How To Cure Your Hangover Fast

Nasty hangover? Here's how to cure it, and fast!
By: Cherelle Lim
March 25, 2022

Have you ever woken up with a raging hangover? It’s natural to have one too many drinks at a dinner party or celebration the night before. But what happens when you get a hangover on a workday? Hungover on the day of your important presentation perhaps? Well if that happens, there is only one thing you can do. Cure your hangover. And fast! There is no other solution. If puking it all out is what will get the alcohol out of your system and the pain out of your head, do it. If you only need a hot shower, then we suggest you start soaking yourself in a warm bath. The rest of us will have to deal with a hangover another way. So, here are some methods Glitz has discovered that might help cure your hangover. Save this post, because you just might need it. 

7 Ways To Cure A Hangover

1. Drink Some More


Although this method seems absurd, it just might work. Since hangovers are caused by a withdrawal from drinking alcohol, the idea is to take a drink or two of alcohol to ease the withdrawal. It follows the same concept when someone is trying to quit smoking. You can’t stop completely and immediately or you’ll suffer from withdrawal. But if you take a bit away at a time, it becomes bearable. So if you really are in a rush to work, take a few sips of alcohol to hold off the feeling of a hangover.

2. Drink Water


If you don’t want to take the risk of showing up drunk, you can always drink water instead. Although drinking any form of liquid during a hangover can often lead to the feeling of puking, it can still help to cure a hangover. If your hangover includes diarrhoea, vomiting or sweating, your body may be dehydrated. So even if the nausea is pushing liquid away, it is best to consume warm water or liquids. Warm soup tends to be the best remedy for curing a hangover. 

3. Get Carbohydrates Into Your Body


The next step is to get some carbohydrates into your body. Since drinking alcohol can lower your blood sugar levels, eating can help cure a hangover. This is because hangover symptoms like headaches and fatigue are caused by a brain working without fuel. It is also common for people to forget to eat when drinking alcohol. So, prepare some toast to push down your stomach. 

4. Avoid Dark-Coloured Alcohol

This might be a precaution you want to take the night before to prevent an impending hangover. Some experiments show that drinking light-coloured alcohols such as gin and vodka are less likely to cause a hangover. Compared to darker-coloured alcohols like red wine, tequila and whiskey. 

5. Take A Pain Reliever

If all else fails and your hangover is killing you, it may be time to take a painkiller. This can be an effective way to cure a hangover. But, make sure you don’t take any Tylenol. Any other type of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug can help with headaches. NSAIDs such as ibuprofen and aspirin can also help with relieving aching feelings too. Tylenol is the only one you need to stay away from as if mixed with lingering alcohol in your system, it may cause acetaminophen’s toxic effects on the liver. 

6. Coffee, Tea or Me

Although caffeine doesn’t have any real effect on curing hangovers, it can help with grogginess. So if you don’t have any painkillers around and can’t be bothered to make some food, try consuming some coffee or tea first. 

7. Consume Zinc & Vitamin B

Studies have recently shown that if your diet consists of mostly vitamin B and zinc, it is less likely for a hangover to occur. This is a great tip if you are planning to drink in the near future. As your diet is a huge part of keeping your body healthy, consuming more vitamin B and zinc could help with the hangovers that you get so often.