'Hair Of The Dog' No Hangover Cure, Say Experts

Time, fluid replacement still the only help for over-imbibers

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In fact, combining alcohol with acetaminophen -- found in Tylenol, among other products -- can seriously damage the liver. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration also warns that if you consume more than three alcoholic beverages every day, consult with your doctor before taking acetaminophen at all.

If you can keep food down, Yacht said a good meal can help.

The one thing both experts agreed you should never do? Drink more alcohol. "The worst thing you can do is drink more alcohol. It doesn't help and it's only enhancing the existing toxicity and making dehydration worse," said Yacht.

The good news is that time will cure a hangover. Your symptoms will probably last between eight and 24 hours, said Yacht.

"No matter what you do, a hangover will eventually get better," said Yacht.

More information

Read more on hangover treatments from the U.S. National Library of Medicine.

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