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Hangover Helpers

We hope you don't need to use this often, but when you do...

So you knocked back a few too many last night. Or you "accidentally" downed that 10th shot of tequila. Whatever your story (if you remember it), you're in a world of hurt. What to do now? Start by rehydrating with water, lots of it, of course. Here are a few more remedies, along with some "cures" you definitely want to avoid.

DO:
Take Aspirin or Ibuprofen
A dose of painkillers, with a full breakfast, is a great start.

Eat Eggs
Fried, scrambled, or poached eggs contain tons of cysteine, an amino acid that may help mop up hangover-causing toxins.

Drink Sports Drinks
It's a quick way to replenish lost electrolytes and potassium. Bananas and bouillon soup are also good sources of the mineral.

DON'T:
Drink Coffee
That cup of Joe may jolt you deeper into the hangover abyss; caffeine is a diuretic (as is the alcohol that is the cause of your misery). Drinking more diuretics will only dehydrate you more.

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Drink More Booze
Sorry, no morning Bloody Mary. The "hair of the dog that bit you" will just make your hangover linger and your liver work even harder.

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