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What can be done for painful gas pains?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Pass gas

Assuming the pains are truly gas pains: gas pains can be quite painful.
Carminatives help to pass gas. These can include fennel, fenugreek, cinnamon. Hot beverages help stimulate bowel function (even hot water, with or without lemon juice). Chamomile and peppermint help relax gut muscle spasms and may help. Ginger tea can help too. Avoid gassy foods, sugarless candies, bubbly drinks.

In brief: Pass gas

Assuming the pains are truly gas pains: gas pains can be quite painful.
Carminatives help to pass gas. These can include fennel, fenugreek, cinnamon. Hot beverages help stimulate bowel function (even hot water, with or without lemon juice). Chamomile and peppermint help relax gut muscle spasms and may help. Ginger tea can help too. Avoid gassy foods, sugarless candies, bubbly drinks.
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Dr. Mark Mattar
The best way to get rid of gas is to avoid the body's accumulation and formation of gas. Beano is a good supplement to take BEFORE you consume high fiber foods, green leafy vegetables, corn, beans, and the like to help prevent your body from producing gas.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Good point. Made by the Lactaid Co. who make lactaid products. Each breaks down a diferent set of poorly digestible carbohydrates, making them easier to digest, less for normal bacteria in gut to ferment.
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