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Comment from: MickieD, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 07

The only preventative measure for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) I take is to eat limited amounts of raw vegetables and fruits. For example, if I have been having flare ups I will try to eat cooked vegetables and limit fruit consumption. I also always carry Imodium and my Bentyl in my purse for emergencies. While I am in the middle of a flare up I eat bananas and oatmeal or cereal until my gut calms down.

Comment from: dorda, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 28

I have heard of peppermint oil to reduce symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

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