patients can reduce embarrassing flatulence odor by using Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)

New evidence suggests that patients can reduce embarrassingflatulence odor by using Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate).

Bacteria in the colon produce hydrogen sulfide. This gas hasa foul odor...and might also be toxic to the colonic mucosa.

In fact, there's now some evidence of a link between hydrogensulfide in the colon and ulcerative colitis.

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