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How to Cure a Hangover

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Published on Mar 7, 2008

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Nothing's more fun than having a few drinks with friendsuntil the room starts spinning, your mouth is parched, and your head feels like it's about to explode. Here's how to feel human again.

Step 1: Drink water
Because most of a hangover's vile symptoms are the result of dehydration, drink as much water as you can when you get home from your big night out.

Tip
You can speed up the hydration process by adding half a teaspoon of salt to each quart of water you drink; the salt helps the body absorb the water.

Step 2: Burn some toast
Burn yourself some toast. Studies show the carbon helps absorb the impurities released when alcohol is metabolized in your body.

Tip
You may also want to keep Vitamins B-1 and B-6, Vitamin C, and the amino acid supplement N-Acetyl-Cysteine on hand in your medicine chest; taking them together has been proven to reduce hangover symptoms.

Step 3: Take effervescent pain relievers
If your stomach is upset, go for the pop, pop, fizz, fizz of effervescent pain relief tablets; they'll help neutralize your stomach acid.

Step 4: Take ibuprofen
If you have a headache, take ibuprofen; mixing aspirin and alcohol can irritate the lining of your stomach, and mixing acetaminophen and alcohol can increase your risk of liver damage.

Tip
Never take aspirin before drinking: Studies show it can increase your blood alcohol level by a whopping 30 percent!

Step 5: Have a sports drink
In the morning, have a sports drink to replace the electrolytes your body has lost.

Step 6: Eat an egg sandwich
Indulge in a nice, greasy bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich for breakfast. People swear by it as a cure, and scientists speculate it helps because the carbs raise blood sugar levels, the fat absorbs alcohol, and the salt replaces your body's depleted sodium.

Tip
For extra sodium, and extra pep, add a few dashes of hot sauce to your egg sandwich.

Step 7: Drink a cola
Nauseous? Drink a cola. It contains phosphoric acid, an ingredient in the drug Emetrol, which controls vomiting.

Step 8: Sleep
When all else fails, climb back into bed. There's a reason they call it "sleeping it off."

Did You Know?
Champagne causes the worst hangovers.

Comments • 786

Brendan Morrison
or u can just get stoned
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KYONG SOK Kim
or you sholud take a hangover relief drink: DAWN808
Andrea Patane
My uncle gets sick from drinking alcohol. I don't have a hangover, so please quit bugging me about it.
DillonCrouch
Can't tell if I gotta throw up or if I'm starving
Emma Skylet
No just eat fish and immediately it will take the hungover to bye bye ask and Arab
Cody Gignac
Here's my cure- Don't drink alcohol.
BoneSkull
May give some reveal when i'm going to my self guidance counselor.
Reckless_DB_
TBH that's over doze of medicine. Lmao
Orestis Ipermachou
Thank you
Landy Torres
Guess what? Hangover doesn´t has a magic cure to disappear. The liver has to process the whole alcohol, and even if you eat anything after getting drunk there´s no way back until it´s all done the liver´s work and many others organs of the human body. 
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