Today, I am a copycat and learn how to cure a tickling throat…

I laughed out loud at Charkie’s post in my office (YES! Did I already update you all? I got rid of my cubicle <– go ahead and click on it to view the old space). And then I decided to jump on the bandwagon and copy Charkie.

Cure an itch/a tickle in your throat by scratching your ear.

Wish I had known this throughout my previous twenty-three years of existence. But as it goes – it’s never too late! Since I’m not the medical student that Charkie is, I regret to say that I have no explanation for why this works. Maybe I’ll let her do that part for me.

Have a lovely hump day! I go back to work.

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Today, I learned how to stop hiccups.

We had an anatomy lecture on the vagus, accessory, and hypoglossal nerves today (CN X, XI, XII). One of the only things that I remember from it is this trick to stop hiccups:

Press down very hard right behind your ears.

Hiccups can be cured by stimulating the vagus nerve, and there is a branch of it that runs behind there. In fact, there’s a whole bunch of information on vagal hiccup remedies.  Let me know if this particular one works for you!