My dad is crazy, and goes nuts if anyone in the house ever got the hiccups...so, I learned how to make them STOP ASAP!!!
The trick is, to stimulate the soft palate in the rear part of the roof of your mouth. MOST of the so-called 'home remedies' do just this, one way or the other... Like, drinking water funny ways, spoonful of sugar, etc...
My hiccups instantly end when I stimulate my soft palate one of these ways:
**Ice-cold beverage...drinking quickly and steady over soft palate to cause 'brain freeze'
**Actually, ANYTHING that causes 'brain freeze' works pretty well.
**Rubbing my toungue really hard over the soft palate.
**Pushing my thumb against the soft palate.
**Holding an ice cube against the soft palate (not a good idea of someone is nearby who might make you laugh)
**Once, I even sprinkled a bunch of salt on my toungue, and rubbed the roughness over the soft palate.
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