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Skin Odor (Overview)

Skin odor = unpleasant smell from the tissue that forms the outermost layer of the body.


Skin Odor (Overview)

Skin odor = unpleasant smell from the tissue that forms the outermost layer of the body.


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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Get tested for food allergies
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Had UTI for two months, untreated. Entire body/skin reeks like dying person. No insur. How can I get rid of infect and smell?

Had UTI for two months, untreated. Entire body/skin reeks like dying person. No insur. How can I get rid of infect and smell?

See details: I doubt the skin and the UTI are related. Utis need antibiotics and these meds are available only by prescription. Look for a free clinic in your area. ...Read more

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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

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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What is the definition or description of: Skin odor?

What is the definition or description of: Skin odor?

Skin odor: Skin odor = unpleasant smell from the tissue that forms the outermost layer of the body. ...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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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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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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Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Is it safe to use Boric Acid (Roach and Ant killer) on skin for odor?

Is it safe to use Boric Acid (Roach and Ant killer) on skin for odor?

Roaco killer: Not a good idea! See your pharmacist for advice. Mane options to consider. ...Read more

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Is it possible for your skin to absorbs odors?

Certainly : Think of an odor as a chemical, like paint, that will stick to skin just like paint. In this way the odor that comes from skunk will stick to the skin as well as hair and clothes of a person. ...Read more

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I have Itchiness,Dryness,redness,peeling of skin,papules, funny odor, and one scab under the head of my penis what could it be?

I have Itchiness,Dryness,redness,peeling of skin,papules, funny odor, and one scab under the head of my penis what could it be?

?yeast: This could be a yeast infection of the head of the penis(balanitis). This may be transmitted by a female who has a yeast vaginal infection. I recommend that you have your physician evaluate you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Smoky odor on skin. Dairy products 1 root cause, has been removed from diet. But still comes back now and then. What else can cause it?

Smoky odor on skin. Dairy products 1 root cause, has been removed from diet. But still comes back now and then. What else can cause it?

Smoky Skin Odor: Are you taking any vitamins or supplements. For example fish oil can cause a fishy smell; garlic supplements smell like, well, garlic. Some foods, such a s asparagus, can cause a lingering odor in the urine. Review your diet and any pills you take with your doctor to get to the root of the problem. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
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If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
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If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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How do you remove urine odor from skin down there?

How do you remove urine odor from skin down there?

Hygiene: If you are talking about usual urine odor that is present in some folks, i would suggest to exercise proper hygiene, to begin with. After each urine passage, you will need to wipe yourself from front to back, either using a wet hand or toilet tissue. If it is still the problem after you've done it, you will need to use more water (get in the shower) and rinse whatever remnants of urine are hiding. ...Read more

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Skin is raw and has odor. Its between the thigh and vagina crease?

Skin is raw and has odor. Its between the thigh and vagina crease?

Fungal infection?: should be looked at by a doctor but in the meantime keep the area dry and clean ...Read more

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My sister is concerned because her newborn's (4 wks) head smells (loke body odor?). Ideas?

My sister is concerned because her newborn's (4 wks) head smells (loke body odor?). Ideas?

Scalp: Baby's scalp has lots of glands which produce sebum like material. Most of time the condition resolves only by simple cleaning and application of various creams. Head & shoulder can help. You need to rule out any fungal infection there. Get your baby checked by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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I've been having yellow thin discharge for a while. Its has an odor but not itchiness or irritation of the skin. What could this be?

I've been having yellow thin discharge for a while. Its has an odor but not itchiness or irritation of the skin. What could this be?

Needs evaluation.: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge & problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then It is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation & accurate assessment. ...Read more