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A 24-year-old female asked:

Can i drink tea get rid of a hangover?

4 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carin Van Gelder
Emergency Medicine 25 years experience
Sure: Give it a try. By now you're probably better; stay hydrated - non-alcoholic please!
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
No: A hangover is the result of alcohol withdrawal. The only way to avoid a hangover is not to drink in the first place.
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Probably no help..: You can drink it, but will it help?...Maybe, mabe not. If it contains caffeine, it may help the symptom a bit but won't get rid of it. Only fluids and time..A new med called blowfish, to be available otc by independence day this year which may help. It contains Aspirin and caffeine..Maybe something else... Best treatment is not to get a hangover! stay sober, don't drink and drive.. Good luck.
Dr. Felix Brizuela
Neurology 32 years experience
agree, doubt it will help. hangover is no different that any other migrainous headache. Just have to treat it as a migraine.
Dec 20, 2014
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 49 years experience
Sure you CAN: But whether it will do any good is another story. Regular black or green caffeine-containing teas are not going to do much for it. There are herbal teas that are touted for hangovers, but there is no medical evidence that they work (chamomille, valerian). A recent chinese study said that sprite helps, havent heard back from patients about this. Best thing is drinking less to not get hangover.

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