Sulfur Burps: 7 Home Remedies and More

Sulfur Burps: 7 Home Remedies and More

The most common symptom of sulfur burp is burning sensation in throat and mouth. This symptom may last from 5 minutes to 1 hour.

Sometimes it lasts 2 hours or even longer. Usually the symptoms disappear after drinking water. Other symptoms include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and weakness. The burning sensation is caused by hydrogen sulfide gas which is produced when bacteria fermenting rotten meat in the intestines produce methane gas.

There are many remedies to cure sulfur burp such as vinegar, baking soda and sugar pills. There are some other remedies like garlic tablets, hot pepper extract tablets and lemon juice tablets.

You can also try using alcohol and coffee. Alcohol will make your breath smell better and it helps to clear up the problem.

Coffee is good for reducing the pain of the burning sensation in throat and mouth. You can drink tea or coffee with milk or cream to reduce the pain of burning sensation in throat and mouth. If you have any doubt about whether these remedies work, consult a doctor first before trying them out yourself!

Here is a list of foods which can cause sulfur burps:

Aged Cheese

Aged and Moldy Meat

Bad Calamari

Beef Jerky

Breakfast Sausage that contains Garlic or Onion

Fermented Cauliflower

Fermented Olives

Fermented Soy Sauce (Look for the words “Shoyu” or “Tamari” on the bottle)

Fish that has Turned

Hard Cheeses (usually Blue Cheeses)

Hydrogen Sulfide in Drinking Water

Long-life or Pre-Paced Mackerel (Best if used within a week)

Moldy Peanut Butter

Mushrooms (especially the kind that are grown in cow manure)

Onions and Garlic (even tiny amounts, like 1/4 of a tea-spoon can cause problems for some people)

Pizza Hut Pepperoni Pizza (There’s something about their pepperoni that causes serious problems for some people)

Rancid or Hidden Animal Products in Food (Many vegetarians and vegans are prone to this problem because they don’t realize that some foods contain animal products)

Sardines (Best if used within a week before the “Use By” date. After that, they start to stink).

Your Mom is right! You should never eat sardines that smell really bad!

Semi-dried Tomato Products (Like Dried Tomato Paste)

Smelly Cheese (Like Époisses de Bourgogne)

Soy Sauce (Look for the word “Shoyu” or “Tamari” on the bottle)

Sulfer Traces in Drinking Water

Tofu (Some people are allergic to this, especially if not stored properly. Check for any foul smells before eating)

The first thing you should do is make sure you drink at least 8-12 glasses of water each day. This cleans out the system and also makes sure you are not dehydrated which can cause the burning sensation to get worse.

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