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Can diabetes cause body odor?

Can diabetes cause body odor?

Maybe: If uncontrolled blood sugars, u can get fungal infections in your skin folds and bacterial build up in your mouth, both of which can smell bad. ...Read more

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Diabetes (Definition)

Diabetes is a disease of increased blood glucose levels. Glucose is a type of sugar that comes from the intake of food. Insulin is a type of hormone that removes the glucose from the blood and moves it into the cells to provide them with energy. There are two different types of diabetes: type 1 and type 2. Type 1 diabetes is when the body does not make any insulin. Therefore, glucose stays inside the blood and does not move into the cells. Type 2 diabetes, which is commonly associated with obesity, is when the body is either resistant to the effects of insulin or when the body does not produce enough insulin. Increased levels of glucose in the body causes severe damage to the ...Read more


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My husband has this onion body odor but does not consume onions. Concerns me because he has diabetes and he regularly showers sometimes twice a day?

My husband has this onion body odor but does not consume onions. Concerns me because he has diabetes and he regularly showers sometimes twice a day?

Green drink powders: Does your husband drink a greens drink shake made from fruits and vegetables? That can do it also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What're the causes of body odour for people who do not have diabetes and not obese.

What're the causes of body odour for people who do not have diabetes and not obese.

Body odor: Things that may cause a bad body odor can vary from generalized poor hygiene (not bathing), things you eat that may permeate through your skin, poor excretory hygiene (urination on clothes, or not properly wiping yourself after bowel movement), not using deodorant and perspiring, festering skin conditions left untreated, etc. ...Read more

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I have body odor & I can't get rid of bad breath I floss and brush & still don't work can it be my stomach or maybe a sign of diabetes I'm 240 pounds?

I have body odor & I can't get rid of bad breath I floss and brush & still don't work can it be my stomach or maybe a sign of diabetes I'm 240 pounds?

Several things: It's very hard to determine if these symptoms are all related. I would recommend you see both your internist and dentist The bad breath could be caused by dental decay, periodontitis, and /or stomach GI issues such as reflux. ...Read more

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What causes bad body odor?

Agree w Dr. Carlin.: There are also possible medical causes. Trimethylaminuria (TMAU), liver disease, renal disease & diabetes can cause body odor. ...Read more

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I have body odor after showering?

I have body odor after showering?

Use...: Unscented anti-bacterial soap, under arms, center of chest, crotch, rear. I realize there is some controversy about superficial anti-microbials, but no argument against them has stood up. You should have less odor. ...Read more

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Canexcessive showering cause body odor?

No: They can't as long as the water is clean and your towel isn't mildewed. ...Read more

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How early is to early to have body odor?

Can start very early: Body odor, aka bromhidrosis, is caused by several components of the skin flora, most commonly corynebacterium, propionibacteria, and staph aureus. If persistent in spite of deodorants, it can usually be managed with a topical antibiotic known as clindamycin. While body odor is more common starting around 9 years of age, it is well-documented in children that are much younger. ...Read more

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What are the causes of body odor to form?

Bromhidrosis: The chief cause of body odor is a small bacterium which is said to be gram-positive. This bacterium grows in the axillary or arm pit regions of the body as well as the groin and other areas. Since it is the main culprit in bromhidrosis or as we commonly know it b.O., it is wiser to use a topical antibiotic that any of the other solutions available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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What are the causes of persistent body odor?

Excess sweating or l: Excess sweating or lack of regular bathing are common causes of a body odor. Soetimes things that one eats can also cause an odor like garlic. Some people with certain metabolic diseases also secrete substances that have odors. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Body Odor (Definition)

Body odor is a symptom in which a person has a strong, undesirable odor usually coming from the mixture of sweat, bodily oils, bodily chemicals, and skin bacteria in the warmer, moist parts of the body. Babies and young children should have little or no body odor ...Read more