How to cure a hangover?


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A little carried away last night? Feeling a little rough this morning?

But before you start taking the painkillers, here’s everything you need to know about the best ways to cure a hangover.


    Are you feeling rough this morning?  Don't just reach for the painkillers...

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Are you feeling rough this morning? Don’t just reach for the painkillers…Credit: Getty – Contributor

What’s the Best Hangover Treatment?

Everyone and their mom has their own tried and true hangover cure.

But what can we all agree on? Water is your best friend.

Put a bottle next to your bed and drink as much as you can the next morning.

However, taking a diarrhea treatment pouch before hitting the sheets is another GP approved way to hydrate after a hard night.

In a study of 2,000 Brits, a roast helped 38 percent of people recover in three hours, while painkillers did the same for just 19 percent of people.

Or you can help PREVENT a hangover by guzzling pear juice before heading out.

    Use your hangover as an excuse for fries

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Use your hangover as an excuse for friesCredit: Getty – Contributor

Is ibuprofen better than acetaminophen to cure a hangover?

The acetaminophen or ibuprofen debate is one way to start a heated bar discussion, especially since there are plenty of people who swear by the painkillers as their ultimate hangover cure.

But despite popular opinion, anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen are actually a better alternative for a hangover than the beloved acetaminophen.

According to the SubwayIn fact, consuming alcohol makes it harder for your liver to break down acetaminophen and can cause liver failure in some cases.

But only if you have taken more than the recommended dose.

Instead, take an ibuprofen as soon as you wake up (as painful as it is), followed by a pint of water and some serious carbohydrates. Your body will thank you.

    With Ibuprofen you will feel like rain (almost) in no time

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With Ibuprofen you will feel like rain (almost) in no timeCredit: Alamy

Does Milk Thistle Really Cure a Hangover?

Milk thistle is not only a beautiful purple flower, it also turns out to be a great tomcat.

The popular herbal remedy contains the antioxidant silymarin that protects the liver from possible alcohol-related damage.

So if you take a few milk thistle tablets before your night out, you can save yourself a lot of grief the next morning.

    Milk Thistle Works to Cleanse the Liver After a Heavy Night of Drinking

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Milk Thistle Works to Cleanse the Liver After a Heavy Night of DrinkingCredit: Handout
  • Milk Thistle Capsules, £5.14 from Holland & Barrett – buy now

But does it really work? The jury is still out on it.

Research has shown that milk thistle is more effective in heavy drinkers because the body metabolizes alcohol differently than those who don’t drink as regularly.

But it certainly can’t hurt to cleanse your liver before and after your night out.

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