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Did you have too much to drink and are feeling the adverse effects? Hangovers can be rough! While there isn’t a fool-proof method to treat a hangover, there are certain things you can do to mitigate the adverse effects you’re feeling.

Common symptoms are dehydration, nausea, aches, headaches, and tiredness. Some alternative remedies can boost your body into healing and getting rid of those leftover toxins.

What Is a Hangover?

While we all know hangovers occur after a heavy night of drinking, what is the biological reason we feel so awful the following day? One reason is that alcohol typically makes us use the bathroom more, depleting our body’s water reserves and causing dehydration. Alcohol also causes our stomachs to increase acid production, which is why we often feel nauseous or vomit. Some other effects are low blood sugars, exhaustion, and dizziness. Additionally, those fun drinks can cause your blood vessels to expand, leading to head pains or migraines. If you are drinking things packed full of dark liquors, you are more likely to be consuming things called congeners, which often make hangovers worse.

What Are Some Natural Hangover Home Remedies?

There is a lot of information available online about how to deal with hangovers. There are a few things that you can do to help with a hangover that are straightforward and don’t involve purchases from the sketchy gas station counter.

Drink Water

This is the best home remedy for a hangover. Since alcohol depletes our body’s reservoirs, we want to make sure we drink water to refill it and be rid of dehydration. While you are drinking, it’s a good idea to keep a glass of water nearby to decrease your likelihood of being hungover. Other fluids, like electrolytes, can also help. Since your body is depleted of minerals, electrolytes can give your body the boost in vitamins it may need. Things like sodium, potassium, and calcium are often included in electrolyte drinks.

Dealing with Nausea

If you are nauseous, you probably aren’t feeling very hungry. Drink complex carbohydrates like bananas the following day after drinking. Another great option is a smoothie. While fruits can irritate your stomach, they hold a lot of nutritional value. If you find that your body isn’t tolerable of many foods, stick to simple foods like rice or bread. You may want to try some alternatives for a nausea home remedy, such as ginger or mint tea, which may help until your digestive system calls down.


Vitamins are critical for our bodies to work effectively. Many of us take vitamins regularly for energy levels or to help us maintain other health. Hangovers often eat up our bodies source of vitamins, making us feel drained and fuzzy headed. Vitamin B and Vitamin C are excellent options to go for. Vitamin B helps with our brain health, nervous system, and energy levels, contributing to the exhaustion you might feel. Good sources of Vitamin B include eggs, meats, and whole grains. Vitamin C works to help with healing and protecting healthy cells. It is often found in citrus fruits like oranges. Some vegetables like broccoli, potatoes and Brussel sprouts also have vitamin C.


Herbs are an easy method to help you move past your hangover. Things like chamomile can slow your body down, while mint tea can soothe an upset stomach. The herb Phyllanthus amarus has also been known to lower blood alcohol levels and improve moods. Herbs can be found in teas, capsules, or oils, making it a simple option and something you can keep on hand. At your local pharmacy, you may be able to find vitamins that are already blended to help with specific issues, such as nausea.

Alternative Options

Drip IVs are becoming a more popular item to get your vitamins and minerals from. Drip Hydration has several locations around the nation with different IV treatments for ailments, such as dehydration, energy boost, or hangover. The hangover drip includes electrolytes, vitamins, and medications to help your body recover quicker after your night out. One of the ingredients is Zofran, which is used to help with nausea. IVs are administered by a medical professional and are usually completed in one hour.

Feel Better Quickly with a Hangover Cure at Home

To get yourself feeling back to normal, use the above options to help the process along. Drinking water is a critical component to re-establishing your body’s internal functions. While we all know it feels terrible, hangovers, thankfully, don’t last much longer than one day. Try to spend your day resting and relaxing, get plenty of fluids, and be sure to eat healthy or simple foods for energy levels. IV treatments are a quick, reliable way to get your body’s vitamins and minerals back in a short period. There are even options where a clinician will come to you to administer the treatment! If you would like to treat a hangover with an IV, give us a call today!

Try a Hangover IV Treatment At-Home with Drip Hydration

Drip Hydration offers mobile IV treatments 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.