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Management of hiccough - Archived

Hiccoughs occur when there is involuntary contraction of the diaphragm resulting in sudden inspiration followed by abrupt closure of the glottis.

It is a common condition, but is more likely to become pathological in the palliative care setting.  It is classified as persistent when lasting longer than two days or intractable if longer than one month.

Please contact the paediatric palliative care team for specialist advice about managing hiccups.

Edition/Revision: 1.0
Created 18 Jul 2013 - Archived
Validated 19 Jul 2013 by Ian Back
Last modified 2 Mar 2024
Sat 02 Mar 2024 22:46:59 GMT
Last modified 2 Mar 2024