Care recipient (cr) has chronic hiccups

Try: Encourage the cr to hold their breath drink some water use smelling salts take deep breaths exercise if hiccups become excessive in duration look for the following warning signs that the hiccups may be causing injury reflux stomach pain spitting up blood excessive nausea

Materials: Smelling salts water

Categories: Medical Physical

Information: If excessive hiccups continue a doctor may suggest a rectal digital massage for elderly patients to treat persistent hiccups

References: n/a

Keywords: Hiccups reflux stomach pain

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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