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My body odor smells like vinegar am I acidic?

My body odor smells like vinegar am I acidic?

Not 'acidic': 'pop' claims about 'acid' and 'alkaline' body types are totally made up. Certain bacteria that some people have degrade certain products in your sweat to certain short-chain fatty acids that have a vinegar smell. Shower a few times a day and this will probably help. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Body Odor (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Body odor? ANS: hard go describe but you know it ...Read more


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What is leading to body odor that smells like cat urine?

What is leading to body odor that smells like cat urine?

CAT URINE ODOR: SEE YOUR DOCTOR.
IF IT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SOME TIME, YOU MAY NEED SOME BLOOD TESTS TO RULE OUT DIABETES OR SOME OTHER DISORDER.
BUT NOT TO WORRY.
.HAS YOUR DIET CHANGED RECENTLY? ...Read more

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Why would a 2 year old have body odor and what can you do for it? Smells like onions

Why would a 2 year old have body odor and what can you do for it? Smells like onions

See your doctor.: There are many possible causes for body odor in young children. Some are minor, but other causes can be potentially very serious. I recommend that you see your child's doctor as soon as possible to be evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Body odor that smells like sour milk after consumption. Why?

Alcohol breakdown: If you drink a lot, you will create an excess of lactic acid in the blood stream. It will eventually leach out and start to smell when you sweat. It does have a soured milk odor. ...Read more

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My vagina smells and I have body odor why is this?

My vagina smells and I have body odor why is this?

PH off/infection?: Bacterial infections typically cause a bad odor. The bacterial infection could be an overgrowth that represents a change the pH and a change in the vaginal flora. It could also be from a sexually transmitted infection. Also, you should make sure that you didn't forget a tampon inside. See your doctor for the appropriate tests/cultures and treatment. ...Read more

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I had class with this female who smells so bad, that it fills up the classroom. I want to what exactly causes body odor to fill up a room?

Poor ventilation: Otherwise the body odor would have dissipated. Body odor can be due to poor basic hygiene, disease, food, medication or other factors. ...Read more

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I have serious body odor. My body smell really bad. I haven't this before 5 years. It smells even after I take a bath. Smell is very strong in night?

See below: #1 - change your diet. Lots of spices and foods used in Indian cooking cause body odor. They are healthy for you but this is the side effect.

#2 - wear deodorant. All people everywhere have some degree of body odor. You must wear deodorant to counteract the odor and present yourself as clean and able to take of yourself when around other people. And also so other people don't start feeling sick. ...Read more

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My sister is concerned because her newborn's (4 wks) head smells (loke body odor?). Ideas?

Scalp: Baby's scalp has lots of glands which produce sebum like material. Most of time the condition resolves only by simple cleaning and application of various creams. Head & shoulder can help. You need to rule out any fungal infection there. Get your baby checked by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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My urine has a smell like body odor. Is that normal?

Probably not: Body odor is caused by skin bacteria. So, first guess is a urinary tract infection. Urine that smells like anything other than urine is due to other substances. For example, many antibiotics can be smelled in your urine as well as some foods and spices.
You should have a urinalysis done at your primary care physician's office especially if the odor worsens, you develop burning, pain or fever. ...Read more

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Whenever I take a shower I wash my armpits really well with dove body wash. When I get out & dry my armpits they still smell like body odor. Why?!?

Get scented Dove: Dove "for men" smells good. Irish spring smells good, too. Take a sniff of a few different soaps next time in the store. ...Read more

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Any time I had physical contact sex wise, with this one guy. After sex my body odor would smell like his scent for a while why? . He is a smoke so why is this happen for and what can I do to not smell like this?

Any time I had physical contact sex wise, with this one guy. After sex my body odor would smell like his scent for a while why? . He is a smoke so why is this happen for and what can I do to not smell like this?

Hmmm...: When two people touch, their skin oils get onto one another. If they start sweating, their sweat gets onto one another. That includes exchanging chemicals, bacteria, etc. That live on each other's skin. This happens a lot when they have sex, or doing Greco-Roman wrestling. There are over 100 million men aged 20-45 in the U.S., so a woman might consider sniffing out potential dates well before sex. ...Read more

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Is it common for people to like the smell of their body odor is is it just cause I'm weird?

Since I don't: Know what your body odor smells like over the internet, it's impossible for me to answer. Ask one of your friends or relatives the same question and I'm sure you'll get a better answer than I can give you. ...Read more

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Can you body odor smell like vegetables if you eat too many of them? People have told me I always smell like vegetables, what can I do about it?

Can you body odor smell like vegetables if you eat too many of them? People have told me I always smell like vegetables, what can I do about it?

Body odor: Body odor can be from foods and there are similar foods to onions like garlic, shallots, and chives. Body odor can also be from bacteria. Changing your diet to mostly raw for a few days may help cleanse you along with lots of fluids and frequent washing. ...Read more

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What will cause your sweat/body odor to smell like maple syrup?

Body odor: I am not sure why that is happening but for starters you must see your doctor soon to work on this.

I hope family and friends are not complaining about you or avoiding you. ...Read more

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What could cause your sweat/body odor to smell like maple syrup?

Interesting question: You almost certainly have thiamine deficiency. Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1 plays an important part in protein metabolism. A defect in this metabolism results in the production of a substance in the body which is excreted in the sweat and the urine and smells like maple syrup. Stop all forms of sugar and alcohol and obtain high dose thiamine from the health food store. ...Read more

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Why does my body odor smell strongly, like cat pee? I do prespire more than the average person but don't even exercise regularly. My norm odor is bad!

Diet: Consider changing your diet. Avoid sugar, eat lots of organic green leafy vegetables, drink lots of water. Limit meat intake.
If this persists, consider seeing a holistic or integrative medicine physician for metabolic testing. ...Read more

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For a week I've sporadically noticed a new body odor coming from my back. The smell resembles concentrated hydrogen peroxide not normal BO. Worried.

FailedTheSmellTest: And how do you know it's coming from your "back? " And what part of the back? Like, from way low down there in the backside?? I've never smelled concentrated hydrogen peroxide, sorry. I could guess that it's hard to wash certain parts of the back and so maybe a back brush would be in order. Or maybe it's something you're wearing or needs cleaning? Otherwise, let your doctor get his nose involved. ...Read more

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I have a unpleasant body odor from last 5 years in which my body smell very bad. I am suggested to take detox and probotics tablets. Will it help me? I

Body odor: The food eaten in various cultures is what mostly has an impact on the personal incense released into the air through our eccrine glands. That's why Indian body odor can have notes of curry, etc. Using a Detox may be a 'Bandaid" only and until you address your dietary intake of possible offending foods you eat, the problem will persist. No magic answers here, Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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How can you stop armpit (body odor) smell?

How can you stop armpit (body odor) smell?

Hygiene: And deodorant. Also avoid spicy foods and certain vegetables if they seem to aggravate the problem. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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How can you most effectively eliminate foot and body odor and smell really good?

How can you most effectively eliminate foot and body odor and smell really good?

Soap: Soap and water, and if it persists, see a dermatologist. He or she may prescribe topical antibiotics and even internal ones at times. Soaking feet in a very diluted household bleach solution may help kill the bacteria responsible for this problem. Never wear the same pair of socks twice. Take your socks off at night and let your feet air out. ...Read more

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What can I do if my armpits smell really bad. I don't know why, is it just body odor I can't get rid of?

What can I do if my armpits smell really bad. I don't know why, is it just body odor I can't get rid of?

Cleanse: Body odor is caused by perspiration and bacteria which are plentiful all over the body surface but grow excessively in moist closed spaces. Cleansing and antiperspirants will help the problem. ...Read more

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Breath smell bad after doing poo twice or more in a day! I really don't know what's the logic behind it. But, smell of breath, body odor intensifies?

Breath smell bad after doing poo twice or more in a day! I really don't know what's the logic behind it. But, smell of breath, body odor intensifies?

Try this logic...: There's a very good chance that even a little stool leakage is the problem. Any change in diet, alteration in gut flora, or purgative agents may change your stool pattern & odor. Please keep in mind that not everything bought in a health food store, or "natural" products (however well intentioned in taking), may agree with you or be entirely safe. See your doctor instead for evaluation & advice. ...Read more

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I have a stinking body odor when I do or don't have sex with my husband, I can't smell it but he compared the scent to a alley in new york.?

I have a stinking body odor when I do or don't have sex with my husband, I can't smell it but he compared the scent to a alley in new york.?

Bacterial vaginosis?: It sounds like you may have bacterial vaginosis. This will require testing with the doctor and then if confirmed treatment with antibiotics. Bacterial vaginosis is an overgrowth of normal vaginal bacteria it is not a sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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I have a unexplained bad body odor that will not leave. My doctor says its in my head. Can I be imagining the disgusting reactions to the smell to?

Yes: It is possible to misread people's reactions to you; if you believe that you smell badly, you may misread other people's cues in the light of how you feel; you may have an obsessive compulsive trait and may need to see someone who has expertise in this area;. ...Read more

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I'm almost 46. Why do I always smell like body odor when I'm always cold, shower, perfume so on? Had gastric bypass 4 yrs ago and gallbladder 3 mon. Go

I'm almost 46. Why do I always smell like body odor when I'm always cold, shower, perfume so on? Had gastric bypass 4 yrs ago and gallbladder 3 mon. Go

Foods: Your situation MAY have something to do w/the foods you eat. Because you have had GI surgery it is important that you eat properly as you know. Please see your doc tor and a nutritionist and mention the body odor. Peace and good health. ...Read more