Hangover Remedies for the Desperately Hung-Over

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The only true hangover cure is likely prevention, and there's an app for that.

It's called Hang Over, and it's one of several apps that keep tabs on your drinking. Simply tap in your drinks as you consume them -- including non-alcoholic beverages like water and sports drinks -- and within a few hours of your last tap you'll get a numerical score that dictates just how brutal your day will be.

But if the damage is already done and you're in need of relief, there are a few products on the market that claim they can help. Most recently is the debut of The Hangover Club, the latest in a trend of medical-style facilities offering hangover relief via an IV drip.

The Hangover Club offers both in-home services and a bus that will be located outside a ... bar ... in New York's Flatiron District. Recipients of the intravenous hangover relief The Hangover Club offers get free admission to the bar. And round and round we go.

If needles aren't your thing, far less invasive are hangover "suckers." Three Lollies Hangover Sucks for Alcohol Hangover Relief are available on Amazon and contain "all-natural ingredients, key vitamins and nutrients, and powerful essential oils to ease fatigue, dehydration and headaches."

Also on Amazon, the Party Armor Hangover Protection Dietary Supplement claims to be specifically formulated to stop hangovers before they start.

"We designed our product to meet the needs of the working professional who 'works hard & plays harder!'"

There's also a patch you can wear while drinking.

The Bytox Hangover Patch "contains 12 organic, all-natural ingredients. This powerful blend of vitamins, nutrients, and antioxidants can help reduce the severity of hangovers," the web site reads.

Simply apply the patch to a "hairless area of your body" 45 minutes before consuming alcohol and keep it on for at least 8 hours after you’ve stopped. Be sure to stay hydrated during that time, the site says.