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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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I often get really smelly 'down there', sweat and things i guess, but its so embarrassing. What can I do to stop smelling other than having a wash?

Sweat : The smell is typically related to excess sweat and bacteria that thrive in the sweaty environment. Have you tried any remedies to reduce the sweating? There is a prescription medication called drysol for excessive sweating. Try drysol first and if not effective by itself, consider using baking soda to further reduce moisture and create an alkaline environment that bacteria do not like. ...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 do you suggest if my husbands feet started smelling really he says the sweat what can we do to cure it please help.?

What do you suggest if my husbands feet started smelling really he says the sweat what can we do to cure it please help.?

Smelly Feet: The cause of bad odor from the feet can be caused by different things. The most common cause is athletes foot. Best treatment is to get over the counter medication and apply it as directed. Also to prevent reinfections, it is important to destroy the organism in the shoes as well. Cheapest and easiest way is to put your shoes in plastic zip lock bag and place in the freezer for 24 hours. ...Read more

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I noticed on Adderall that I sweat a strange, chemical and almost fruit smelling odor. A search of the internet provided many people with the same question but no definitive answer?

I noticed on Adderall that I sweat a strange, chemical and almost fruit smelling odor. A search of the internet provided many people with the same question but no definitive answer?

Drug effect: Almost all adult males have increased perspiration with stimulants, particularly amphetamines. This is typical sympathomemetic dose related effect. How sweat itself smells is a result of individual chemistry & diet. Sweet smelling perspiration suggests an abundance of Amino Acids in diet. Dry mouth accompanies sweating, so drinking excessive amounts of diet drinks increases phenylalanine loads. ...Read more

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My urine is clear in color but this morning smelled like gasoline and I feel like I've been kicked in the back lower ribs by a horse..also I sweat and it is gross smelling below?

My urine is clear in color but this morning smelled like gasoline and I feel like I've been kicked in the back lower ribs by a horse..also I sweat and it is gross smelling below?

That's a very...: ...colorful description but, even if I could tell you what's causing it, I couldn't treat you. Foul smelling urine or vagina discharge, pain in the low back and sweating are red flags for something that needs medical attention. Kidney stones, bladder or kidney infections and bacterial vaginitis are possible conditions that need to be ruled out or treated. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why does my sweat smell like pee & what can I do to stop it from smelling like that ?

Why does my sweat smell like pee & what can I do to stop it from smelling like that ?

Not sure: ? High ammonia levels in the sweat makes it seem like it smells like urine?. See your dr and get some labs drawn. ...Read more