July 25, 2015 2:52AM There are a lot of different varieties of green tea (as well as a lot of different suppliers) so you might try different ones to see which tastes best to you. Funny thing is, I can drink black tea and white tea just fine, even though they're all the same plant. Although not all side effects are known, green tea is thought to be likely safe for most people when taken in moderate amounts by mouth or used on the skin. My husband, as part of his work, does a lot of seminars so he basically speaks all day. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Retinyl propionate, retinyl palmitate and retinol (retinaldehyde) don't require a prescription. But take note: UV light from the sun converts this to something that ages your skin, so go for A only after dark. Green tea does not seem to dry my mouth or throat, but strong black tea does. Note that green tea is a stimulating drink, so do not overdo it Also, if you have trouble sleeping, do not drink this tea at night. There are a few ways to avoid beverage-induced dry mouth. I drink decaffeinated green tea every night and it just started out of the blue. 40 years experience Dentistry. doesn't happen when I drink regular tea! It's only when I swallow the tea and it feels like my throat is completely dry at the base of my throat like a cotton ball is there. It is recommended that you drink two or three cups a day. The vitamin A family, commonly called retinoids, can increase the actual water content of your skin without clogging the dead layer of cells (and making skin look dull). The tannins in tea can cause the dry mouth/throat effect in some people, try drinking black tea without Milk as an experiment and if you get the same response then you have your answer. I personally like a high quality jasmine green tea, or a green tea with mint, and hojicha (this one is roasted to give it a deeper flavor). Black tea does not do it. Understand big stories through our local lens. was wondering if anyone else has experienced a dry mouth/throat while drinking green tea? Dr. Matthew Hyde answered. It's very odd and I've had to stop drinking it. On these days he does not drink green tea, as it makes his mouth feel dry. It gives me a itchy mouth and throat. Could it possibly be that? 1. Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission. Yes: Especially if out has one of the natural forms of Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) in it like mahwan. Retin-A contains retinoic acid and requires a prescription. Common side effects may include: stomach upset and constipation. Whilst peppermint tea helps his mouth/throat feel moist. You don't even need an arsenal of products. Use pH-balanced soaps and cleansers. I have a friend with the same problem. © 2020 Advance Local Media LLC. 1. A 36-year-old male asked: Can drinking too much herbal tea cause dry mouth? Send thanks to the doctor. I get the same reaction whether it's a cup of tea, or something fancy like green tea creme brulee. Encourage new cells to grow by cleaning your skin daily or weekly with a light physical (feels gritty) or chemical exfoliant. Just get these basics right: You have an acid mantle (like cellophane) that forms a protective layer on your skin to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungi. I don't think I am allergic? I almost can't swallow. May we recommend something whole-grain? Answer: The sensation is called astringency, and when it's major, your mouth actually can feel puckered. I don't like tea or coffee so green tea is my first. In wine and strong tea, the tannins can turn your mouth and throat into the Mojave Desert. Drinking green tea on an empty stomach can cause an upset stomach. 1 doctor agrees. In coffee, it's the chlorogenic acid, which is beneficial to your health. We like solid soaps, because they tend to be made with a minimum of ingredients. To submit questions and find ways to grow younger and healthier, go to RealAge.com, The You Docs' online home. On these days he does not drink green tea, as it makes his mouth feel dry. 0. How do you lose the acidity? Whilst peppermint tea helps his mouth/throat feel moist. Dr. Mehmet Oz is a professor and vice chairman of surgery at Columbia University, as well as medical director of the Integrated Medicine Center and director of the Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian/Columbia Medical Center. If your skin loses this acidity, it becomes more prone to damage and infection. Genmaicha, which has popped rice kernels in it, is also nutty flavored and I like a cup of it from time to time. 0. Subscribe to cleveland.com. I drink decaf coffee because I find that the caffeinated variety makes my throat dry. If so you are probably missing the 'lubrication' effect of the fats in the milk. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. 0 comment. Are you a recent convert from drinking black tea with milk? I thought it might be cos the tea was too hot but it happens when drinking chilled green tea! Why is this? I know this is an old post but I just started getting a very dry throat feeling when I drink green tea. I haven't...but maybe don't drink it and see what happens...i would imagine you "cure it" by not doing it. Adding skim milk to coffee and tea can cut both bitterness and astringency, as can eating something with your cuppa (the act of chewing increases saliva). I'm allergic to green tea. Dr. Michael Roizen is chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic and co-founder and chairman of the RealAge Scientific Advisory Board. Your green tea at sufficient strength is probably just as drying. I think this is caused by tannin ,though why there should be more in green tea than in black,I don't know. 1 comment. I have noticed that the herbs seem to spill out of the tea bags and into my drink. You are currently viewing the message boards in: i have been drinking green tea these last few days & even when I am actually drinking it I always get a dry mouth/throat so weird!? Stop using green tea and call your healthcare provider at once if you have: an unusual bleeding or any bleeding that will not stop. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/20). You don't need a spa vacation to give your looks a midwinter pick-me-up. 0 thank. 1 doctor agrees . You are currently viewing the message boards in: I recently started drinking green tea but it really dries out my mouth! If you like green tea/don't mind how it makes your mouth feel, carry on drinking it, try some new brands. There are a few ways to avoid beverage-induced dry mouth. By washing your face with the wrong soap. All rights reserved (About Us). If you like green tea, maybe only drink it for taste rather than thirst or follow it with some water. Health Tip of the week: Treating your skin right during winter. We cured it by not drinking green tea. I agree with tomw86 - it's probably the tannins. it feels like I haven't drunk anything all day! Your green tea at sufficient strength is probably just as drying. The tannins in tea can cause the dry mouth/throat effect in some people, try drinking black tea without Milk as an experiment and if you get the same response then you have your answer Otherwise if you are enjoying your green tea then continue to drink it, it it's proving too much of a distraction with the dry mouth then stop. Tea will make your mouth dry from caffeine in it. how did u cure it? Dr. Michael Roizen, right, and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Green tea stimulates the functioning of the salivary glands and also has antibacterial properties that can help to prevent cavities. I drink green tea with lemon everyday for lunch and have never experienced dry mouth afterwards.