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18 Hangover Cures That Seem So Wrong Yet So Right

Don't knock it 'til you try it.

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Editor's note: The only way to completely avoid a hangover is to not consume alcohol. And we can’t vouch for the efficacy of any of these remedies — try at your own risk!

We asked the BuzzFeed Community to send us their weirdest and most low-key brilliant hangover cures. Here's what they said.

1. Some Gatorade, Emergen-C, and Alka-Seltzer. Oh, and a double bacon cheeseburger.

Gatorade (or Pedialyte) with a packet of Emergen-C and two Alka-Seltzer tablets to wash down a double bacon egg and cheese. It’ll cure even the worst hangovers.—aismsonntag
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Gatorade (or Pedialyte) with a packet of Emergen-C and two Alka-Seltzer tablets to wash down a double bacon egg and cheese. It’ll cure even the worst hangovers.

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2. An egg drop soup and lemonade.

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Egg drop soup with a squeeze of lemon and lemonade.

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3. Pedialyte and Gatorade.

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Take a couple shots when you get home, again if you wake up in the middle of the night, and drink a half glass when you wake up. You will be good to go!

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I down a giant bottle of Gatorade before going to bed. I wake up hangover free. Sadly, it wasn't until I was in my late 30s that I figured this out.

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4. Cold Chinese food.

If I know I'm going to go out drinking, I'll order Chinese food for dinner beforehand that night so I have leftovers in the morning.—laurakaitlind
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If I know I'm going to go out drinking, I'll order Chinese food for dinner beforehand that night so I have leftovers in the morning.

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5. Swimming in cold water.

Or more like floating. In a pool, in the sea, anywhere with enough water to freeze your hangover brain.—cecikj
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Or more like floating. In a pool, in the sea, anywhere with enough water to freeze your hangover brain.

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6. Sugar snap peas and water.

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After a night of drinking, BEFORE you go to sleep, eat a lot of sugar snap peas and drink a full glass of water. Every time I've done this, I've never had a hangover.

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7. Pickles and pickle juice.

Pickles! If I have a hangover the best thing to help get rid of it in the morning is to eat several pickles. I assume its the potassium in them.—patrickh46ca46da6Pickles. Pickles. Pickles. —laurenm4b7b568d6Pickle juice. It’s like magic. Drink some pickle juice before you go to bed and you’ll wake up feeling like a new person. It’s the best thing in the world.—alexandrak48d51c421
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Pickles! If I have a hangover the best thing to help get rid of it in the morning is to eat several pickles. I assume its the potassium in them.

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Pickles. Pickles. Pickles.

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Pickle juice. It’s like magic. Drink some pickle juice before you go to bed and you’ll wake up feeling like a new person. It’s the best thing in the world.

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8. Beef ramen with a lot of Sriracha and some Flamin' Hot Cheetos.

Spicy always helps me.—kateberkee
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Spicy always helps me.

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9. A hot bowl of pho.

Steaming hot bowl of pho.—audreyt4fe9df5f9Steamy bowl of pho with extra Sriracha. I swear it's hangover medicine.—kristint43340319bPho. The perfect amount of salt, protein, and carbs to get you back up on your feet after a long night of drinking.—kristineq2
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Steaming hot bowl of pho.

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Steamy bowl of pho with extra Sriracha. I swear it's hangover medicine.

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Pho. The perfect amount of salt, protein, and carbs to get you back up on your feet after a long night of drinking.

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10. Milk.

Chugging a glass of whole milk. It eases the nausea and my headache is gone almost immediately! Everyone I've shared this with cringed at first but agreed it worked once they tried it.—quarterhorse411I know it doesn’t sound appetizing but nothing settles my stomach post-wild night better than a big ole glass of MILK.—alis4f0a4c445Normally, I’ll drink a gallon of milk the day after. My body just craves it and it makes me feel so much better. But sometimes I need a pop or something as well, so a root beer float is the best of both worlds, and has worked every time.—caitlynr46afdd8c5
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Chugging a glass of whole milk. It eases the nausea and my headache is gone almost immediately! Everyone I've shared this with cringed at first but agreed it worked once they tried it.

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I know it doesn’t sound appetizing but nothing settles my stomach post-wild night better than a big ole glass of MILK.

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Normally, I’ll drink a gallon of milk the day after. My body just craves it and it makes me feel so much better. But sometimes I need a pop or something as well, so a root beer float is the best of both worlds, and has worked every time.

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11. Chocolate milk and some chocolate pudding.

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This one has been passed down from generation to generation. Nothing crazy but for the best hangover cure it’s simple: chocolate milk (has to be Nesquik) and chocolate pudding.

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12. Dramamine.

It basically changed my life. Take it before you go to bed, it completely negates your sick stomach. Then, have a little Gatorade and a greasy breakfast sandwich. Good as new!—missmarthaanneDramamine is the best cure I've encountered for really bad hangovers. Coupled with a diet Coke and some mac and cheese, you're a whole new person. But Dramamine is a game changer.—mouserat
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It basically changed my life. Take it before you go to bed, it completely negates your sick stomach. Then, have a little Gatorade and a greasy breakfast sandwich. Good as new!

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Dramamine is the best cure I've encountered for really bad hangovers. Coupled with a diet Coke and some mac and cheese, you're a whole new person. But Dramamine is a game changer.

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13. Sugar AND salt dissolved in a glass of water.

Five teaspoons sugar and one teaspoon salt dissolved in a glass of water. Heard this from a friend's dad. Works. Every. Time. I even make this before I leave the house so it’s ready after a night of drinking.—mileb2
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Five teaspoons sugar and one teaspoon salt dissolved in a glass of water. Heard this from a friend's dad. Works. Every. Time. I even make this before I leave the house so it’s ready after a night of drinking.

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14. Take a long shower (but with no soap!) and listen to some Adele.

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Wake up early, take a half hour shower but do not use soap just stand under the water (fall asleep if you want!), get out and go back to bed for a few hours. Wake up again, try to eat something, listen to Adele, shower again (this time wash yourself), get dressed and go outside for fresh air.

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15. Honey barbecue Fritos and wild cherry Pepsi.

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It works every time.

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16. Cucumber sandwiches, Advil, and water.

My hangover cure has been the same thing for as long as I can remember. Right when I get home, before I go to bed, I drink a huge glass of water and eat a cucumber sandwich with mayo and salt and pepper. Then I take a glass of ice water with me to bed with an Advil. I always wake up with virtually no hangover after!—brittanya4b5e53f4d
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My hangover cure has been the same thing for as long as I can remember. Right when I get home, before I go to bed, I drink a huge glass of water and eat a cucumber sandwich with mayo and salt and pepper. Then I take a glass of ice water with me to bed with an Advil. I always wake up with virtually no hangover after!

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17. A bowl of ramen, a diet Coke, and a Disney movie.

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Salt, caffeine, and a little cheer! You'll be able to conquer the world by the time the movie is over. Or clean the disaster of your apartment from the night before.

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18. Tofu and Pedialyte.

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Tofu before bed and Pedialyte when I wake up. I used to puke every single morning after drinking but now the tofu soaks up the alcohol and the Pedialyte gets me back to my normal hydrated self ASAP.

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