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[hangover] IV treatment is a complete waste of time,” he says. “You might feel better, but that is because you just injected a bag of water into your system. Water is free. It comes out of your tap at home.”
Burke disagrees, arguing that the notion that a hangover is strictly due to dehydration is false, citing inflammation in the liver as another contributing factor. The antioxidants and vitamin C in the IV solutions are said to help this.
As for risks, Labos adds the danger is nominal— except on the pocketbook. His hangover cure of choice? Time, plenty of water and maybe an Advil. It turns out that even the sunglasses are optional.