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Smelly, musty skin odor?

Smelly, musty skin odor?

Several causes: What is the patient we are talking about, as this can be due to different conditions. In children, phenylketonuria produces a characteristic "mousy, musty body odor". Conditions such as candidiasis, hydradenitis suppurativa, as well as factors such as mensturual cycle can change body odor. ...Read more

Skin Odor (Definition)

Skin odor is a symptom in which a person has either an unusual odor coming from his skin, or an exaggerated odor of a "normal" scent. Skin odors can be due to poor hygiene, familial/hereditary traits, skin infections, hormonal problems, ...Read more


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My grandaughter has a really bad skin odor that can't be washed away. Is it a disease or something?

My grandaughter has a really bad skin odor that can't be washed away. Is it a disease or something?

Ask your doctor: Take your granddaughter to a pediatrician or specialist to evaluate for possible infection, dermatologic problem, or perhaps a metabolic disease. Examination and/or lab testing may uncover the cause of the persistent odor. ...Read more

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What type of health issues include skin odor that recently and consistently smells like urine with an EKG that shows ischemia, increased WBC w/o fever severe fatigue, headaches and pain in the body?

What type of health issues include skin odor that recently and consistently smells like urine with an EKG that shows ischemia, increased WBC w/o fever severe fatigue, headaches and pain in the body?

These are urgent.: You may have reduced kidney function, high blood pressure and an infection not helped by tamiflu. You need to see a doctor urgently for an examination and for blood tests to clarify these issues. Please don't delay! ...Read more

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My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

Hmm: Is it a callus or a mole? I'd get checked to confirm what is is as dark spots can be suspicious for skin cancer and other things. Please see your doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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Which is the best home remedy to get rid of foot odor?

Which is the best home remedy to get rid of foot odor?

Foot odor: there really is no one best thing to do. Everyone's needs are different . The first best thing to do is see your podiatrist for an evaluation and recommendation for what will work right for you . ...Read more

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Other than OTC meds for foot odor, what's a good home remedy?

Other than OTC meds for foot odor, what's a good home remedy?

Antiperspirant, clor: Antiperspirant will decrease sweating and a dilute foot bath 1 tsp clorox to a galln of water will decrease bacteria which leads to odor. Other options are surgical soap such as hibicleans to decrease bacteria on skin. ...Read more

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Is there some home remedy that I can do to help my vaginal ph? I have this odd odor that comes and goes sometimes. I don't understand

Is there some home remedy that I can do to help my vaginal ph? I have this odd odor that comes and goes sometimes. I don't understand

Yes: use organic apple cider vinegar 1part to 25 parts of water. There are 2 common causes for vaginal infection-yeast infection or bacterial vaginosis. Vinegar will help Bactrial infection. If it does not clear in a few days try vaginal antifungal cream like monistat or clotrimazol and if not better within a few days see PCP or gynecologist ...Read more

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Home remedy for foot odor is baking powder or baking soda? Thanks :)

Home remedy for foot odor is baking powder or baking soda? Thanks :)

Foot odor: Here's a better one - wash with antibacterial soap and see your podiatrist for help with your shoes . I have some great things to help with that in my office that your podiatrist may have as well. ...Read more