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A hangover is your body’s way of telling you that you may have had too much to drink. Waking up with a hangover can be inconvenient on so many levels. The physical pain associated with the uncomfortable symptoms such as a headache, body aches, and upset stomach can be too much to handle for some. Also, having the stress on your mind of wondering if you will be able to get to work on time, make your appointments, or any other tasks you have on your agenda for the day.

The first thought you may have is “How do I get rid of this feeling?”. There are many home remedies you can refer to or call and ask a friend for their opinion on how to get yourself together. Once you get your eyes focused after waking up, you may decide to take a cold shower and see if that is an instant hangover problem solver.

Can a Cold Shower Cure a Hangover? 

For years, there have been conflicting stories saying that taking a cold shower or drinking a cup of coffee will sober a hangover up. These reports are false because there is no instant cure for a hangover. Your body needs time to get over the symptoms and regain hydration and electrolytes in the bloodstream. Having a strong cup of coffee or jumping in the shower is not the answer we all wish it was.

A shower is a good suggestion when someone has a hangover because it promotes circulation, which gets the blood moving. Taking a shower won’t slow down your recovery from symptoms, but it won’t help you instantly bounce back either.

A hangover is very unpleasant, and we would love to do something as simple as a jump in the shower to make the symptoms disappear, but that is not the case.

Can an IV Treatment Help You Recover from a Hangover?

One of the most effective and safest ways to relieve hangover symptoms is to replace the essential electrolytes and vitamins your body needs while getting rid of the toxins brought into the body by consuming alcohol. An IV treatment will take care of this for you.

A specific blended formula made to combat the symptoms of a hangover. Each IV hangover bag has medicine for nausea, upset stomach, and headache and includes essential fluids, minerals, and vitamins that will start ridding your body of the harmful toxins associated with alcohol in the bloodstream.

Individuals who receive treatment notice their symptoms relieved within minutes of starting the iv fluids. This is mainly because an IV is administered directly into the bloodstream allowing for 100% absorption.

When considering home remedies, you should know that most over-the-counter supplements and other marketed treatments take hours to show any effect on the body. IV treatments are made to help give you the relief you need so you can take on the rest of your day.

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.