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Skin Odor (Overview)

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, eating certain foods, etc.


Skin Odor (Overview)

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, eating certain foods, etc.


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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

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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
Once
Use mild soap when washing the skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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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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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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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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