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Morning After: Hangover Cures

Did you celebrate the new year a bit too much last night?

 

The best way to avoid a hangover is not to drink. Other ways to try avoid a hangover are to eat before drinking and to drink plenty of water while drinking alcohol to counteract the dehydrating effects of booze.

But the morning after, that’s a water (or alcohol) under the bridge. You can’t turn back time.

To help get rid of that hangover WebMD recommends getting more sleep and taking two Aspirin.

Having some water and a snack should help, according to the Mayo Clinic, which agrees on the sleep and Aspirin suggestion.

What’s your best hangover cure? Share it in the comments section below.

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Editor's Note: A previous version of this article incorrectly reported the Mayo Clinic as having suggested taking acetaminophen. We regret this error and thank our readers for alerting us.

Jim Frank January 01, 2013 at 11:15 AM
The first sentence of this article acknowledges that not drinking is the best way to avoid illness associated with alcohol use. But by equating drinking with celebration, as in the headline question, this article adds to the social pressure to drink. It implies that to cut out drinking you have to cut out celebration. And especially in the immature adolescent mind that message makes not drinking a much harder choice.
Ted Pollard January 01, 2013 at 01:58 PM
Go to www.health911.com for lots of good remedies.
Ike January 01, 2013 at 02:39 PM
Gatorade , bacon eggs homefries,OR HAS MY OLD BUDDIES USETO DO DO , AND A COUPLE STILL DO ,, MORE BEER
Stel January 01, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Acetaminophen is very harmful to the liver, especially if mixed with alcohol. Avoid it and any products containing it (there are many) as a hangover cure.
Stel January 01, 2013 at 04:39 PM
"...according to the Mayo Clinic, which agrees on the sleep suggestion, but suggests acetaminophen (like Tylenol) over Aspirin." They are not suggesting acetaminophen but are in fact saying to avoid it. "And if you sometimes drink alcohol to excess, acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) can cause severe liver damage even in doses previously thought to be safe." -MayoClinic
Lara Mote January 01, 2013 at 04:44 PM
there should be a correction to this article. Do not take "acetaminophen (like Tylenol) over Aspirin". Acetaminophen can cause liver damage if taken. The Mayo Clinic website says this: "And if you sometimes drink alcohol to excess, acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) can cause severe liver damage even in doses previously thought to be safe." Please make this correction to your article as this is potential harmful if taken.
Jim Frank January 01, 2013 at 05:01 PM
Don't hold your breath waiting for that correction, Lara. This article is so wrong in many ways that it definitely falls into the "all the news fun to print" category. Lucy Bennett can do better then repeating old folk tales and misquoting her sources.
Jim Knowles January 01, 2013 at 05:43 PM
I find continuing to drink is the best way to get rid of a hangover.
Ike January 01, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Yes, that do , do the trick , but you have to be under 30.WeI used to cure many of them with that cure.
james koslosky January 01, 2013 at 08:26 PM
I swear on the aspirin theory - 50 + yrs. of indulging.
Dan Y January 03, 2013 at 01:48 AM
Wow you're right. My plan all along was to skip out on consuming anything this holiday season, but this headline in this publication in this story was so subliminally seductive that I wound up in the gutter (after caving to the social pressure to drink). I hope someone cracks down on these perverse writers with their agendas before this town bellies up I'm its own headline-liquor-induced vomit. /sarcasm
Lucy Bennett (Editor) January 03, 2013 at 09:35 PM
Thanks for the heads up Stel. The correction has been made.
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