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Is it normal that my baby has body odor?

Is it normal that my baby has body odor?

No: Babies typically do not have any body odor, therefore this is a situation where your child needs to be examined. ...Read more

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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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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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Can having a baby permanently change your body odor?

Can having a baby permanently change your body odor?

Probably.: I know of any real data, but lots of women (including my wife) have told me that they noticed a change in bodily odors after delivering babies -- and it makes sense when you think of all the profound hormonal changes that take place during pregnancy. Honestly, my wife smells the same to me as she did prior to having our children - but i'm a guy, what do I know? ...Read more

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What would cause me to have body odor after having a baby?

What would cause me to have body odor after having a baby?

Many women...: ...Report that they smell different after having a baby. Presumably that is due to one of the many hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy. It is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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

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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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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B-c sized breasts and between them getting a body odor smell even without sweating. Skin looks normal. What could this be? And how to suppress smell?

B-c sized breasts and between them getting a body odor smell even without sweating. Skin looks normal. What could this be? And how to suppress smell?

Wash Away Bacteria: You are having "body odor smell even without sweating" between your breasts. Sweat by itself does not have an offensive odor however when sweat meets bacteria on the skin, odor is the result. Bathing this area with adequate soap and water should be effective. An antibacterial soap may work a bit better. If you are still having problems after this, see your doctor for more treatment options. ...Read more

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What causes body odor?

Sweat: It is acted on by skin bacteria to produce b.O. The only treatment is good hygiene. ...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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