away for sometime and again come back. I tried taking warm water slow/fast, sugar, soda, cough syrup, heating pad on my chest. Nothing worked much. I tried tickling my ears by Qtip. It stopped hiccups immediately and lets waits if it erupts again.
Mac  at 8:39 am on March 9, 2012
found this from a google search, surprisingly it worked immediately. so much for all the other bogus cures
Brandon  at 3:24 am on March 10, 2012
it worked like a charm for my hiccups. thanks for sharing this remedy!!
cathal  at 2:59 pm on March 11, 2012
Totally worked!!! My husband has had hiccups for about 30 minutes, I read this article and voila!!! Hiccups gone in under a minute!!! Fantastic and simple!!!!
Leslie  at 8:22 pm on March 12, 2012
This really works. I had a severe case of the Hiccups - My wife suggested seeing Dr. - N0 way. I drank a cup of very warm water, and in about 1.5 mins it was GONE!!! - Great Advise.
John Walters  at 5:26 pm on March 26, 2012
Man! 30 Sec warm water and Hiccups is gone! Thanks a lot for sharing the trick!
AutoGlass  at 10:50 am on March 31, 2012
It didn't work (I boiled some water)! Nothing is working!!
Laura  at 1:36 pm on April 1, 2012
THIS DOES NOT WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I tried it for about 4 weeks every time I had hiccups with different water temperatures. They stayed and stayed and stayed. My suggestion is...Go on this website:
Lola  at 2:52 pm on April 1, 2012
The Sugar Super Saya Jan Method Steps 1. Eat a table spoon of sugar. 2. Try to become a super saya jan by putting all your strenght in to your muscles throughtout your body. 3.Keep doing for about 30 secondes to 1 minute.
Annabel  at 9:57 am on April 10, 2012
it reallyyyy worksss!!!!!!!! I did it myself and my hiccups were completely gone!!! force yourself to stop the hiccups and they actually...
Annabel  at 9:58 am on April 10, 2012
It worked.. I made a mug of HOT tea, added sugar.. drank about six sips as fast as I could and my hiccups went away. I tried everything for 20min prior til I googled remedies and came across this. I will try this every time.
Jordan  at 9:35 pm on April 17, 2012
Absolute failure. I even drank the tea far hotter than I usually do. =/
Sarah  at 9:14 pm on April 29, 2012
Here's a trick that works for me every time. Drink tiny sips of water successively. I usually take a big "swig" of water in my mouth, but swallow only a little at a time, as quickly as comfortably possible. My hiccups are gone after 3 or 4 swallows.
Kathie  at 4:55 pm on May 6, 2012
Last Tuesday, after lunch, I started hiccuping about every 5 seconds. It stopped for about an hour, then got going again. This lasted for 3 days until Thursday around 6pm when my doctor prescribed Baclofen 10mg and after taking only one pill, the hiccups immediately stopped. I realize this might not work for everyone, but I am very grateful it stopped mine. Hope this helps someone else.
Emmitt  at 7:09 pm on May 13, 2012
Hd this hicup for like 4days now and hey, like magic, although d water wz rili hot, i got the results in ,i think, the exact time that you said! Wow. You need a real knuckle dear. Thanks alot anyway.
ejimofor  at 3:13 pm on May 17, 2012
It worked! We tried it out when my officemate had hiccups and after drinking like 1 cup of warm water, hiccups gone! =) Thank you!
Tintin  at 3:26 pm on May 23, 2012
Gr8.. It worked!! Thanks a ton :)
Ankita  at 1:51 pm on May 26, 2012
I just tried this and it worked in less than a minute. Thank you very much!
dwight  at 9:27 am on June 27, 2012
Thank you so much!! I didn't have to even warm it. I kept the water in my mouth till it was warm and then slowly gulped it. It worked for hiccups which pestered me for a long time!! T_T
Zim  at 12:04 pm on July 16, 2012
It worked. THANKS A LOT!
Richard  at 8:12 am on July 17, 2012
What works for me always 100% is drinking water from a cup backwards. So instead of drinking from the front of the cup like normal put your mouth on the opposite side and kind of tip the cup forward drinking the water. It works for me every time
Brab  at 8:55 am on July 19, 2012
i hold my breath and drink a cold glass of water the same.i know it might sound crazy but it works for me.
gary wall  at 11:22 pm on August 11, 2012
It actually worked for me. So glad I stumbled upon this. Thanks.
Tarik  at 3:17 pm on September 7, 2012
Amazing remedy... I tried a few other techniques but to no avail... The first cup of warm water gave me immediate relief but did not stop the hiccups. The relief lasted about 30 mins then they came back. Seeing how well it worked with the first cup, I decided to have a few more spaced out by 20 minutes... After my 4th cup, the strong case of the hiccups that plagued me for 2 days was gone! Thanks...
Miguel  at 8:25 pm on November 9, 2012
My friend had hiccups for 2 days straight, we had tried everything to get rid of then then we found this page on google and within I'll give it 3 gulps of water the hiccups had stopped.....i didn't believe it myself but its been about 8 mins and no hiccups..... THANK YOU SO MUCH!
steph AND bran  at 9:30 pm on November 15, 2012
i've had hiccups since last night and i've tried drinking plenty of water, tried holding my breath (as advised by friends) and even ask for medicine from our company doctor. All of them didn't work until i tried looking for another remedy and found this one: warm water remedy. I drank a glass of warm water and it really worked in just a few seconds! No more hiccups! Thank you very much! ^_^
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Stop Hiccups with Warm Water | Lifehacker Australia  at 12:29 am on December 19, 2012
just like you said, I was hiccupping nonstop and drank a small glass of very warm water; worked perfectly.
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