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Suggest Home Remedies For Constant Hiccups

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Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2016
Question: Hi Doc,
This is for my father. He's been having continuous hiccups for the past 3 days. We've been unable to determine what is causing this and what can be done to stop this.
Whenever he has food (lunch/dinner) the hiccups stop and then restarts after a while.
He's tried taking antacid to suppress any stomach irritations. But besides this, we cannot understand how this can be stopped.

Please suggest.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka G Raj (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Meet local docror

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to HCM and thanks for your query
I can understand your concern.

See your doctor if hiccups last more than three hours, or if they disturb your fathers eating or sleeping habits.

Home remedies to get rid of hiccups include
holding your breath, drinking a glass of water quickly,biting on a lemon, gargling with water, and using smelling salts.

Prevention
By avoiding overeating, eating too quickly, or drinking too much at a time.

Rarely, a doctor may prescribe medications such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), and metoclopramide (Reglan) for severe, persistent hiccup

Hope i have cleared your query
Take care

Regards
Dr Priyanka G Raj
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Priyanka G Raj (2 hours later)
Thank you for your prompt response. Will try these and also visit a local doctor. Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka G Raj (14 hours later)
Brief Answer:
wishing you and your father good health

Detailed Answer:
regards
Dr XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Sonia Raina
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Suggest Home Remedies For Constant Hiccups

Brief Answer: Meet local docror Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to HCM and thanks for your query I can understand your concern. See your doctor if hiccups last more than three hours, or if they disturb your fathers eating or sleeping habits. Home remedies to get rid of hiccups include holding your breath, drinking a glass of water quickly,biting on a lemon, gargling with water, and using smelling salts. Prevention By avoiding overeating, eating too quickly, or drinking too much at a time. Rarely, a doctor may prescribe medications such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), haloperidol (Haldol), and metoclopramide (Reglan) for severe, persistent hiccup Hope i have cleared your query Take care Regards Dr Priyanka G Raj