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Persistent Hiccups Fold Under Pressure


To stop intractable or recurrent hiccups(those that do not respond tophenothiazines, breathing into a paperbag, or other remedies), use a tonguedepressor, spoon, or similar instrumentto apply gentle, steady, upwardpressure to the uvula and posteriorsoft palate.

To stop intractable or recurrent hiccups (those that do not respond to phenothiazines, breathing into a paper bag, or other remedies), use a tongue depressor, spoon, or similar instrument to apply gentle, steady, upward pressure to the uvula and posterior soft palate. Continue the pressure for as long as the patient will tolerate it- several seconds is usually sufficient. - Andrea Hillerud, MD
   Madison, Wis


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