Do you have a headache or nausea after a late night out drinking with your friends? Hangovers are a common occurrence for people around the world, and most have experienced one at some time or another. No one likes not feeling well in any aspect. Knowing how to treat a hangover is a great piece of knowledge to have. Whether you need the information for yourself or someone you know, it will most likely come in handy sometime. Let’s look at some things that can help a hangover.

The most important thing to do as soon as possible when you have a hangover is to get more hydrated. You can do this by drinking a lot of fluids, getting proper nutrition, or IV drip therapy. The things that your body intakes during a hangover are super important. You want to be able to ease symptoms and recover from them faster rather than make them any worse. In this article, we will look at some of the foods to eat to help heal a hangover and also some of the foods to avoid during a hangover.

Foods that Help Hangovers

what are amino acids natural sources from foodIs the secret to a hangover cure hidden in food? Certain foods may help ease your symptoms and help rejuvenate your body during a hangover. Some of these foods that help hangovers are:

  • Eggs – The classic and best hangover breakfast. Eggs are soft and bland food that will help your body get some strength to heal. Just make sure not to eat it with a bunch of oils or fry them with bacon.
  • Ginger – is known to help settle the stomach.
  • Toast – Carbohydrates tend to help cure a hangover. It is also bland and will be easy on the stomach.
  • Chicken soup – this is a staple to help feel better. It helps the body become hydrated and helps to balance sodium levels.
  • Banana – This will help replenish potassium levels after a night of drinking.

Staying hydrated is the most important during a hangover, and drinking fluids like water, tea, coconut water, and sports drinks is going to benefit you. Be sure to avoid soda and caffeine.

Hangover Foods to avoid 

weak immune systemSome foods are best to avoid when you have a hangover. To avoid worsening symptoms or a prolonged hangover, make sure to avoid these foods:

  • Fried or oily foods – contrary to old wives’ tales saying to eat a burger and fries during a hangover, greasy food can actually cause nausea making the hangover get worse.
  • Excess meat – too much protein during a hangover can cause headaches to feel worse.
  • Coffee – caffeine is known to dehydrate, which is not a good thing during a hangover. You want the opposite: more hydration!
  • Alcohol – This one should be obvious, but more alcohol can cause the hangover to be prolonged and further upset the stomach. Avoid the “hair of the dog” advice.

Hangover IV Treatments 

You may be surprised that you can actually get rid of a hangover very quickly if the proper measures are taken. It is important to get the proper nutrition and extra hydration to heal a hangover. IV treatments are a great option to get rid of a hangover in the fastest way possible. This is because IV treatments deliver fast hydration and nutrients directly into your bloodstream. There is no need to wait for the digestive system to get the hydration and vitamins, and nutrients from food. IV therapy is a quick and easy way to feel better from a hangover. It also is a great option in case you are unable to ingest many nutrients through foods or drinks due to nausea. It is one of the best, if not the best, drinks for hangovers.

At-Home Hangover IV Therapy with Drip Hydration

Drip Hydration offers mobile IV therapy in the comfort of your home. Once you book your appointment, a certified nurse will come to your desired location and administer the treatment, which usually takes less than an hour. During this time, you can do anything you’d like, such as relax under a warm blanket or watch TV. Drip Hydration will also go to hotels, worksites, or other locations upon request.

You can either browse our treatment options and decide which is best for you or speak to a representative who can help you choose what you need based on your health goals. To schedule your appointment or learn more, contact us today!

Hangover IV - Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in our hangover IV?

Our Hangover IV treatment contains a blend of IV fluids, electrolytes, vitamins and medication to restore the vitamins in your body and help your body battle with the unwanted hangover symptoms. Among the main ingredients are B-Complex vitamins, Vitamin B12, Toradol and Anti-Nausea medication. 

Why is hangover IV much more effective than hangover drinks?

Hangover IV is more effective than hangover drinks because the IV solution is introduced directly into your blood without having to go through the digestive system which is already overloaded. This means you will feel the effects much faster and feel much better very quickly. 

How long does it take for our Hangover IV to start working?

It usually takes between 30-60 minutes for you to feel the benefits of our Hangover IV drip.

What are the levels of hangover severity?

IV therapy in general is FDA approved. Our nurses are overseen by our Medical Director, Abe Malkin, and every nurse is registered and certified per state standards.

How long does it take for our nurses to arrive at your location?

Usually it takes anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 hours of booking an IV treatment for our nurse to arrive at your location. 

How do electrolytes help with hangovers?

When you drink alcohol you get dehydrated and deplete your electrolyte stores in your body. By replenishing your electrolytes you rehydrate your body and this helps you fight the symptoms of the hangover.

Why are anti-inflammatory medications included?

Anti-inflammatory medications are used to diminish the inflammation in the body which is caused by the alcohol. When the inflammation is taken care of, your headache and muscle ache will start to fade. 

How long does our Hangover IV treatment last?

It takes anywhere between 30 and 60 minutes for our hangover IV treatment to be fully done and for you to feel the effects and get relief from the hangover symptoms

What are the levels of hangover severity?

There are 4 levels of hangover severity including: No hangover symptoms, Mild hangover symptoms, Moderate hangover symptoms and Severe hangover symptoms.

How does a Hangover IV therapy stack versus other at home remedies?

  • Showers - cold showers MAY help ease your hangover symptoms but a Hangover IV Therapy WILL improve your symptoms within 30-60 minutes.
  • Orally taken vitamins - Orally taken vitamins will help you with some hangover symptoms but it will take much longer because they have to be digested first.
  • Orally taken medications - Orally taken medication can help you with some symptoms but they won’t tackle all of them. This medication also needs to pass through the digestive system so it takes a bit longer than our Hangover IV.
  • Food - Food high in carbohydrates can help with some of the fatigue and headaches when you have a hangover but it takes some time to be digested and introduced into your blood.
  • Drinks - drinking water and sport drinks rich with electrolytes will help you recover from your hangover but it takes a lot longer than getting all the right nutrients directly into your bloodstream.