Common "Hiccups" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


Irritation to the diaphragm leads to its spasm and continuous involuntary air sucking in through the mouth. This air hits the voice box in reaction to which the vocal cords close suddenly, creating the hiccup sound. This irritation of the nerve connecting the brain to the diaphragm could be due to fast eating or drinking, overeating, stress, alcoholism, etc. Usually, they stop on their own after a while. If they are present for more than a day, consulting a doctor is necessary.

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My father-in-law has hiccups for past few days. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My father-in-law has continuous hiccups from the last three to four days. A few doctors I consulted said they do not have a medicine for the same. Please help.  Read Full »

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Answer: Hello, Welcome to There is a wonderful medicine for this called Mayur Piccha Bhasma (Burnt Peacock feathers) made from the peacock feather. But unfortunately, this is a rarely used medicine. So, it is a little difficult to get it. Only Dabur and Baidyanath manufacture it. You can buy i...  Read Full »

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