I am a grandfather. I have tried to cure my own hiccups, but when I was most anxious for a cure was when my children were suffering from them. We tried many things — a loud noise to scare them away, holding their breath, gulping water, even standing on their head. Nothing worked. But finally, finally — our local news reporter did a segment on home cures. She had heard of a teacher who had been curing his students of hiccups for 20 years. And it always worked — absolutely and immediately.
- Put water in a small glass — cold or warm, it’s up to you.
- Then light a match and douse it in the water. (Do not leave the match in the water – just put it out in it.)
- Drink the water.
- Hiccups gone.
A friend told me that he had known of this for years. When he was out on the town and someone in the group got the hiccups, they would use 3 matches doused in a shot glass of water. Always successful.
A day after seeing this report, my granddaughter had the hiccups. I tried the remedy, and the hiccups were gone immediately. We now use this, and it always works.
Samira Gutoc is the founder and managing editor of Atlas and Co. She is also a content writer, blogger, poet, photographer and an editorial associate.