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Should I be worried if my little boy of 7 smells like syrup?

Should I be worried if my little boy of 7 smells like syrup?

Maybe......: There is a genetic disease --maple-syrup urine disease. If you are concerned about how your child smells, discuss it with his pediatrician. Specific testing can be done. ...Read more

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3 days ago i started having a smell thats smells like something is rotten inside me. It is continusouly never stops....

3 days ago i started having a smell thats smells like something is rotten inside me. It is continusouly never stops....

Ambiguous: There is not enough information in your question and none on your personal profile to give you any specific medical advice. Often times bad persistent smells represent a sinus infection. ...Read more

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For the last couple months I have been smelling this awful smell!! I am really not even sure how to explain what it smells like because I have never ?

For the last couple months I have been smelling this awful smell!!  I am really not even sure how to explain what it smells like because I have never ?

Need more info: This could be due to an infection in your sinuses or a foreign body lodged behind your nasal cavity. Please make an appointment with your family physician or an ENT physician as soon as possible. ...Read more

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HI MY BOYFRIEND IS PUCKING AND IT SMELLS LIKE ROTTEN EGGS?

HI MY BOYFRIEND IS PUCKING AND IT SMELLS LIKE ROTTEN EGGS?

Nonspecific: The cause of his vomiting can be due to various things like virus infection, food poisoning or intolerance, inflamed stomach lining,etc. The odor of the vomitus is also nondiagnostic. Have him try drinking flat,room temperature ginger ale which can relieve nausea and vomiting. If symptoms persist or worsen, contact his physician. ...Read more

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If my baby smells like smoke after being held by a smoker is it harmful even if he is never near so?

If my baby smells like smoke after being held by a smoker  is it harmful even if he is never near so?

Maybe, maybe not: Every person, place, and animal has a scent. The question is whether or not a larger number of harmful particles or molecules gets into a baby if held by a person with a smoke-scent, compared to a person with a roofing-tar-scent, a fried-chicken-scent, etc... Many scents are picked up at work; others are self-imposed, such as perfumes. Perhaps the harm of merely smelling smoky is really small. ...Read more

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Is urine that smells like rubber something to worry about? Its not an everytime thing but once in a while

Is urine that smells like rubber something to worry about?  Its not an everytime thing but once in a while

Almost certainly not: Urine odors are heavily dependent on what we eat, how much water we have had, meds we may be taking, etc. I would not worry! ...Read more

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This morning my boyfriend smelled like pizza to me and now he smells like sausage to me nobody smells it but me. Is that normal?

This morning my boyfriend smelled like pizza to me and now he smells like sausage to me nobody smells it but me. Is that normal?

Hard to say: you may have a very sensitive nose, or you may be absolutely right. u could also be having phantosmia, which is hallucinations of your sense of smell. please read the article: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/temporal-lobe-seizure/expert-answers/phantosmia/faq-20058131 you may want to follow up with your PCP in case it may be some serious underlying disorder. ...Read more

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Over the past few days, I've been smelling random smells, like burnt toast when no one is making any, or today it's strawberries. Could this be sinus?

Over the past few days, I've been smelling random smells, like burnt toast when no one is making any, or today it's strawberries. Could this be sinus?

Yes: Chronic rhinosinusitis disrupts the olfactory, (smell), receptors in the nose resulting in misinterpretation of certain smells depending on how bad the damage. ...Read more

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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 a internal i?

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 a 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