The morning after any alcohol-fueled celebration is rarely physically fun, and St. Patrick's Day is no exception. This year's holiday falls mid-week, and waking up Wednesday could be rough if you went a little overboard with the green beer and Irish car bombs. Everyone has a favorite remedy, but here are few home hangover cures to help you get through the day:
Choose a liquid and start gulping. Alcohol is a diuretic that causes you to pass fluids often, possibly leading to dehydration, according to Men's Health. Water, juice and sports drinks can help rehydrate your body and replenish necessary electrolytes.
College students everywhere swear by bacon, eggs and potatoes as a way to help prevent or ease recovery from a hangover. The greasy foods line your stomach and slow down the alcohol absorption process, according to the Healthy Drinker. If you're not feeling up to a full breakfast, though, consuming carbs in the form of toast or crackers can increase your blood sugar.
Whatever you do, avoid acetaminophen -- Tylenol is a major brand of it -- because it can cause liver damage. Instead, Forbes recommends taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin or ibuprofen. Use as directed.
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Drinking more alcohol to lessen the consequences of drinking alcohol is frowned upon by most doctors, but WebMD notes it does temporarily numb the pain. If you're only seeking short-term relief, a Bloody Mary or mimosa may postpone your headache for a few hours.
Alcohol can disrupt your sleep, which will almost always make a person feel worse the next day. If you can, wake up, take ibuprofen, drink a glass of water and go back to bed. "The body's got an amazing capacity to heal on its own," Dr. Charles Cutler, an internist in Pennsylvania, told CNN.