How would you treat annoying hiccups? I used to follow what I observed from my grandparents. When Hyzyd has hiccups, I would tear a small corner of a piece of paper and apply some saliva (lick the paper) and place it on my baby’s forehead . It seems to work anyway. But I’m confused on what’s in a saliva that makes hiccups stop. Also, I’m not comfortable using saliva. It’s sanitary unwise.
If Hiccupop, a hiccup-stopping lollipop invented by 13-year-old Mallory Kievman will finally be launched, I would rather let my tot lick this hiccups cure in the form of a lollipop made of sugar and apple cider vinegar rather than applying saliva. According to Mallory the combination of ingredients-sugar and apple cider “triggers a set of nerves in your throat and mouth that are responsible for the hiccup reflex arc… It basically over-stimulates those nerves and cancels out the message to hiccup.”
|13-year-old Mallory Kievman
(Photo: Andrew Sullivan)
She has a patent pending, financial backers, and a team of business consultants (in training). Here’s her story.