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How To Deal With A Hangover If You Have Nausea and Vomitting

A hangover can leave you unable to get out of bed, much less work or accomplish anything else on your daily agenda. Alcohol can result in a hangover when consumed in excess, but there are ways to reverse the harsh effects of alcohol and treat your symptoms simultaneously. Everyone wants to enjoy a night out with friends or a celebration occasionally, but if you find yourself dealing with a hangover, here are some ways to help deal with the symptoms and feel better fast. 

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What Causes a Hangover? 

There are numerous actions and changes initiated when alcohol enters your body that can lead to a hangover, but the primary cause of a hangover is dehydration. As you drink alcohol, you start to lose water in your body. Without sufficient water, your cells and organs cannot function the way they should.

You may notice that besides nausea and vomiting, you may also have a severe headache when hungover; this often signifies that you are dehydrated. 

Another reason you get hangovers is that you lose nutrients as you drink, negatively affecting bodily function and performance. Alcohol can also induce inflammation in the stomach lining, making it harder to digest food and absorb nutrients. These digestion difficulties essentially put your body in a weakened state. 


However, if you address the individual symptoms and causes of the hangover, you can reverse it. Once you already have a hangover, it takes time to relieve symptoms and get back on your feet. 

Why are Nausea and Vomiting So Common? 

Many symptoms can accompany a hangover, but nausea and vomiting are prevalent because alcohol can cause stomach lining inflammation. This inflammation means that everything that enters your body, including alcohol, causes further stomach irritation. When the stomach is irritated, it produces more gastric juices, which can lead to feelings of nausea or vomiting as the stomach tries to expel the irritants. 

Treating Your Hangover Symptoms 

Forcing yourself to get up and move around or eat food while you are nauseous may only make things worse; instead, address what caused the hangover in the first place. Addressing each symptom correctly can help prevent symptoms from worsening.


Rehydrating is the most important thing you can do for your body after drinking. One of the reasons that drinking too much is so dangerous is that without enough water in your body, your organs and bodily functions can begin to shut down. A hangover is one of the signs that your body does not have enough water.

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It is better to hydrate while you are drinking to help deter some of the effects of alcohol, but if it is the following day, you have no choice but to deal with the aftereffects while you rehydrate. Water helps restore critical fluids and supports the circulatory system in transporting oxygen and nutrients to tissues throughout the body. Just be sure to avoid caffeine and other substances that may irritate your stomach or cause your nausea and vomiting to get worse. 

If your nausea is making it difficult to drink anything, consider an IV hydration infusion.

This treatment is administered into your bloodstream, bypassing your digestive system and potentially worsening your nausea.

Include Electrolytes 

Your body loses several crucial nutrients when drinking alcohol.

When recovering from a hangover quickly, look for drinks containing plenty of electrolytes and other minerals so your body has what it requires to function correctly. The good thing is that many sports drinks feature electrolytes and vital minerals, so having a few bottles on hand can save you from hours’ worth of suffering. If you do not have any sports drinks on hand, nutrient-rich beverages like coconut water and oat milk are good for helping to restore some of the balance to your body, and also make healthy protein shakes that can help your body get what it needs. 


Eat Plain Foods For Nausea 

You must ensure you eat while hungover, but dealing with nausea makes it hard to find safe foods that will not only worsen matters. A good rule is that the more simple or bland the food, the safer it is. Aim to avoid irritating the stomach with spices and things. Dry toast, crackers, soups with clear or light broths, and oatmeal are excellent choices that may help keep you nourished and keep your stomach from reacting. 

Take Over the Counter Medication 

You want to be cautious about what you put into your stomach during a hangover, but some medications can help deal with stomach irritation, nausea, and vomiting. Antacids are available over the counter and help to coat the stomach to help with nausea and upset stomach. Taking a dose of this can help to calm down the symptoms and allow you to rest more comfortably. 

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Above all, one of the best things you can do for your body if you have a hangover is to allow yourself to rest and recover. Even if you treat the nausea and vomiting, it still takes time for the effects of the alcohol to subside and your body to start working again. Rather than risk irritating your stomach or making your symptoms worse, it is best to take the time to relax, get some sleep and allow your body to recover naturally. Once your symptoms have subsided and you have rested, you can gradually move around and do things you usually would. 


There you have it – some tips on how to treat hangover symptoms, nausea, and vomiting. With these tips, you can quickly recover and reduce these symptoms. However, if you get worse or notice new symptoms, seeking medical attention is best to ensure nothing more serious is wrong. 

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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.

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