My dad 60years aged, suffering from hiccuping for 5days. He was operated lap cholecystectomy 10days ago. He also have feeling of closing airway for few moments sometmes.
Let the doctor who did his surgery know asap. My sister was an ER nurse and she said when someone has hiccups for a long time, that means the GI tract is causing the hiccups. The doctor will probably want to see him and possible prescribe something like omeperazole to cut down on the acid. The acid may be also causing the feeling of the airway closing down, but let the doctor know asap.
I have to agree with Pattishan. Contact the doctor as soon as possible so to rule out any complications from the surgery.
Some medications that are commonly prescribed for prolonged hiccups would include baclofen and gabapentin.
I do hope he gets relief soon,
these are a couple of things suggested to me by friends that did volunteer work in the hodpital, I thought surelyy neither one of these would work but actually they both do for me, 1. the sugar that comes in the packets like at the hospital open one or two of those up and allow to dissolve under the tongue, this always works for me also take a Zantac tablet and swallow it with water within minutes after doing this once it goes to work they stop- I hope these few suggestions are of help to you,
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