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Squishy0405
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I thought this was more appropriate than in medical. I wanted to post this b/c I had a feeling someone would comment "you can't avoid your children forever" kind of like "I child proof my home but they still get in" u will see what part I'm referring to [lol]
Headache cures you shouldn't try

I know I've posted this somewhere else, but some of my hubby's family thinks a string or piece of paper on the forehead cures hiccups.
There is also one abot an evil eye which involves lines in an egg and a bracelet to ward it off.
Even though I can't think b/c my son's tooth is pushing through, I will NOT give my son whiskey, rum, vodka or a martini [Razz]
ETA: even though I will prob need one when its out completley-hubby is out of town [Eek!]

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jdmarlin06
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To cure headache, as one remedy in UCLA's massive Online Archive of American Folk Medicine suggests, take a rope used to hang someone and wrap it around your head.

because it certainly worked for the last guy! [Wink]
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Squishy0405
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Hey did you change that post or am I seeing things [Razz]

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jdmarlin06
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i changed it because i didn't think it made much sense after rereading it
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Did Lee Squat?
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The strangest remedy I've ever heard was the one where you jump backwards several times in the direction of the sunset, then wake up and jump backwards several more times in the direction of the sunrise, all to avoid being pregnant. Questionable form of birth control, I think. [Wink]

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Originally posted by Did Lee Squat?:
The strangest remedy I've ever heard was the one where you jump backwards several times in the direction of the sunset, then wake up and jump backwards several more times in the direction of the sunrise, all to avoid being pregnant. Questionable form of birth control, I think. [Wink]

I dunno, I wouldt think twice about sleeping with somwone who did that publiclly...

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Tying something around my head helps with my headaches, but I usually use a scarf.

Something about the pressure...I don't know.

Avril

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I'm no doctor, but I think the pressure method has to do with slightly slowing blood flow to that area. Restrict the area, kind of like covering your ears to loud noise. I really don't have any term to explain it (proper one anyway), but it's 0.02 to the pile. It doesn't stop a headache, and it doesn't work very well, but it dulls the pain so you can ride it out easier. Same reasoning behind ice.
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quote:
Originally posted by Squishy0405:
I know I've posted this somewhere else, but some of my hubby's family thinks a string or piece of paper on the forehead cures hiccups.

a friend of mine taught me a new weird cure the other day. it's worked everytime she's done it too...

get a small cup of water, and light a match. put out the match in the water (throwing it away when it's out) and then have the person with the hiccoughs drink the water. so far it seems to be working for her.

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The hiccups cure that my mom taught me, is to suck on a spoonful of sugar. It actually works for me, but everyone else I mention it to finds it weird. Oh well.

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The only time in my life i've seen hiccups cured is when my mate had a bad case in the pub - the landlord passed him a whisky and told him to down it in one - he did and he was cured of the hiccups - it wasn't malt whisky in the glass but malt vinegar [lol]

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I've also heard about embarassment being a cure for hicups. I witnessed it first hand back in 6th grade when out Social Studies teacher made this girl who had been hiccuping for while, stand in front of the class. Her hiccups instantly stopped.

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The strangest hiccup cure I know is to take a glass of water and take sips from the opposite side of the glass (so your head's pretty much upside down).

It has worked for me several different times. I think it's something about disrupting the breathing pattern that can stop the hiccups.

So it works sometimes, but you look awful goofy doing it.

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happyfrog, my family has always done a similar thing with bottled soda.
I have also found inhaling very deeply, to the point of gulping air with my mouth and forcing it down to my lungs, and then holding it for a few seconds works fairly well. I am not sure if it stretches the diaphragm, or if it is just psychosomatic, but it usually yeids results.

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Geminilee, your cure often works for me, especially if I try to relax my throat and chest muscles whil holding the breath.

Drinking from the "wrong side" of the glass, or with a spoon in the glass, also often works, as does letting a spoonful of sugar or peanut butter dissolve on my tongue (DD loves the sugar trick).

I think many hiccup cures rely on distraction and muscle relaxation.

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What I is I put a wet paper towl over a cup of water and suc the water through it.

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quote:
Originally posted by jdmarlin06:
quote:

To cure headache, as one remedy in UCLA's massive Online Archive of American Folk Medicine suggests, take a rope used to hang someone and wrap it around your head.

because it certainly worked for the last guy! [Wink]
So, are you supposed to go hang some guy first, or is there someplace you can obtain a rope used to hang someone? I don't think they sell those at my local drugstore... [Razz]

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quote:
Originally posted by happyfrog:
The strangest hiccup cure I know is to take a glass of water and take sips from the opposite side of the glass (so your head's pretty much upside down).

It has worked for me several different times. I think it's something about disrupting the breathing pattern that can stop the hiccups.

So it works sometimes, but you look awful goofy doing it.

I basically do the same thing. Lay on the bed or a couch, hang my head over the edge so I'm upside down and take a few small sips from a glass of water (slowly so it doesn't go out my nose). Works every single time.

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I read the spoon in the glass hiccups cure a few years ago. The article I read specified a metal spoon in a glass that was actually glass (meaning not a plactic cup or coffee mug). It seems to have worked every time I've tried it. My husband laughs at it, but I got my own back by laughing at him while he tried to do the drink upside down thing while he was drunk. [lol]

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