A 30-year-old female asked:
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why would a 14 month old boy have tremendous fecal odor, i've wash the blankets over and over smell won't go away, threw away blankets and mattress. ?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Smelly fecal odor: Smelly fecal odor is usually produced by indole and skatole. Skatole can be found water, cauliflower, eggs and meat
Answered on May 15, 2014
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Fecal Odor as a sign: Fecal body odor may be due to increased flatulence, or some form of a leaky gut syndrome , where (foul smelling bacteria from the gut, leak thru the gut wall to enter blood stream and get in the skin to cause bad odor. Have his doctor check his digestive system for a definitive diagnosis. If your son has constipation have your doctor prescribe a course of laxative to see if helps first.
Answered on May 15, 2014

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