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My husband has severe ccups that have lasted days looking

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my husband has severe hiccups that have lasted for 4 days looking for a doctor in Tucson for him to see
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Customer: he took Tamiflu and right after starting hiccupping he went to his pcp who prescribed him lithium but it isn't working
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Customer: no he was fine before
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 9 months ago.

Hello,

I am Dr. Arun and will be helping you today.

I am sorry that your question was unanswered for long.

Following can be tried at home for hiccups;

1) Stimulation of the throat by a small tube or catheter

2) Stimulation of the uvula by a spoon

3) Valsalva

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valsalva_maneuver

4) Tapping or rubbing back of the neck

5) Forcible traction on the tongue,

6) Swallowing granulated sugar,

7) Gargling with water,

8) Sipping ice water,

9) Biting on a lemon

Please read the resource;

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiccups/DS00975/DSECTION=lifestyle-and-home-remedies

If these measures are unable to stop the hiccups; you may need to take him to an urgent care clinic for evaluation.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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