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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
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Yes: Yes, it might be related, especially if it is a hormaone containing IUD. Bathe with different antibacterial soap, lots of fruit in diet, and B vita ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Poor hygiene: Excess sweating. Eating highly seasoned foods like garlic, not bathing frequently, having skin infections, certain body secretions, incontinence - all ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Agree w Dr. Carlin.: There are also possible medical causes. Trimethylaminuria (TMAU), liver disease, renal disease & diabetes can cause body odor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Find cause to RX: If your odor is caused by poor hygiene, you should be able to improve it by washing body, hair and clothes more regularly and using deodorants. Somet ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
See below: Good hygeine and antiperspirant.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Tough call: I have no immediate answer for you other than making an appointment with your primary doctor as soon as you can. Please let me know what develops.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Metabolic testing: Sometimes persistent body odors that do not respond to frequent bathing may be secondary to secreting some metabolic substance. Ask your doctor to run ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know reason.: It might not say anything about your health but sometimes medical conditions can cause body odor. Trimethylaminuria (TMAU), liver disease, renal disea ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
20 years experience Pediatrics
Body : Body odor is typically caused by the growth of bacteria on the skin made worse by perspiration or sweating. A few things you can try at home are: -ba ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Good Question: And it takes a delicate hand. People do not notice their own body odor. I have couple that have cats, and it is clear that they have no idea how muc ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Why do you ask?: Intractable body odor needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist. You may need special treatment and/or a letter to your employer. Usually the cause is ... Read More

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