Hiccups normally do not need treatment and will simply cease however occasionally if the Care recipient (cr) has a case of chronic hiccups medical treatment may be necessary

Try: Observe the cr’s diet and medication hiccups can be triggered by eating a large meal or drinking carbonated beverages additionally a fairly large amount of medications list hiccups as a potential side effect so the individual’s medication could be causing the hiccups some individuals will recommend some home treatment although these various methods may work it is probably risky to try on an elderly cr this is especially true for a care giver if the treatment results in injury to the cr the care provider could potentially be legally responsible it is best to have the cr see a medical provider if the hiccups are persistent there are several types of medication and treatment that could alleviate a serious case of hiccups however these must be administered by a health care provider

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