Many people swear that ‘hair of the dog that bit you’ – that is having an alcoholic drink – is the best hangover cure.
But unfortunately, there is no scientific evidence that having another tipple will stop you feeling rough after a bout of heavy drinking, according to experts.
While it may temporarily make you feel a bit better, it merely postpones the symptoms until later in the day.
Dr Emeka Okorocha has revealed he urges people not to believe the myth, and to take time to allow the body to recover.
‘When people ask me whether continuing to drink will help their hangover, I beg them not to do it, he said.
‘You should take at least 48 hours for your body to rest before taking alcohol again.’