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How To Prevent And Treat Hiccups

I’ve learned that many people who have had hiccups never tell anyone they had them, and it can be dangerous to be exposed to germs and viruses when you are ill. Some people even do not know that it was a hiccup they had. They may not even know you had one in the first place, and they might try to hide what caused the hiccup. When you hear a hiccup, keep the matter to yourself. This will not only help you keep your cool, it will save others from being exposed to germs that could cause illness by being exposed.

For whatever reason, hiccups aren’t all that common. If a hiccup occurs while you’re drinking, it’s probably because you just had a few too many, and don’t realize it. When you have a cough, it’s usually because you are sick, and have a cold. When you feel nauseous, you’re being overly food sensitive. Hiccups are often caused by a lack of exercise, stress or not eating enough. Hiccups often happen when someone breathes through a mask, which keeps the airways clear of mucus and other secretions. If you’ve ever had a hiccup, take precautions to avoid them in the future.

How To Prevent Hiccups:   Do not drink more water than you would normally or if your throat is not sore. When eating, eat slowly and chew gently, not with too much force.   It may help to drink water about 30 minutes before you will feel the onset of a hiccup, otherwise, you may get too hot during that time. If your throat is sore, do not drink water with some mint tea or mint-flavored carbonated beverages, and avoid drinking large amounts of water while watching TV, driving, performing strenuous physical effort or any activity that will fatigue the heart or breathing muscles.   If you are experiencing hiccups while exercising, sit or lie down for a few minutes between sets of the exercise, or take a couple sips from a cool drink.   Do not breathe through a mask before you exercise and do not drink enough water.   While you may be tempted to stop going outside when you have a hiccup, try not to do so, especially if you feel ill.   You can recover, and recover well…without any ill effects.   When you experience a hiccup, tell someone about it. Keep quiet, and don’t ask how it happened, and don’t talk about it with anyone unless asked. The best thing to do is not to let it interrupt your daily activities.   When you see a doctor, he or she will order an x-ray, or have a doctor examine you. You will want to be sure you have no other health issues, or a medical medical condition like high blood pressure, and take all appropriate medications for your health problem. Once your symptoms improve or go away, they will go away, too!

When you experience a hiccup, make it clear to the doctor that you have been sick and will not be returning home until your symptoms go away. Tell the doctor that you were sick and had a cold, just like someone who got sick from a cold or flu virus, and ask them to examine you before they decide on treatment. If your symptoms don’t improve, ask your doctor if you could see another doctor. Some experts also suggest that symptoms improve for several days, then worsen for a few more days, or not return at all. This isn’t so common, but I believe that it is important to give yourself time to rest, and recover. If you are still experiencing hiccups more than a week later, talk to a doctor.

When you feel nauseous, your body is trying to tell you to get some fresh air and water. This is how we know this is a common symptom that can occur after a number of illnesses and can even be caused by stress. Do not take a chance by doing anything, including going out to eat or exercising, because it could cause problems. If you have hiccups and you have been sick, you can easily recover from them with simple steps.

How To Treat Hiccups:   While you should keep any hiccups to yourself, you can keep them away.