If you suffer from cold sores, you are not alone. An estimated 80 million Americans are affected by the virus that causes cold sores.

About 90% of adults test positive for the virus and some never experience symptoms, according to the Mayo Clinic. A primary infection occurs in most people who are exposed to the virus, but only about 20% of people infected develop sores.

If you’re part of the 20% who suffer from cold sores, there are a multitude of natural-based remedies that can help you heal faster, find relief, and even stop or prevent the outbreaks. Be willing to experiment with the different options available and you’ll likely find a combination of methods to ease the pain and duration of your outbreaks.

Everyone, at some point in their life, has experienced a hiccup.

And on that same note, I am sure that everyone at some point in their life, has also experienced some sort of “cure” for their hiccup ailment.

Whether it was a good old wives’ tale or something scientifically researched, I’m sure we all have tried an array of solutions to relieve our hiccups.

Perhaps you already have a great method that works perfectly for you every time or maybe your someone still searching for the next good remedy.

What some of us may not realize, however, is the simple facts about hiccups such as:

What causes hiccups?

Why do we hiccup?

We have all been in that hazy blurry place where green slime is oozing from our nostrils, our head feels like it’s being squashed in a vice and our nose is so red it looks like it’s gone 12 rounds with Mike Tyson.

This experience seems to happen at the worst of times too. Usually, it’s around Christmas time when the dreaded cold rears it’s less than jolly head. A runny nose is not what you were hoping for from Santa.

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