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A 24-year-old female asked:

I'm taking antibiotics & bloating. i was prescribed an antispasmodic & probiotic but i'm still in pain. how can i ease the bloat?

2 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Georgia Latham
Family Medicine 37 years experience
Try Simethacone: Simethacone is a safe and effective treatment for abdominal bloating. It is available over the counter and sold under many different brand names.
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Dr. Theresa Henderson
Internal Medicine 43 years experience
Depends on cause: What you describe sounds like you are being treated for H. Pylori (a bacteria) or bacterial overgrowth syndrome a form of IBS. Your persistent problem could be an intolerance like that to lactose or soy . You may have a stomach moving too slowly to rid of the air you swallow. Try removing dairy, soy, gluten from your diet. Discuss with your MD. See GI specialist if you haven't done so yet.
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 40 years experience
Simethicone (Gas-X and equivalents) is great for reducing bloating.
Apr 15, 2015
Last updated May 3, 2015


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