How to get rid of Hiccups

How to Get Rid of Hiccups Hiccup (Hiccough)

What is hiccup?

Hiccup is the sound produced during the sudden involuntary contraction (spasm) of the respiratory muscles (The diaphragm and the intercostals muscles) and closure of the glottis.

The contraction of the respiratory muscles makes the person take a quick gulp of air. The sudden rush of air is cut off by the closure of glottis producing the characteristic sound of hiccup.

What are the other names for hiccup?

Hiccup can be otherwise called as hiccough or singultus or diaphragmatic spasm.

Who will get hiccup?

Anybody can get hiccup. Occasional hiccup is normal and self limiting.

What are the types of hiccup?

Acute Hiccup – lasts up to 48 hours.

Persistent Hiccup – lasts for more than 48 hours (2 days).

Intractable Hiccup – lasts for more than 2 months.

What are the causes of hiccup?

Hiccups can be caused by the irritation of the nerve supply to the diaphragm (the vagus nerve or the phrenic nerve).

The following can irritate the diaphragm and produce hiccups.

Drinking carbonated beverages, drinking excess alcohol, over eating, blotted belly, hot spicy food, and swallowing air while drinking or eating etc can induce hiccups.

Intractable hiccup may be due to the conditions shown below:

Metabolic causes: Kidney problems, uncontrolled diabetes and uremia.

Cardiac causes: Heart Attack, aortic aneurism,

Thoracic causes:  substernal thyroid gland, mediastinal lymph nodes, pleural infections and infection of lungs like pneumonia.

Abdominal causes: Enlarged liver, liver abscess, peritoneal infection, hiatus hernia and gastro oesophagial reflux disease and acute gastritis.

Neurological causes: Brain Tumor, Meningitis, encephalitis and damage to nerves.

Toxemia: High Fever, septicemia etc,

Psychological causes: Mental Stress, Anxiety, Neurosis and Hysteria can produce Hiccups.

When to consult a physician for hiccup?

When hiccups becomes persistent and intractable physician has to be consulted to find out the cause of hiccups and treat it.

What are the investigations to be done?

No tests are necessary for occasional acute hiccups.

For persistent or intractable hiccups all the routine investigations are to be done.

ECG (Electrocardiogram) and Echocardiogram to rule out heart attack and other heart problems.

Ultrasound scans of abdomen and chest to rule out chest and abdominal problems.

X-Ray chest can be taken.

Blood tests like kidney function tests ( blood urea and serum creatinine) and Liver function tests are done.

CT scan or MRI scan of brain are done to rule out cerebral problems.

What is the treatment for hiccups?

When the Hiccup is mild the following natural therapy can be tried:

Drinking ice cold water or gargling with ice cold water.

Biting or chewing lemon.

Closing the nostril and holding breath as long as possible.

Pulling out the tongue (Forcible traction of the tongue).

Breathing in and out into a paper bag.

Giving mild pressure to the eye balls.

Swallowing granulated sugar.

Inducing sneeze or irritating the throat.

Giving pressure to diaphragm by pulling up the knee to chest and holding it tight to the chest for some time.

Treatment for persistent and intractable hiccups

When the hiccup persists it better to consult physician and follow his advice.

Numerous medicines are available and the physicians prefer Chlorpromazine.

Diaphragmatic irritation can be treated with Beclofan, haloperidol and Sodium valproate.

For gastro oesophageal reflux and flatulence proton pump inhibitors,H2 receptor antagonists prokinetcis like metaclopramide, and semithicone can be used.

Nebulization with 0.9% normal saline can be tried.

If there is a treatable cause, treat it.

100% Effective Home Remedies to Get Rid of Blackheads on face

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How do I get rid of blackheads on face

To get rid of blackheads on face first we have to understand why we get blackheads.

Why we get Blackheads on face?

Blackhead develops when the pores clogged with excess sebum, dirt or dead skin.
They are small bumps over the skin, black or yellow in color.
They mostly come on face, nose, and chest rarely on back neck arms and shoulders.

Clean your face with your regular cleanser, so that any natural remedy you try will work over your skin.

Get your blackheads on face cleared with Lemon.

Lemon has AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid) which helps to clear dead skin and opens the pores.
Vitamin C in lemon will prevent from acne scars
Squeeze a half lemon and dip a cotton on it and gently paste over your blackheads and leave it for 10 to 15 minutes then wash it with cool water.
Do this thrice a week.

Turmeric to remove blackheads on face

Turmeric has very high antioxidant properties which help to get rid of blackheads.
Take a spoon of turmeric powder and mix it with water or coconut oil and make it a paste and apply over blackheads and allow it to dry and rinse with mild hot water.

Apple cider vinegar is another best remedy to get rid of blackheads

Apple cider vinegar has the power to remove blackhead as well as power to protect the skin in future from blackheads. Apply it over blackheads daily basis this will reduce blackhead as well as acne.

Honey is another best home remedy to get rid of blackheads

Honey act as antibacterial and antibiotic. It kills germs over the skin which clogs the pores

Get rid of blackheads on face using Cinnamon

It acts as an antibacterial agent
Use cinnamon powder with honey and apply over blackheads and allow it to dry then rinse it after 1 or 2 hours.

Baking soda is commonly used home remedy for blackheads

Baking soda acts ass an antiseptic and also reduces oil forming over the skin which helps to get rid of blackheads.

Mix baking soda with water and make a paste out of it and apply over acne or blackhead affected area and rinse it after 10 to 15 minutes. Do this once or twice a week.

How can I get rid of blackheads on my nose?

Nose is where most of the oil comes out of face. To get rid of blackheads on nose, Wash your face with steam this opens pores clogged by dirt.

Then apply baking soda paste made with water and rub gently and allow it for 5 to 10 minutes.
Rinse it with normal water, this will help to remove blackheads over the nose and make your skin feel fresh and clean.
Also you can try all the natural remedy which We have given on the top to get rid of blackheads over the nose.

Is it good to squeeze out blackheads?

Squeezing blackhead may be a easy way to remove blackheads but it’s risky.
It’s like you are making way to new one.

When you squeeze blackhead the bacteria inside the pores wall will come out and spread to adjacent pores and risk of getting more pores clogged is high.

It leads to more acne on face.

Try to avoid squeezing it out and try natural remedy, which you can do it from your home to get rid of blackheads naturally.

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