Allergic Symptoms of Green Tea
An allergy to green tea is not common, but since it is a widely used ingredient, it important for people to recognize the signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction.
- Green Tea is a type of tea that is not fermented unlike black tea
- It has lower levels of caffeine
- It can be found in the leaf form, ready for steeping, or it can be powered to be used in shakes
- Green tea is also an ingredient for many dishes and desserts
- It is important for someone who is allergic to green tea to stay away from anything containing the substance.
- Reading labels and ingredients list is also very necessary
Symptoms of an Allergic Reaction to Green Tea
- Tingling of the tongue or the mouth
- Swelling of the lips, face, tongue, and mouth
- Urticaria – itchy red spots or patches on the skin
- Watery Eyes
Signs of an Anaphylactic Reaction to Green Tea
- Swelling of Throat
- Difficulty Breathing
- Rapid Pulse
- Rapid Drop in Heart Rate
- Syncope or Loss of Consciousness
Green Tea Allergy Relief
- When a green tea allergic reaction is topical, meaning it affects the skin relief could come in the form of medications that reduce swelling and treat itchiness, including corticosteroids and antihistamines.
- Time and rest can help relieve the symptoms of a mild allergy.
- If a patient who has green tea allergy goes into anaphylactic shock, emergency medical care is needed.
- Patients with anaphylaxis may have to be given epinephrine in order to get relief form the symptoms.
- There are no clear treatment options that can get rid of a person’s allergy to green tea
- Desensitization may be attempted in some cases
- The best recourse would be to avoid exposure to green tea and any form of it.