A 41-year-old female asked:
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i have a lung infection and pleurisy and have been on abx for 8 days. i have a strong onion smell coming from my armpits. do i need to be concerned about this???

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Onion smell: This smell can come from the infection. Are you getting better or worse? How is fever, cough fatigue? If you feel the symptoms are worsening then you should be seen. If you are getting better then I would say the odor is a sign you are getting rid of the infection and should resolve as your pneumonia resolves.
Answered on Nov 15, 2019

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