Treat a hangover or jet lag with an injection? It sounds nuts, but a nurse friend tells us that people in the medical profession have long used IV fluids to get over minor maladies on the fly.
Now there are two businesses in Chicago that offer the “miracle cure” in non-medical settings.
IVme is a spa-like spot in Old Town that can help mend headaches, nausea and body aches thanks to hydration therapy delivered via a hospital-grade drip. The bag contains sodium, chloride, potassium, lactate and calcium and is hooked up by a nurse or medic ($119 a session). Relax with the IV for 45 minutes, then opt for a vitamin B12 shot chaser ($25; said to improve energy and speed metabolism) and be on your way with a new spring in your step. 1347 N. Wells St.; 312-350-1822 or ivmechicago.com
The IV Doc is a new-to-Chicago service that brings IV treatments to your home, office or hotel. The price is steeper--$200 for a basic treatment--but your dehydration woes will be over in 30 minutes and you won’t have to face the outside world until you’re back on your A game. 646-820-6548 or theivdoc.com