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activated charcoal for bad flatulance

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes.: If it works for you, great. Charcoal is not absorbed into the body from the bowel, so there are no toxic effects.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Charcoal: Charcoal primarily used to prevent absorption of substances from overdose. I have seen it help stomach acid. I am unaware of any use at relieving f ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
Depends on the cause: Since we don't digest the fiber we eat, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason for gas is lactose intolerance ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morey Furman
36 years experience in Dentistry
Yes : If bad breath is coming from you stomach, activated charcoal will help neutralize the odor. If it is coming from your mouth ir from gum disease it wil ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
YES: however, I suggest simethicone products like Gas-X or Phazyme.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jacob Petrosky
8 years experience in General Surgery
This is safe: This is a good option, another option is Chlorophyll which is a plant extract that helps plants use sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide to en ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Unfortunately, no: Sorry, but this won't have any effect on either preventing infection or making symptoms better. If you develop nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Roazen
17 years experience in Emergency Medicine
It's safe.: However, it is unlikely to be very effective for the symptoms you describe, and it can absorb other nutrients you need rather than letting your body a ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience in Dentistry
Abrasive: The power most likely will be too abrasive for your teeth. You will wear them away and need a fair amount of restorative dentistry to correct the dama ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possibly not: What is the purpose of taking it daily? If it is for bloating, you need to see your doctor to find out the cause. Although not been studied, I am c ... Read More

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