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Does anybody else suffer from sulphur burps?

As well as IBS occasionally I also get really bad severe symptoms and sulphur burps! These burps smell like rotten eggs and the smell lingers in the air. They taste foul! My family hate me and they can last for 1-3 days. Often I feel nauseous and occasionally I actually vomit too! Is this a side effect of IBS as my doctor has no ideas and me neither. A few years ago I found a temporary solution. My partner read online that another person in America used alka seltzer to relieve the symptoms which I never thought would work, but it reduces the burps and sometimes gets rid of that episode but they ultimately come back. I’m actually after a cure or even someone to know what I’m talking about. Anybody know???


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  • Lynnv
    7 months ago

    Occasionally I will suffer from it and my daughter. Sometimes it requires antibiotics like amoxicillin and also omeprazole I take that along with lemon ginger tea with honey. That usually does the trick it’s important not to eat when you are stressed or upset I found this triggers it for me.

  • Jermany
    7 months ago

    I may have the cure. I have had this problem off and on for a while now. I read that a small glass of water (8 oz) with a teaspoon of baking soda mixed in would make it stop. I was skeptical but it worked! Within a few minutes the sulphur burps stopped completely. If the first glass doesn’t work, try another after 15 minutes. I have found even smaller doses to be effective. Let me know if this works for you!

  • desertzinnia
    9 months ago

    I can’t give you a cure, but I can tell you that I’ve had the same problem since I was a kid, for 40 years. The trigger for me is drinking more than 24 oz of cola in one day, I lived most of my life in Phoenix, so I drinking WAY more than that in one day was not unusual. I think there might be clove in colas, since I had the same reaction once when I dumped too much clove in a bread pudding I made. Clove is anti-bacterial, so I think too much might disturb my normal gut bacteria.

    I usually just burp, occasionally have diarrhea, for less than a day.

    Over Christmas, however, I had 3 bouts, always at night, with watery diarrhea, 3 and 5 days apart. After reading this article (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/09/100922131955.htm), I think it might have been Salmonella from the lox I ate Christmas Eve, but that’s just a guess. It’s the only thing I ate that no one else in the family ate. Oddly, I didn’t get nauseous until the last bout, when I hadn’t had much to eat or drink beforehand. In between, I felt fine and was able to eat normally.

  • Brooke Abbott moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi @sharshar001,

    I am not sure if there is an actual cure, but I use OTC gas pills. As well as mint tea and capsules to help ease the gas.

    -Brooke
    (InflammatoryBowelDisease.net Team Member)

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