By Nova Safo, CNN
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(CNN) – It’s cold and flu season. If you’re suffering, you may be surprised to learn that you could be feeling better in as little as 30 minutes, using a treatment that medical professionals have been giving themselves for years, according to Jack Dybis, a Chicago-based trauma surgeon:
[:12] “There’s a reason that everybody in medicine has been doing this for years. It’s kind of like medicine’s little perk.”
Dybis is the founder of the Revive Hydration Clinic in Chicago, which uses intravenous fluid treatment to alleviate cold and flu symptoms and cure hangovers – any maladies that are associated with dehydration.
[1:38] “When people get dehydrated, you can have any amount of symptoms. You’re going to have decreased mental acuity, you’re going to feel sluggish. You’re just going to feel more easily fatigued. You’re just not going to feel yourself. Especially when you couple that this time of year with cold and flu going around. And if you’re out and you’re having a few drinks. Or you’re traveling, a lot of people are traveling this time of year. There are a lot of reasons that people get beat down or worn down.”
Click play above to hear our visit to Dr. Dybis’s clinic, and to follow one patient’s treatment.