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Hangover Cures And Remedies Debunked

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WMDT 47 NEWS - For many, it's a time to toast to the New Year and pop the bubbly. Just make sure that fizzy feeling doesn't linger. You don't want to be hugging the porcelain the next day. So which hangover remedies actually work?

"I heard if you eat a banana before you go to bed it restores your potassium, whether that's true or not I don't know," said Berlin resident, Daniel Yeager.

"800 mg of ibuprofen from the hospital," said Mardela Springs resident, Kendel Smith.

"Maybe some V8 juice," said Laurel resident, Pamela Briddell.

"Sleep as long as you can, wake up, have a nice hearty breakfast, good cup of coffee and just go with it," said Delmar resident, Chris Lehman.

That sounds more logical, but doctors say there's a much simpler solution.

"Drinking fluids before, during and after alcohol, making sure you eat something so you're not drinking on an empty stomach is helpful," said Dr. Clark Willis, Medical Director for the EmergencY Trauma Unit at PRMC.

Many people say they're curious about those energy shots that claim to kick a hangover in minutes. We did find one over the counter remedy here at the Tax Free Liquor store in Delmar. It's called Hangover Recovery Shot, and of course, it includes caffeine, Taurine and other supplements. However, the makers recommend taking the shot first thing in the morning, for the best results.

Does it really do the trick?

"As long as we've had alcohol people are going to be looking for some magic thing to make it all go away. There probably is never going to be something that makes it all go away," said Dr. Willis.

Some other remedies many people use, like eating greasy food and drinking soda, don't necessarily cure the hangover. The only way to really prevent one, is not to drink at all.

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