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Sweat Smell Vinegar
Propionic acid: It is present in sweat and chemically similar to Acetic Acid (vinegar). ...Read more
Why does my sweat smell like sour vinegar? I sweat a lot during the night, but I never use too. Should I be worried?
Many possibilities.: Sweat can smell like whatever you have been eating. Some vitamins and medications can do it too. Or if you have diabetes, that can do it. Certain types of bacteria can also break down sweat into proprionic acid, which has a similar structure to acetic acid (the acid found in vinegar). If dietary change and stopping/changing medications doesn't solve the problem, see your doctor. ...Read more
For about a month now I've noticed that y sweat smells really sour like vinegar. Is this normal? What could cause this?
My husband has sweats really bad in the night where he is dripping wet and so is the bed. The sweat also smells like vinegar is this normal?
Not normal: He needs to get checked. Tell doctor he has 'night sweats'. ...Read more
My sweat smells like vinegar when im sleeping. My sheets are wet and smell every morning. What is this from?
Depends...: Certain medication and medical condition will do it. Typhoid, TB can do it....it is uncommon. Hyper hydrosis.......can occur but will affect you RTC. Hee PMD get evaluated. ...Read more
Sometimes I sweat a lot at night while I'm asleep, often waking me up and my missus says it smells like vinegar, should I be worried?
Many causes: It could be caused by food you're eating. Check with your doctor. ...Read more
I sweat horribly in my sleep, bad enough that I wake up drenched. For the past year, my sweat reaks like vinegar. Why so much sweat? And the smell??
More detail needed..: There are so many variables... what is the air temp of yoursleeping area, what type of bed covers, what is your diet, what is your BMI, what other medicines, what other health issues? The odor could be the result of skin bacteria working on sweat chemicals. Sweatting is also a way the body can rid itself of toxins, hence the value of sauna therapy for detoxification. Consult with a Endocrinologist ...Read more
Vinegar swell: Most likely it I just your sweat. A light sweat can have sort of a vinegary, mild acid odor. After the time it gets stringer, starts smelly fishy, then gets really foul. Make sure you wipe you sweat off after all exercise. Some people just sweat at night (colds, medications, certain diseases, over-bundled). Wipe it off, use a deodorizer, and see if it comes back. It does not sound like a disease. ...Read more
My 2yr old daughter's sweat smells like vinegar and she sweats a lot, even out of the bath, should I have her tested?
Consult a specialist: There are a number of metabolic disorders that cause unusual body odors. Some of them can be treated by a change in the diet alone. I would recommend having your child seen by a geneticist who specializes in these rare conditions to see if further work-up is warranted. ...Read more
Vinegar & Sweating: It very well could be a type of sensetivity or allergy. As long as there is no difficulty breatihng, swallowing, shortness of breath, lip swelling, chest pain...I would not be too concerned. To test this theory, one could try a course of OTC allergy med for a week and try the vinegar again ansee what happens. If no sweating on the allergy med, most likely type of allergic reaction. ...Read more
It means: You may have an infection, therefore I would go in and be examined. ...Read more
Vinegar: Vinegar is acetic acid, it naturally has a tart and acidic tast. Mixing well with oil and spices is the most common way to modify the tartness. ...Read more
My sweat is recently smelling like vinegar, its annoying I keep washing my body all the time. So what coukd couse that?
Many possibilities.: Sweat can smell like whatever you have been eating. Some vitamins and medications can do it too. Or if you have diabetes, that can do it. Certain types of bacteria can also break down sweat into proprionic acid, which has a similar structure to Acetic Acid (the acid found in vinegar). If dietary change and stopping/changing medications doesn't solve the problem, see your doctor. ...Read more
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Body odor: Body odor is caused by the bacteria breakdown of sweat. Most medications cause the reduction of sweat. There is over the counter topical certaindri, topical prescription drysol and 3% topical glycopyrrolate. There is the oral medication Robinul but there are side effects. Also Botox injections reduce sweat. One can treat the bacteria by topical antibiotics. See you local dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Propionobacteria: These are present on the skin and break down Amino Acids present in the sweat glands in to propionic acid or propanoic acid. These are similar to Acetic Acid and smell like vinegar to some people. There is nothing wrong with you. See a dermatologist if you are seeking a way to rid yourself of this odor. ...Read more
Does venlafaxine XR really expire? If the bottle of pills begins to smell like vinegar, is this a sign of expiry?
Yes..: All drugs really expire at some point. I would definitely consider them expired or past their prime if they smell like vinegar- that's not normal! In general you should practice not taking pills that have already expired- to avoid getting sick and because they may not be as effective. ...Read more
Accidentally ate past dated salad dressing (oil, vinegar, Parmesan) expired June 24 2014. is it still good? It smells good
Expired food: I would not eat any more of it but you will most likely be ok. ...Read more
Yes: If in doubt don't use it, get another one ...Read more
Return to Kirkland: Our nose helps us to sense spoilage. Although some medications do emit some chemical scent, a strong vinegar odor suggests that the product might have been contaminated (chemical or moisture). Return the bottle to Kirkland. ...Read more
When your water breaks does it have a slight oder? Which sort of smells like salt and vinegar chips
Ruptured membranes: Indeed. Comically, I tell my girls to put a small jar of pickles in their bag. If their water breaks in a public place, say the grocery store or post office, throw and smash the jar of pickles and as they send people to clean up, quietly leave the store unnoticed in all the fuss. ...Read more
Will taking expired cetirizine tablets cause health problems, for about a year now and didn't think anything of the vinegar smell, expired 01/15?
Quite possible: Your age is one problem if you are 65 or older. Over prolonged usage you may get liver or kidney impairment. The vinegar smell is a warning that the drug has deteriorated. I would advise seeing your physician and discuses the taking of certirizine over such a prolonged time. ...Read more
If I garlic, onion, cabbage & vinegar based food, my pee will smell just like those things I mentioned for a day or so. Can you tell me why? Worried!
That is normal...: What you smelled is entirely normal and expected because not all the ingredients of what you consumed will be metabolized to become odorless, but freely filtered through the kidneys leading to the smell you reported. That will not hurt you; do not worry about it. To testify such, you may stop consuming these kinds of foods for 1 week and see if the offensive odor may fade. Best wish... ...Read more
I have a bottle of Excedrin migraine and it has a slight vinegar smell to it. Should I discard it? Its not expired. I also just took one, tasted sweet
Smell of excedrin: Excedrin contains Aspirin which is an acid and does smell like vinegar which is also an acid. ...Read more
I covered my hair with a shower cap and left it on for several hours. I took it off and now my hair stinks. It smells like vinegar/bread. Is that bad?
Candida overgrowth: Or other bacteria and fungi. Wash hair and shower cap and use baking soda in rinse to remove odor. If diet is high in sugar and starches you skin may be colonized with candida. Dry skin can be sign of essential fatty acid deficiency or thyroid disease. Candida can trigger hashimoto's thyroiditis. Re-examine life style and optimize health. ...Read more