Count the number of seconds between hiccups then as it goes to come out cough very loudly. Get a mate to tickle you.
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The sensation distracts you from the hiccups and often is all you need to reset. You can also do the same thing with scaring. Get someone to jump out at you! Lay the pencil horizontally between your teeth. Try and drink water with it still in your mouth. It may prove difficult, but that's the point. The method has been dubbed the African way, but all it involves is wetting a piece of paper and laying it on the forehead. No as you can mostly solve it yourself but if it lasts longer than 48 hours it's time to go to the doctor. A hiccup bout is 48 hours, persistent hiccups are more than 48 hours to a month, intractable hiccups last longer than a month.
Coughing, swallowing air and rapid eating are all on the list, according to Wikipedia. The NHS also highlight that stress and strong emotions, like excitement, can be the cause. A hiccup is a sudden, involuntary contraction spasm of the diaphragm muscle. When the muscle spasms, the vocal cords snap shut, producing the hiccup sound.
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