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Is there a way to reduce propionic acid, or sweat smelling like vinegar?

Is there a way to reduce propionic acid, or sweat smelling like vinegar?

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

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For the last 2 months, i've been feeling really thirsty tiredness skin and sweat smelling sweet?

For the last 2 months, i've been feeling really thirsty tiredness skin and sweat smelling sweet?

Many possibilities: Hi. You should see your doctor. We out here in internet-land can't get enough information. Almost any/every disease makes you tired, but most tired people don't have a disease. Diabetes can make you drink more, in which case you'd also pee more. I have no idea about sweet smelling sweat (except maybe your nose doesn't work!). ;-) I suggest you see your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more

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My sweat is recently smelling like vinegar, its annoying i keep washing my body all the time. So what coukd couse that?

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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Bad smelling sweat on my groin area and arm pits, regardless of bathing more, cud it b to do with my genes or food I eat?

Bad smelling sweat on my groin area and arm pits, regardless of bathing more, cud it b to do with my genes or food I eat?

Suggestion: Could be a lotta things but try this first: Get some of that antibacterial gel that people use to clean their hands. Get the kind with aloe in it. And slather that on your groin and armpits after bathing with Dial soap or Hibiclens Cleanser (or both) and see what happens. There';s a good chance that might help. If not, move to a deserted island somewhere in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my husbands feet started smelling from sweat suddenly? What can we do to cure it?

Could you tell me why my husbands feet started smelling from sweat suddenly? What can we do to cure it?

Stop excess perspire: Controlling excess perspiration is a good start. Wearing socks that absorb moisture and letting feet air out whenever possible. A small amount of powder in shoes may help. Spray shoes with disinfectant: wear shoes that"breathe" properly. There are medications which can control excessive perspiration. Good hygeine obviously is also important. ...Read more

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What is in sweat?

What is in sweat?

Sweating: Perspiration (sweating, transpiration, or diaphoresis) is the production of a fluid consisting primarily of water as well as various dissolved solids (chiefly chlorides), that is excreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals.[1] sweat contains the chemicals or odorants 2-methylphenol (o-cresol) and 4-methylphenol (p-cresol), as well as a small amount of urea. ...Read more

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How to stop but sweat?

How to stop but sweat?

Antiperspirant: It doesn't care where you put it. Try an antiperspirant. Sprays can work well in locations like this. ...Read more