5-Second Solutions for Everyday Health Woes

Simplify your life with these quick fixes to help in the kitchen, boost health, and lots more.

5-Second Solutions for Everyday Health Woes

Time matters, and #NurseNation nurses know it! Check out some of their favorite solutions to solve simple problems. From curing the hiccups to tricks to make swallowing pills easier, here are the fast ways to get around your most common woes.

Watch: Nurses Share Their Favorite 5-Second Solutions


Use a Glass of Water to Stop Your Hiccups

Fill a glass of water to the brim. Plug your ears with your thumbs, your nostrils with your index fingers, and use your remaining fingers to raise the glass of water to your mouth. Drink the entire glass while plugging your ears and nostrils. Once you’ve finished off the glass of water, your hiccups should be gone.

Watch: How to Get Rid of Hiccups

Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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