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Very rare: Malignant eccrine spiradenoma is a type of tumor that develops from a sweat gland in the skin. It starts as a rapidly-growing bump on the head or abdomen, and may cause tenderness, redness, or an open wound. The exact cause of malignant eccrine spiradenoma is unknown, though it is thought that sun exposure or problems with the immune system (immunosuppression) may contribute. ...Read more
My husband is complaining that he smells like onions if he sweats he doesn't eat that many onions is this a medical issue is it a sign of a internal i?
Eccrine Bromhidrosis: The medical term for this is eccrine bromhidrosis. It is rarely due to an internal condition, but a thorough physical exam should be performed to rule out any infection or metabolic disease. If the husband is the only one who can smell the odor, then special attention needs to be placed on his nasal passages, as there may be an infection there that only he can smell. History is important too. ...Read more
See a podiatrist: Smelly feet are caused by bacteria, fungus, or both. It is best to allow your feet to air dry. Avoid shoewear that traps the moisture in the shoes. Often times cheap shoes do not breath and be made of plastic or simulated leather. Try soaking your feet in tea to dry the eccrine glands, use foot powders, ie zeasorb, and allow your feet to catch sunlight and air. See your podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Usually not, but ...: Body odor ( or bromihidrosis) is predominantly a functional disorder of excessive secretion of apocrine or/and eccrine glands of skin, especially apocrine glands in axillla, genital areas, and breasts. So, check that out first before considering rare conditions related with thyroid or kidney disorders by working closely with Doc timely. For the time being, regular cleansing and drying the areas. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scalp Odor: As with other body odors, a scalp odor is often caused by sweat interacting with bacteria on the skin. The body has two types of sweat glands: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine glands secrete fluid onto the skin to help cool the body as the fluid evaporates. Odor develops from the bacterial breakdown of apocrine sweat. ...Read more