Cool Tip: Pass the Citrus... Hic!


Hiccups are one of those things that aren’t really serious, but they are really annoying, to yourself, and to those around you...and sometimes embarrassing!  

We’ve all tried everything to cure them: from drinking 10 sips of water without breathing, to having someone try to scare you, to drinking upside down from the wrong side of the glass.  But the only hiccup cure that has ever worked consistently for me (as in, every time I’ve tried it) is to suck on a wedge of lemon (or lime in a pinch).  It doesn’t have to be large, but it has to be juicy.  But even airline bar cart wedges are adequate.

I believe there is something chemical about this, although I couldn’t tell you what it is.  If anyone knows, please let us know!  All I know is that when I do it, even with the most persistent or annoying hiccups, the hiccups are immediately gone--like magic!