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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

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Vaginal odor smell diabetic & I look on line for some home remedies one read to use a tampon with vinegar & water but it cause dryness help please..

Vaginal odor smell diabetic & I look on line for some home remedies one read to use a tampon with vinegar & water but it cause dryness help please..

Vaginal odor may: Indicate yeast overgrowth ("infection") or bacterial vaginosis. See gyn/fp for exam, culture, & treatment. Diabetics (especially if sugars not well controlled) may be more prone to yeast due to increased food for the yeast. Chlamydia or other std also a possibility & reason to be checked. ...Read more

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I have a white-ish discharge that smells like vinegar. What does this mean?

I have a white-ish discharge that smells like vinegar. What does this mean?

It means: You may have an infection, therefore I would go in and be examined. ...Read more

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How can you cover up both the bad smell and taste of vinegar when it's used in salad dressings?

Vinegar: Vinegar is acetic acid, it naturally has a tart and acidic tast. Mixing well with oil and spices is the most common way to modify the tartness. ...Read more

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For about a month now I've noticed that y sweat smells really sour like vinegar. Is this normal? What could cause this?

For about a month now I've noticed that y sweat smells really sour like vinegar. Is this normal? What could cause this?

Fermentation: The only time I have seen this happening is if you have fungal infection in your body. Certain fungus ferments the sweat or other body fluids. Seek MD help. ...Read more

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Kirkland Aller-tec (Zyrtec/cetrizine) bottle smells like vinegar? Is it expired???

Kirkland Aller-tec (Zyrtec/cetrizine) bottle smells like vinegar? Is it expired???

Return to Kirkland: Our nose helps us to sense spoilage. Although some medications do emit some chemical scent, a strong vinegar odor suggests that the product might have been contaminated (chemical or moisture). Return the bottle to Kirkland. ...Read more

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Why do some people smell like vinegar when they wake up?

Morning breath: Body odor can build overnight from a variety of causes including perspiration and bacteria build up both on the body and in the mouth. ...Read more

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Why do my cuts (selfharm) smell like 'vinegar'?

Why do my cuts (selfharm) smell like 'vinegar'?

I am not sure?: Any signs of infection? Signs of infection can include: increased swelling, redness, tenderness, ^ pain, warmth, red streaks, purulent drainage, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Medical evaluation may be warranted. What help are receiving for your cutting? ...Read more

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My baby breath smells like vinegar. What does this indicate?

My baby breath smells like vinegar. What does this indicate?

Vinegar smell: Check with his/her pediatrician for workup to rule out metabolic/endocrine abnormality, such as diabetes, especially if it runs in the family. ...Read more

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After sleeping when I wake in the morning I smell like vinegar. What is wrong with me?

After sleeping when I wake in the morning I smell like vinegar. What is wrong with me?

Propionobacteria: These are present on the skin and break down Amino Acids present in the sweat glands in to propionic acid or propanoic acid. These are similar to Acetic Acid and smell like vinegar to some people. There is nothing wrong with you. See a dermatologist if you are seeking a way to rid yourself of this odor. ...Read more

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Does venlafaxine XR really expire? If the bottle of pills begins to smell like vinegar, is this a sign of expiry?

Does venlafaxine XR really expire? If the bottle of pills begins to smell like vinegar, is this a sign of expiry?

Yes..: All drugs really expire at some point. I would definitely consider them expired or past their prime if they smell like vinegar- that's not normal! In general you should practice not taking pills that have already expired- to avoid getting sick and because they may not be as effective. ...Read more

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Why does my sweat smell like sour vinegar? I sweat a lot during the night, but I never use too. Should I be worried?

Why does my sweat smell like sour vinegar? I sweat a lot during the night, but I never use too. Should I be worried?

Many possibilities.: Sweat can smell like whatever you have been eating. Some vitamins and medications can do it too. Or if you have diabetes, that can do it. Certain types of bacteria can also break down sweat into proprionic acid, which has a similar structure to acetic acid (the acid found in vinegar). If dietary change and stopping/changing medications doesn't solve the problem, see your doctor. ...Read more

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When your water breaks does it have a slight oder? Which sort of smells like salt and vinegar chips

When your water breaks does it have a slight oder? Which sort of smells like salt and vinegar chips

Ruptured membranes: Indeed. Comically, I tell my girls to put a small jar of pickles in their bag. If their water breaks in a public place, say the grocery store or post office, throw and smash the jar of pickles and as they send people to clean up, quietly leave the store unnoticed in all the fuss. ...Read more

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My sweat smells like vinegar when im sleeping. My sheets are wet and smell every morning. What is this from?

My sweat smells like vinegar when im sleeping. My sheets are wet and smell every morning. What is this from?

Depends...: Certain medication and medical condition will do it. Typhoid, TB can do it....it is uncommon. Hyper hydrosis.......can occur but will affect you RTC. Hee PMD get evaluated. ...Read more