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What can cause a sour body odor?

What can cause a sour body odor?

Different things: I'd like more information. Is this an odor that's been persistent, or just appeared recently? Is this an odor that only you're aware of, or other people have noticed? Do you have any other medical diagnoses (such as diabetes)? Barring common issues such as hygiene or diet changes, some causes of a new sour odor include hormonal imbalance or possible infection. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Body Odor (Definition)

Body odor is a symptom in which a person has a strong, undesirable odor usually coming from the mixture of sweat, bodily oils, bodily chemicals, and skin bacteria in the warmer, moist parts of the body. Babies and young children should have little or no body odor ...Read more


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When I wake up in the morning I have a sour body odor. what might be causing it?

When I wake up in the morning I have a sour body odor.  what might be causing it?

Food you ate: Often, the food you eat can be smelled through your skins pores, especially if they are high in spices, etc. Try to play detective and note if you are eating anything differently that would make your sin emit odors. best wishes. ...Read more

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What causes sour body odor in groin area and under breasts?

Probably fungal: Infection. Both those areas are dark and can be moist. Giving way to fungal growth and foul odor. Keep area clean and dry. Use anti fungal cream and powders to help the area heal. Call your doctor for proper medication. ...Read more

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Why do I have sour body odor under my breasts and in groin area no rash or itching?

Why do I have sour body odor under my breasts and in groin area no rash or itching?

Can't say, Try this: Add bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) of soda to your bathing routine. Douse it liberally over areas of concern. Rinse throughly. Repeat. Consider massaging wet skin with a thin coating of sesame oil which is naturally antibiotic. Dry throughly. After a week of this daily routine, if the condition continues, add a gentle soap like Dr. Bronner's peppermint, or almond or lavender. Enjoy your softer, sweet-smelling skin. ...Read more

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What causes body odor?

Sweat: It is acted on by skin bacteria to produce b.O. The only treatment is good hygiene. ...Read more

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What causes bad body odor?

Agree w Dr. Carlin.: There are also possible medical causes. Trimethylaminuria (TMAU), liver disease, renal disease & diabetes can cause body odor. ...Read more

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How do I decrease body odor?

Daily hygiene starts: With soap shower or bath, desoderant and/or antiperspirant. Some use talcum. Attention to feet may harbor fungi, and persistant issues in the private aeas may need medical investigation. All deoderants are similar. Sample and select. ...Read more

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How can I control my body odor?

How can I control my body odor?

Can be: Caused by poor body hygiene or secondary to food or medication you ingested. Also, make sure that you're not the only one who smells the odor before initiating an investigation. ...Read more