Child hiccups on laughing
My baby child is of 2 years. Since birth, She starts hiccups on laughing. Is this normal that can go with age or a matter of concern. Please suggest me. Thanks.
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Dr. Cajetan M F Tellis
Pediatrician 28 yrs exp Bangalore
Hiccups for a short period is quite common. It is because of the diaphragm muscle irritation and subsequent sudden contraction. The usual causes are sudden bloating of the stomach by air or food . Laugh or crying can also induce hiccups , but it's nothing to be alarmed about.
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