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Ask Dr. Gott 9/28
Begone, stinky gas!
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    DEAR DR. GOTT: Regarding your article about "uncontrollable skunkish gas." About 9 or 10 years ago, I became aware that chlorophyll tablets are given to patients in nursing homes to prevent the odor of gas. They can be obtained at any health food store. The pills do not stop the gas but "kill" the smell of it.
    DEAR READER: Good for you to remind me of the benefits of chlorophyll tablets. I am a member of the "chlorophyll generation." We used the stuff for everything.
    I am passing your suggestion on because often I have received hundreds of letters from readers who have uncontrollable stinky gas. Buy chlorophyll, folks.
    To give you related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report "Digestive Gas".

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I have seen several letters in your column about women suffering from vaginal dryness and asking what they can do about it. I don't remember where I read this, but it is a wonderful solution for that very thing. Simply insert one glycerin suppository into the vagina before intercourse and problem solved. It is certainly safer and cheaper than hormones.
    DEAR READER: Good choice. Glycerin is a safe and effective lubricant. Using it before sexual intercourse is a new remedy for me, but I see no harm in it. Other readers who wish to try this therapy can keep me posted about success or failure.
    To give you related information, I am sending you a copy of my Health Report "Vaginal Infections and Disorders."

    DEAR DR. GOTT: I was bothered by a dry, flaky scalp with redness on my skin and greasy hair for a long time. I tried a lot of remedies for psoriasis, dandruff, lice, etc. But nothing seemed to work.
    Then, after reading several of your columns with letters from your readers about the effectiveness of mentholatum vaporizing rub, such as Vicks, to relieve skin irritations, I tried it on my head, hair and scalp. All of the symptoms disappeared in just one day.
    Now, as a preventive measure, I continue to apply it once a month.
    DEAR READER: I am constantly amazed at the number of afflictions that can be helped or even cured by mentholatum. Scalp irritation is the latest. I would be grateful if those readers who try it would keep me posted.
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