Gas,Bloating,and Burping - Home Treatment
Gas, bloating, and burping are usually harmless and go away without any treatment. If gas, bloating, or burping is making you uncomfortable, take the following steps to help manage your symptoms:
Increase the amount of fluid you drink, especially water. Avoid carbonated drinks and alcoholic beverages.
Avoid foods that cause gas, such as beans, broccoli, cabbage, and bran. The amount of gas that different foods cause varies from person to person.
Avoid swallowing air. Swallowing air may increase your symptoms.
Eat slowly. Avoid gulping food or beverages. When you rush through meals or eat on the run, you are more likely to swallow air.
Chew your food thoroughly before you swallow.
Avoid drinking through a straw.
Avoid chewing gum or eating hard candy.
Do not smoke or use other tobacco products.
If you wear dentures, check with a dentist to make sure they fit properly.
Keep calm. Tension and anxiety can cause you to swallow air.
Take a medicine that you can buy without a prescription. Be sure to follow the instructions on the label.
Activated charcoal tablets, such as CharcoCaps, may decrease odor from gas. Charcoal is usually taken after meals or at the first sign of gas discomfort.
Antacids, such as Di-Gel, Maalox Anti-Gas, and Mylanta Gas, allow gas to be belched away more easily. However, these medicines often have no effect on gas that is already in the intestines.
Food enzymes, such as Beano, which help break down the sugars found in vegetables and grains, can be added to foods that cause you to have gas.