Flu Season Ahead Road Sign

The 2018 flu season is far from over and is already shaping up to be one of the most devastating in recent memory. Across the U.S. states are reporting a massive uptick in flu-related hospitalizations and flu-related deaths are on track to break records. Residents in Chicago are founding a respite from the illness from an unexpected source: hangover cures.

That’s right many Chicago residents are turning to a popular hangover remedy to combat their flu symptoms, and it’s working. What’s the cure? Intravenous hydrotherapy. Intravenous hydrotherapy is essentially an I.V. bag chock full of vitamins and minerals designed to help your body rehydrate and recover from common hangover symptoms. According to Dr. Jack Dybis, medical director at IV-me Wellness and Performance Center in Chicago, these I.V. bags are also incredibly effective at combating this year’s flu symptoms.

NBC Chicago spoke with Dr. Dybis about this therapy. According to the doctor, “…it’ll make you feel better 50 to 60 percent better, and if you come in again the next day, it’ll pretty much knock it out.”.

With so many people suffering from severe flu symptoms, people are looking for anything that will help alleviate their suffering. Intravenous hydrotherapy seems to be exactly what many have been searching for, if they can afford it.

The cost of therapy varies by location, but the center where Dr. Dybis works charges $159 for their “Cold and Flu IV”, which seems to be about par for the course. Sound to steep? For many it will be, but for many others it’s a more than worth it to help get through the flu.

Of course, the best course of action is simply to avoid the flu! Stay healthy and hydrated with supplements from Intelligent Drinking. Visit www.intelligentdrinking.com to learn more.


  1. https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/chicago-hangover-cure-to-fight-flu-symptoms-471341974.html