Hangover relief always seems to be just out of reach. However, a few time-tested hangover remedies seem to work for most revelers, most of the time.
Assuming you're already hung over, stationed in front of your computer, looking for a way to lighten the headache and settle the stomach, you probably don't want to head out of the house just yet. Maybe you've already skipped your class or called in sick to work and don't want to head out to the drugstore this early in the morning. No problem. You might just have what you need in the house.
Start in the kitchen. Head over to the refrigerator, open the door, shield your eyes to the light and reach in for a bottle of pop. Ideally, you should have less than half a bottle left. If not, pour some into a separate container to save it for later. Then recap the bottle and shake the pop up a bit. Once it's good and fizzy, open it up and chug. The fizz will help with the nausea. It might make you throw up, and, even though it's unpleasant, that'll help you feel better no matter what. You'll also get some badly needed liquid into your body. That will reduce dehydration and thus, probably the headache. In addition, you'll be downing some caffeine and sugar (if you're not drinking diet), and those ingredients ought to perk you up a bit.
If you don't have any pop, you can also use coffee for hangover relief, though you won't have the fizz to help with the nausea. Sports drink is also a good re-hydrating option.
Next, try putting some food into your stomach. Cold pizza usually provides some hangover relief. But, if you don't have any leftovers, try something light like dry toast or a toasted English muffin, which will absorb what you've taken in.
Once you've settled your stomach, you can find hangover relief in the bathroom, and not just by kneeling in front of the toilet. Try taking a hot bath, which will help you to sweat all those nasty toxins out of your body.
Of course, heavy drinkers recommend a little "hair of the dog." After all, your hangover is also a type of withdrawal. But, unless you want to become a day drinker, more drinking probably isn't the answer to your problems. If you must, try a Bloody Mary. Fill a tall glass with ice, add an ounce and a half of vodka, five ounces of tomato juice, a dash of lemon juice, a drop of Worcestershire sauce and three drops of hot sauce. Sprinkle some pepper and salt on top, garnish with a celery stick and, voila, you have yourself some hair of the dog.
A better idea for hangover relief would be to have some Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief handy. Alka-Seltzer Morning Relief provides relief for hangover symptoms such as headache and fatigue. It attacks your hangover with a maximum strength pain reliever and a dose of caffeine.
When the hangover is a distant memory, you may decide to drink again. To avoid a repeat hangover, make sure you stay hydrated and well fed all night long. Keep a bottle of water handy, and eat snacks to absorb the alcohol.
A hangover prevention tip that is rising in popularity is to stick to the clear liquors. Vodka and gin don't contain as many congeners, or impurities, as whiskey and bourbon. You might still have a hangover, but some people claim that drinking clear liquor reduces the pain.
If you're really committed to hangover prevention, you can try this extreme measure-drink in moderation. Limit yourself to only a few drinks, and don't drink all night. Have a non-alcoholic drink between alcoholic drinks, and don't down shots of 80-proof liquor.
Avoiding hangovers is generally easier than curing them, so follow these hangover prevention tips to avoid the awful morning after.
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