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When My Husband Sweats He Smells Like Garlic
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
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 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!
Yes: Garlic, particularly, is excreted through the skin when it is digested if eaten in large quantities. ...Read more
My partner has Night sweats. He soaks the bed n it smells sour i cant handle it how can we stop 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
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
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?
My daughter is 8 &has chronic itp. She takes promacta (eltrombopag) and iron. I'm noticing that when she sweats it smells like sweet iron or blood. Any idea why?
Promacta (eltrombopag): Promacta (eltrombopag) can cause dyspepsia and you might get a sweet iron smell if she burps. ...Read more
My underarm smells awful evrytime it sweats even though I use antibacterial soap and deodorant. Help?
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??
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?
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?
My daughter is 5 months old. Every time she sleeps she sweats in her head. And there is some kinda smell. What does that mean?
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
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
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
Does it mean anything when your sweat smells sickeningly sweet? Like during the night you sweat, and in the morning you smell something sweet?
from the same person smell alike!
Sounds like an antiperspirant and good body hygiene should help !
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...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?
When I sweat my body odor smells like onions. It's hard to work out in public places because of this. Frequent shower does no good. Help!
Onions: If you smell like onions you might be eating too many onions. Try cutting out onions and see if your sweat smells differently. ...Read more
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
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
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
My sweat smells like alcohol, especially under my armpits. I rarely drink alcohol and haven't drank in quite a while.
Sweat alcohol: Interesting observation. What is your question.Get a more detailed answer ›
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