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Family member has strong body odor, but not from his armpits, it seems like it's from all over?

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Dr. Jeffrey Hick
Dermatology 14 years experience
Asparagus: Interesting question. Have they been eating a lot of asparagus? This can give the urine a particularly unique smell.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 56 years experience
Body odor: Sweating is triggered by warm temperatures, exercise, physical exertion, or as a stress response to nervousness, fear, embarrassment or anger. Fluid from sweating with skin bacteria produce body odor. Express your concern to the family member and suggest seeing a Physician for possible Diagnosis of infection, Diabetes, Hyperthyroidism, or Lung disease. Then follow Treatment based upon Diagnosis.

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