Friday, August 23, 2013

 Q: Which 2 relatively non-pharmacologic tricks can work in intractable hiccups in ICU?


1. Give 2 ml Nebulised 0.9% saline over 5 minutes. It helps to relieve hiccup by pharyngeal stimulation.

2. Give Peppermint Water. Peppermint water helps by relaxing the lower oesophageal  sphincter.

Twycross R, Wilcock A. - Symptom Management in Advanced Cancer. 3rd Edt. Radcliffe Medical Press. 2008

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