Treatment for Flatulence?

Learn about the treatments and remedies available for excessive flatulence. We list the Dos and Don'ts as well as the best treatments available.

Simple changes to your everyday eating habits can help to cure and prevent flatulence.

Prebiotics and probiotics may be useful additions to your diet. These dietary supplements encourage the growth of good bacteria in your gut, which in larger numbers will help aid efficient digestion and, as a result, reduce flatulence.

Flatulence treatment is usually fairly straightforward. As a first port of call, try the steps below.


  • Eat meals slowly and chew each mouthful thoroughly
  • Try eating six small meals a day rather than three larger ones
  • Drink soothing herbal teas, such as peppermint, ginger or camomile
  • Try adding the spices cumin, coriander, caraway, fennel and turmeric to your food


  • Drink fizzy drinks, chew gum or suck on boiled sweets
  • Eat too many of the main foods that promote fermentation in the gut
  • Forget to exercise regularly 

The new generation of prebiotics are a useful addition to your diet. These dietary supplements encourage the growth of low gas-producing good bacteria in your gut, as well as aiding efficient digestion which reduces the overall production of gas.

An over-the-counter cure for flatulence includes charcoal tablets. Although it sounds rather odd, the charcoal absorbs some of the excess gas in your digestive system. The dietary supplement alpha-galactosidase can also help you digest carbohydrates and thus reduce flatulence.

While you try to find a cure that works for you, there are options for disguising the problem. Charcoal pads may not sound very comfortable but once placed inside your underwear, these pads help absorb the gas released and can mask the smell from the people around you. 



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