How to cure a hangover?


You can have some of the most unforgettable memories after a night out on the town, but you quickly realize the next morning when the throbbing headache, nauseating stomach ache, and unrelenting body aches set in that you may have indulged a little too much. You now have to somehow crawl out of bed while your muscles fight you for every ounce of energy, rummage through your medicine cabinet for something that you hope will calm down the storm in your head, and try to cook food while your stomach churns only to throw it back up. You wonder to yourself, “is there anything out there that works to relieve this hangover quickly?” At Rescue Hydration, we want you to be informed of all options available to help you recover in the manner that fits you best.


First, what causes a hangover? There are a lot of theories in cyberspace about what causes such unpleasant effects from such a satisfying drink. Dehydration, cytokines, prostaglandins, the color of the drink you chose... these are just a few to name. Whatever the theories say, they all have an underlying theme. Inflammation and dehydration, the vain of your drinking existence.

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The steps you take to rid yourself of the hangover woes should start before it ever begins. The first step any expert will recommend is to not put yourself into the situation; drink in moderation. A female can process one serving of alcohol in 1.5 hours; it takes a male about only 1 hour. One serving of alcohol is 1.5 ounces of liquor, 5 ounces of wine, or 12 ounces of beer. So sip and savor that delicious nectar of the gods! Another good idea is to drink a full glass of water between each glass of your drink of choice. This will help you to not be as dehydrated. Another trick is to eat food while you are drinking. This will help decrease the rate the alcohol is being absorbed. Of course, if you are reading this, chances are its too late for that now.

The next best things to do is to eat some nutritious food and drink an electrolyte solution. However, that unrelenting nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may prevent you from being able to keep anything in your stomach. Take small sips of the electrolyte solution and eat small bites of the food to keep from getting nauseated. There are a few over-the-counter supplements you can take to help rid yourself of the nausea in order to be able to keep your food and drink down. One such supplement is Vitamin B-6, pyridoxine. This is what pregnant women use to help decrease their morning sickness. Other over-the-counter supplements include Pepto-Bismol, Benadryl, Nauzene, and generic nausea relief tablets. It is not recommended to mix a lot of unpleasant items together and “chug” it. You are already nauseated, it will only get worse. Remember, it will take time and effort to decrease the nausea, eat food without vomiting, and drink enough liquids to overcome the dehydration. To combat the inflammation, it is recommended to take Aspirin or a non-steroidal anti- inflammatory drug (NSAID) such as ibuprofen or naproxen. However, be aware that taking these oral medications can increase your risk of bleeding in your stomach due to the already irritated lining from the alcohol. A multi-vitamin can be useful in restoring the imbalance in your body from the excessive urination that comes with drinking alcohol. After all, alcohol is a diuretic! Just be aware you may not feel the effects of the vitamins because your body can only absorb so much, especially if everything you ingest is “going right through you”. All-in- all, the tincture of time is the key when combating a hangover with oral remedies. Here are a few things to remember to NOT do when you have a hangover.

  • Avoid drinking more alcohol. It is not the cure to a hangover; it will cause you to have a dependence on alcohol if you keep a steady level of alcohol in your body. If you feel you have a problem with alcohol abuse, please seek help immediately!
  • Avoid further dehydration. Do not reach for that soda, coffee, or tea despite what your body is telling you. Caffeine is a diuretic just like alcohol. It will only potentiate the problem. Also, read the label of your medications you are about to ingest! Your headache is NOT a migraine; migraine relief medications contain caffeine.
  • Do not take any acetaminophen (Tylenol). This medication works in your liver. When your body is recovering from alcohol intoxication, the last thing you want to do is create more work for your liver!

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What other options are there besides oral medications and electrolyte solutions to combat a hangover? Yes! You have found the right place! Intravenous (IV) therapy from Rescue Hydration delivers the electrolytes your body needs as well as the necessary medications to stop the nausea, heartburn, and indigestion while fighting off the inflammation causing your body aches and headache. We will have you feeling better much faster than any of the traditional remedies.