How to get rid of persistent hiccups

A recent case of a patient with intractable hiccups illustrates the unpredictability of the condition.

The 18-year-old man reported ongoing rhythmic hiccup-like breaths after suffering from a mild respiratory illness. He was was treated with the antipsychotic haloperidol, but the condition continued for months before resolving.

A second bout of hiccups followed shortly afterwards which again lasted for months and