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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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