Hangover Remedies: What Actually Works?

alka seltzer with waterHow do you avoid a pounding head and queasiness the morning after a night of drinking? Well the only way to completely avoid it is to drink in moderation, or to stay away from alcohol entirely. But in many circumstances, it’s easy to overindulge.

You may be inclined to try one of the many supposedly tried-and-true remedies. However, traditional hangover remedies are often ineffective, and some of them may actually make you feel worse. So what works and what doesn’t?

More Alcohol?

Even though the thought of a Bloody Mary may appeal to you, a Virgin Mary is a much better choice the morning after. The worst thing to do is to have another drink, though many people think the opposite.

The alcohol may temporarily help your symptoms but could hurt in the long run. Hangovers make you feel horrible because alcohol is toxic, and you need to give your body a chance to recover. That morning drink could lead to an even worse hangover the following day.