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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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. 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
Hard to say: Perspiration is a good thing; it's what we use to keep our body temperature normal in situations (excessive heat or exercise) where it could get too high. But, "easy sweating" is like "easy bruising"; there is no clear definition for this. Persons in poorer physical condition may perspire more with less activity than more fit individuals; in that case I wouldn't call it "good". ...Read more
Many causes.: Physiologic causes include hot temperatures, hot foods and spicy foods - things that raise your body temperature enough to signal the sympathetic nervous system to turn down the heat. Nonphysiologic causes include nervous system communication breakdowns such as parkinson's disease, nerve damage associated with diabetes, shingles, and nerve damage from surgery. ...Read more
Menopause: Well, there are numerous reasons why women may sweat, but if you are asking why women around age 50 tend to have sudden hot flashes where they break out into a sweat for no apparent reason, then this is due to menopause, a normal change that occurs around age 50 as the ovaries stop producing estrogen. ...Read more
Sweat/Urination: The frequent urination is likely due to a condition called overactive bladder. You should see your doctor to be prescribed a medication called oxybutinin to stop these bladder spasms from happening. The only thing that would really cause sweating when you feel like you have to urinate is a condition called autonomic dysreflexia. This happens and people who have a history of a spinal cord injury. ...Read more
Cold sweats: There is no way to tell without a thorough history and physical, but cold sweats can occur for a number of reasons. Some include serious conditions such as physical trauma, shock, difficultly breathing, low blood sugar, and heart attack. Others may be more benign. Recommend seeing your doctor. ...Read more
Night sweats: Because you are developing fevers late in the evening and sweating is one of the body's ways of lowering the body temperature. You need to see a doctor and find out why this is occurring. Tuberculosis is the classic cause of night sweats, but there are numerous other possibilities. Make a list of all your symptoms and their associations and take it with you to an infectious diseases expert. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer