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My husband is complaining that he smells like onions if he sweats he doesn't eat that many onions is this a medical issue is it a sign of a internal i?

My husband is complaining that he smells like onions if he sweats he doesn't eat that many onions is this a medical issue is it a sign of a internal i?

Eccrine Bromhidrosis: The medical term for this is eccrine bromhidrosis. It is rarely due to an internal condition, but a thorough physical exam should be performed to rule out any infection or metabolic disease. If the husband is the only one who can smell the odor, then special attention needs to be placed on his nasal passages, as there may be an infection there that only he can smell. History is important too. ...Read more

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My husband is 40 and he sweats a lot at night and it smells terrible. Blood work shows all is ok. We keep the temp down and sleep with a fan.. Help!

My husband is 40 and he sweats a lot at night and it smells terrible. Blood work shows all is ok. We keep the temp down and sleep with a fan.. Help!

Still too hot: It may be that the room temperature is still too warm at night. Our bodies temperature drops a bit at night and sweating is one way it does that. Otherwise a consultation with a sleep physician may be appropriate. ...Read more

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Why does my sweat smell like garlic?

Why does my sweat smell like garlic?

Have you: Been eating garlic-flavored or spicy foods? You sweat will often smell like the food/drink/medication you have ingested. ...Read more

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If I eat a lot of garlic and onions will my sweat smell?

If I eat a lot of garlic and onions will my sweat smell?

Yes: Garlic, particularly, is excreted through the skin when it is digested if eaten in large quantities. ...Read more

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My partner has Night sweats. He soaks the bed n it smells sour i cant handle it how can we stop it?

My partner has Night sweats. He soaks the bed n it smells sour i cant handle it how can we stop it?

Not uncommon: Serious causes of night sweats can be ruled out with a thorough history, physical examination, tests and imaging studies. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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My feet seems to smells badly when it sweats.Is there any underlying problem behind it?

My feet seems to smells badly when it sweats.Is there any underlying problem behind it?

Bromodosis: Having smelly feet is a common problem caused by a build-up of sweat/bacteria. It can usually be improved with some simple treatments and self-help measures. One of the best ways to prevent the bacteria multiplying is to practice good foot hygiene. Wash your feet every day, keep your toenails short and clean, and check the soles of your feet for hard, dead skin and remove it with a foot file. If you have a fungus, that can also cause bromodosis, so be treated for that if evident. ...Read more

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It's really cold in our office but my feet sweats alot and smells, what can i do?

It's really cold in our office but my feet sweats alot and smells, what can i do?

Two things: during the day put powder on your feet and at night you can use rx drysol or Otc deodorant spray. After a month you won't need the powder and the spray you can use it once a week ...Read more

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My 2yr old daughter's sweat smells like vinegar and she sweats a lot, even out of the bath, should I have her tested?

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

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Heavy night sweats. wake up soaked. smells like urine. menopause at 35 -full hystorectomy (sp). 51 yo. have RA and fibromylgia. have had sweats 10 yrs?

Heavy night sweats. wake up soaked. smells like urine. menopause at 35 -full hystorectomy (sp). 51 yo. have RA and fibromylgia. have had sweats 10 yrs?

See dr: Please see your dr for evaluation. Might be menopause related but could have other causes too depending on other symptoms you are having. In-person evaluation is needed to determine underlying cause. ...Read more

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My underarm smells awful evrytime it sweats even though I use antibacterial soap and deodorant. Help?

My underarm smells awful evrytime it sweats even though I use antibacterial soap and deodorant. Help?

Body odor: Underarm odor is caused by bacteria in the skin. To minimize profuse sweating, you not only have to use deodorant but also an antiperspirant (look for ammonium or aluminum) in the deodorant. If that fails, you can use drysol or Botox injections. ...Read more

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My vagina sweats alot and it starts to smell like musk what can I do?

My vagina sweats alot and it starts to smell like musk what can I do?

Vaginal odor: Foul smelling discharge needs to be evaluated. The most common cause is a nonsexually transmitted overgrowth of bacteria called bacterial vaginosis. Testing for sexually transmitted disease may need to be done as well. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm a 26 year old male in pretty good shape,exercise,diet,smoker.over the last 7 months I've had awful nite sweats every nite with sour smell??

Hi, I'm a 26 year old male in pretty good shape,exercise,diet,smoker.over the last 7 months I've had awful nite sweats every nite  with sour smell??

Night sweats: There are numerous causes of night sweats....medications, thyroid disorders, anxiety, sleep disorders, certain infections, etc... Please see your doctor to get evaluated. ...Read more

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My 6 year old son wants to wear deodorant like daddy. He sweats like crazy and one day daddy said he had a "musty" smell. Any suggestions?

Bromhidrosis: The medical name for the musty smell is bromhidrosis. The musty smell can be treated with a prescription topical antibiotic called clindamycin, which will address the bacterial component of his sweat. ...Read more

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24 year old female suffering from extreme night sweats for the past few weeks that have a sickly sweet smell. What could be the cause of this?

See doctor promptly: Night sweats—severe enough to warrant changing your night garments— may be due to an internal abscess or to lymphoma. See a doctor promptly. ...Read more

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My 6month old baby sweats a lot thus making her smell like an old one. She doesn't smell like a baby anymore. Can I use cologne?

My 6month old baby sweats a lot thus making her smell like an old one. She doesn't smell like a baby anymore. Can I use cologne?

Problem: That type of profuse sweating in a baby that little usually can be sign of serious problem like a heart issue, do not use cologne, bring baby to pediatrician. ...Read more

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Y do my armpits sweat a lot? It sweats even when its cold. U can't see but smell it a lot. I shower everyday! i tried deodorants & baby powder everythi

Y do my armpits sweat a lot? It sweats even when its cold. U can't see but smell it a lot. I shower everyday! i tried deodorants & baby powder everythi

Hyperhydrosis: You could be part of the unlucky few who have excessive sweating. Not only is this embarrassing, but you may ruin a lot of clothing. Start treatment with drysol daily, then every other day, then decreasing until you are at a maintenance dose of once weekly. It is more potent antiperspirant than you can get from the store, and can completely change the quality of your life! the sooner, the better! ...Read more

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My butt starts to smell a couple hours after i shower? I know there's no poop down there since i wipe a lot but also my butt sweats a lot for noreason

My butt starts to smell a couple hours after i shower? I know there's no poop down there since i wipe a lot but also my butt sweats a lot for noreason

Adolescent: Hygiene: not all smells are bad. Showers may leave moist areas, so towel well. Occasional bath too. You can try talc to absorb and dry applying with your hands...Baby powder is ok too. ...Read more

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Does it mean anything when your sweat smells sickeningly sweet? Like during the night you sweat, and in the morning you smell something sweet?

Does it mean anything when your sweat smells sickeningly sweet? Like during the night you sweat, and in the morning you smell something sweet?

Sweet sweat: hard to know for certain why, but if sweat taste sweet, it would be a good idea to see a doctor to perform a diabetes test ...Read more

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The sweat left on my sheets smells exactly like how my menstural pads smell?

The sweat left on my sheets smells exactly like how my menstural pads smell?

Body fluids: from the same person smell alike!
Sounds like an antiperspirant and good body hygiene should help !

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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For about a month now I've noticed that y sweat smells really sour like vinegar. Is this normal? What could cause this?

For about a month now I've noticed that y sweat smells really sour like vinegar. Is this normal? What could cause this?

Fermentation: The only time I have seen this happening is if you have fungal infection in your body. Certain fungus ferments the sweat or other body fluids. Seek MD help. ...Read more

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Sweat smells like fart?

Smelly Sweat: The primary cause of strong-smelling perspiration is bacterial flora. Sweat is naturally odorless, but when it reaches the skin's surface, bacteria that normally live on the skin digest sweat and excrete the strong-smelling waste associated with smelly sweat.
Treat the bacteria and the smell goes away. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my sweat smells super salty?

What does it mean if my sweat smells super salty?

Sweat: contains Salt
Watch your salt intake and DRINK MORE FLUIDS!

Just a thought
Hope it is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm 21 I wake up and my butt hole is wet it smells really bad, no pain or anything and I know it's not sweat bc it's just around the hole that's wet ?

I'm 21 I wake up and my butt hole is wet it smells really bad, no pain or anything and I know it's not sweat bc it's just around the hole that's wet ?

Moisture,odor: There could be an anal fissure or low grade inflammation of the rectum(proctitis) causing the moisture and odor. Lack of pain or blood is a good sign. Try warm soaks, pat dry and apply anusol. Wear white not too tight panties. Keep bowel movements soft by taking a stool softener like colace daily. If symptoms persist consult a proctologist or colorectal surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am type 2 diabetic and my sweat smells like ammonia, why?

I am type 2 diabetic and my sweat smells like ammonia, why?

Get Checked: This is a very difficult question to answer with this much information. How long have you had diabetes? I have to wonder are you type 1 or 2? How hi are your sugars? This could be anything from early diabetic ketoacidosis (can get test strips in drug store), which should be treated in your doctor's office or ER to an odor from a particular food permeating your sweat. It needs to be checked. ...Read more