Take a deep breath and hold it for as long as you comfortably can. This can help stimulate the vagus nerve and interrupt the hiccup reflex.
Sip on a glass of cold water slowly. The shock of cold temperature and swallowing can help stop hiccups.
Breathe in and out of a paper bag in a controlled manner. This can increase the level of carbon dioxide in your blood, potentially easing hiccups.
Place a teaspoon of sugar on the back of your tongue and swallow it slowly. The graininess and taste can stimulate your throat and potentially stop hiccups.
Taking a small sip of either vinegar or lemon juice can stimulate the nerves involved in the hiccup reflex, potentially halting hiccups.
Sit down and bring your knees up to your chest, hugging them close. This can help compress your diaphragm and may help relieve hiccups.
Gargling with cold water can stimulate the nerves in your throat and potentially interrupt the hiccup reflex.
Eating a spoonful of peanut butter can help stimulate the vagus nerve due to its sticky texture and swallowing action.