An infallible hiccup-cure

This is my one thousandth blog. To mark the occasion I thought I would write about something different which you might find helpful—an effective cure for hiccups.

I was prompted by this article in the Guardian on 18 June, about a device to cure hiccups which will cost you at least £10. My cure costs nothing. I am indebted to my biology teacher at Benenden, Mrs Oliver (affectionately known as Mollie Ollie), 50 years ago.

Benenden School Cranbrook Kent © Jayne Russell

Fill your mouth with water, block both ears firmly with your hands, and swallow the water a little at a time with big gulps. You may need to fill your mouth again, but two mouthfuls and about ten swallows should do it. I have never known it fail—it is apparently to do with pressure.


Thank you Mollie Ollie.

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I am the general secretary of the Open Spaces Society and I campaign for public access, paths and open spaces in town and country.
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3 Responses to An infallible hiccup-cure

  1. janettekerr2 says:

    will try this next time….

  2. Congrats on your 1000th Blog post…..that takes some doing. Well done.

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