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Mean Sweat Smell
Does it mean anything when your sweat smells sickeningly sweet? Like during the night you sweat, and in the morning you smell something sweet?
My daughter is 5 months old. Every time she sleeps she sweats in her head. And there is some kinda smell. What does that mean?
My urine smells sweet and seems sticky. I am also not sweating right when i work out. It's more of a clammy cold-ish sweat. What could this mean?
So simple: A simple dipstick test of your urine (in your doctor's office) can instantly determine if your urine is normal. Reduced perspiration when working out is indicative of dehydration. Rarely, there is a more serious issue: see http://www.Mayoclinic. Com/health/anhidrosis/ds01050. ...Read more
My armpit smells like alcohol. Ketone test strip under armpit(sweat) confirmed high ketone concentration. I'm not on keto diet. What can this mean?
Is it weird that I love my body smell? Especially down there. I also adore my smell when I sweat. Is it weird?
You're fine: I think this is perfectly healthy. People in love may enjoy one anothers' as well. We do require one another to keep body smells to a minimum, especially in the workplace. You can lose your job for 'bo' and nobody will tell you why. Olfaction (smells), memory and emotion are all handled by the same brain systems -- and a co-worker's natural scent signals may be a distraction. ...Read more
Hi, I'm a 26-year-old male in pretty good shape, exercise,diet, smoker.over the last 7 months I've had awful nite sweats every nite with sour smell??
I'm 21 I wake up and my butt hole is wet it smells really bad, no pain or anything and I know it's not sweat bc it's just around the hole that's wet?
Moisture,odor: There could be an anal fissure or low grade inflammation of the rectum(proctitis) causing the moisture and odor. Lack of pain or blood is a good sign. Try warm soaks, pat dry and apply anusol. Wear white not too tight panties. Keep bowel movements soft by taking a stool softener like colace daily. If symptoms persist consult a proctologist or colorectal surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...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 an 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
Ok, so I've noticed a smell down there often but I sweat a lot where I'm always on the move. And maybe this is TMI but my boyfriend says it taste weir?
Discharge?: This may be a normal odor for you or if there is discharge, you may have a low grade infection. ...Read more
The primary cause of strong-smelling perspiration is bacterial flora. Sweat is naturally odorless, but when it reaches the skin's surface, bacteria that normally live on the skin digest sweat and excrete the strong-smelling waste associated with smelly sweat.
Treat the bacteria and the smell goes away. ...Read more
Yes: Garlic, particularly, is excreted through the skin when it is digested if eaten in large quantities. ...Read more
Smelly sweat: Yes it may be caused by certain illness such as juvenile diabetes, and certain foods can cause smelly sweat. ...Read more
From the same person smell alike!
Sounds like an antiperspirant and good body hygiene should help!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
For about a month now I've noticed that y sweat smells really sour like vinegar. Is this normal? What could cause this?
When I sweat my body odor smells like onions. It's hard to work out in public places because of this. Frequent shower does no good. Help!
Onions: If you smell like onions you might be eating too many onions. Try cutting out onions and see if your sweat smells differently. ...Read more
My husband has sweats really bad in the night where he is dripping wet and so is the bed. The sweat also smells like vinegar is this normal?
Not normal: He needs to get checked. Tell doctor he has 'night sweats'. ...Read more
Today, after my workout, I found out that the sweat coming from my head smells very bad, despite the usual sweat smells not so nice. What can I do?
Smelling Sweat: Nothing much can be done. Keep drinking lot of water so diluting the concentrates. Keep hygiene clean. ...Read more
Hi, i'dlike to know what causes strong body odour. I sweat underarms & smell a lot. I always wash thoroughly twice a day bt still sweat&smell. Thanks?
Several ideas: There are several possibilities. It could be your diet. Some stinky foods make stinky sweat. Garlic, herbs and spices can make your sweat smelly. Alternatively, androgens or male hormones can do this as well. There is nothing to do about that. Also, bacteria can make any moist area smell bad. An antibacterial skin wash may help. Also, try a different anti-perspirant or deodorant. ...Read more
It is not the sweat: It's not your sweat but the sweat interacting with the bacteria on your skin. One way is to use something like Drysol, as an anti-perspirant. This will markedly decrease the amount of sweat that is excreted thus diminishing the amount available to interact with skin bacteria thus diminishing the odor ...Read more