hiccough cures

  1. please help me my son has had hiccoughs for 3 days off and on and I have tried a lot of things; breathe holding, sugar swollowing, hold your nose and drink upside down, and scaring him. Does any one else have a cure? He is truly starting to annoy me(of course annoying me is his reason for living.)Thanks
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  3. by   kewlnurse
    Originally posted by lpnandloveit1:
    <STRONG>please help me my son has had hiccoughs for 3 days off and on and I have tried a lot of things; breathe holding, sugar swollowing, hold your nose and drink upside down, and scaring him. Does any one else have a cure? He is truly starting to annoy me(of course annoying me is his reason for living.)Thanks</STRONG>
    you can ry reglan 10 mg iv q6, works about %25 of the time, the best is thorazine 25 mg po, works great.
  4. by   janine3&5
    Have him hold his breath and drink from a glass of water at the same time as long as he can stand it. It's never failed me!
  5. by   chrn
    I'd have a doc check him out. I think prolonged hiccoughs can be from something causing pressure on the diaphram or nerves. If you think you're annoyed..how's it feel to be him!!!Yikes!!
  6. by   lpnandloveit1
    thanks for the help, He hasn't had a problem for 24 hrs now and we both feel better
  7. by   katrina hays
    yep, Thorazine would be the ticket. It's the only thing I've ever actually seen work short of Norcuron.

    No, no don't go there I have children and I have thought about it at times (haha)

    Good luck.
  8. by   CEN35
    Never saw this thread? Well here it is........seen it work many times. Get a glass of water, and a straw. Have the person drink the water with the straw, while someone else holds their fingers in their ears so there are no pressure changes!

    Go ahead and laugh.......don't know how it works.........BUT......it works!
  9. by   MollyJ
    We had a patient come into our ED many years ago with long standing hiccoughs and while the ED doc was looking up the thorazine dose, an osteopath (older guy) came in and the ED doc mentioned the case casually in passing. The osteopath went into the patient's room and did a manipulation of some sort that stopped the hiccoughs and the patient went home very happy. so much for science based medicine.
  10. by   cmggriff
    I had a friend who swore by dill pickle juice. He drank it straight from the jar. Gary
  11. by   CEN35
    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww Gary!!!!! Pickle juice? That kinda reminds me of the little rascals.......when the kid is trying to play his trumpet at the talent contest, and Spanky and porky are sucking on a lemon!!!!!! It was the worst I ever heard "My Wild Irish Rose" being played! LMAO!

    P.S.- Anybody remember the name of Spankys band? Wasn't it like The international submarine band or something?

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