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How to Get Rid of Hiccups

6. Scary The Hiccups Out

If all else fails, you could ask a friend to try and scare you. The act of being scared isn’t necessarily what’s going to get rid of your hiccups. It’s simply a way for your breathing to get reset. If you’re suddenly scared or shocked, you take a deep inhale of breath. That interruption and inhale could be the reset that your diaphragm needs to stop convulsing. Getting scared also works similar to the sensory distractions, as you have something else occupying your immediate attention. Also, if your friend scares you well enough, it might temporarily activate your fight or flight response, stopping the hiccups.

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