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Headline-Worthy Hangovers (and how to treat them)

Hangovers made the headlines of the Washington Post this week in a book review of “Hungover: The Morning After and One Man’s Quest for the Cure.” Author Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall mixes hangover anecdotes with hangover history, mingling his own personal memoir “with some of history’s most storied mornings after.” Think Noah’s inebriation after the flood combined with stories of the Greek gods over-imbibing to hangover stories of some of our gods of today – celebrities and athletes.

As long as there has been alcohol, there have been hangovers…and people seeking ways to cure them. Google “hangover treatment” or “hangover cure” and you’ll see recommendations ranging from jumping into freezing cold water to eating a greasy cheeseburger to drinking Pedialyte to drinking pickle juice (a “hangover cure” that apparently originates in Eastern Europe).

Do these actually help with hangover symptoms like headache, nausea, fatigue, dehydration, and diarrhea? What actually works?

Bishop-Stall – the intrepid reporter who went on a quest to try all of the hangover cures he could find “and explain how (and if) they work, all so rest of us don't have to” – considered a morning-after IV vitamin drip as one of the best ways to treat a hangover. As he explained to the Washington Post in a Q&A interview:

“IV-drip vitamin cocktails [are] probably one of the best ways to deal with a hangover once you’ve got one. You’re being soothed and taken care of, and if all goes well, the duration of your hangover will be shorter and the intensity will be less.”

What exactly are IV vitamin infusions for your hangover? Vitality Medical Infusion’s Hangover Relief IV is a combination of hydrating fluids, electrolytes, vitamins , anti-oxidants and headache/nausea medicine that will quickly revive you, get you back on your feet and back to work.

The infusion takes about 30-45 minutes. If you can’t make it to our office in Chevy Chase, we can come do you with our mobile infusion set. Learn more here or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Drink responsibly. But if you wake up with a hangover, let us help you recover.

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