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Why does my sweat smell like sour vinegar? I sweat a lot during the night, but i never use too. Should i be worried?

Why does my sweat smell like sour vinegar? I sweat a lot during the night, but i never use too. Should i be worried?

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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Why does my sweat smell like viniger when I wake up?

Why does my sweat smell like viniger when I wake up?

Not really.: You may try taking around 2000 mg. Of vitamin c per day. This sometimes helps. ...Read more

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My sweat smells like vinegar when I wake up after sweating during night. Is it anything serious?

My sweat smells like vinegar when I wake up after sweating during night. Is it anything serious?

Vinegar swell: Most likely it i just your sweat. A light sweat can have sort of a vinegary, mild acid odor. After the time it gets stringer, starts smelly fishy, then gets really foul. Make sure you wipe you sweat off after all exercise. Some people just sweat at night (colds, medications, certain diseases, over-bundled). Wipe it off, use a deodorizer, and see if it comes back. It does not sound like a disease. ...Read more

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I sweat horribly in my sleep, bad enough that I wake up drenched. For the past year, my sweat reaks like vinegar. Why so much sweat? And the smell??

I sweat horribly in my sleep, bad enough that I wake up drenched. For the past year, my sweat reaks like vinegar. Why so much sweat? And the smell??

More detail needed..: There are so many variables... what is the air temp of yoursleeping area, what type of bed covers, what is your diet, what is your BMI, what other medicines, what other health issues? The odor could be the result of skin bacteria working on sweat chemicals. Sweatting is also a way the body can rid itself of toxins, hence the value of sauna therapy for detoxification. Consult with a Endocrinologist ...Read more

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Sweat smell like vinegar...Esp. Btw breast I am 56 & had a hysterectomy 5 years ago

Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
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Sweat smell like vinegar...Esp. Btw breast I am 56 & had a hysterectomy 5 years ago

Propionic acid: It is present in sweat and chemically similar to Acetic Acid (vinegar). ...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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My sweat smells like vinegar when im sleeping. My sheets are wet and smell every morning. What is this from?

My sweat smells like vinegar when im sleeping. My sheets are wet and smell every morning. What is this from?

Depends...: Certain medication and medical condition will do it. Typhoid ,TB can do it....it is uncommon. Hyper hydrosis.......can occur but will affect you RTC.Hee PMD get evaluated. ...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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My body odor smells like vinegar am i acidic?

My body odor smells like vinegar am i acidic?

Not 'acidic': 'pop' claims about 'acid' and 'alkaline' body types are totally made up. Certain bacteria that some people have degrade certain products in your sweat to certain short-chain fatty acids that have a vinegar smell. Shower a few times a day and this will probably help. ...Read more

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Why do some people smell like vinegar when they wake up?

Morning breath: Body odor can build overnight from a variety of causes including perspiration and bacteria build up both on the body and in the mouth. ...Read more

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After sleeping when i wake in the morning i smell like vinegar. What is wrong with me?

After sleeping when i wake in the morning i smell like vinegar. What is wrong with me?

Propionobacteria: These are present on the skin and break down Amino Acids present in the sweat glands in to propionic acid or propanoic acid. These are similar to Acetic Acid and smell like vinegar to some people. There is nothing wrong with you. See a dermatologist if you are seeking a way to rid yourself of this odor. ...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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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

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Why does my sweat smell like ammonia? I'm a vegetarian, and my last physical was normal. But the smell keeps getting stronger. Too much protein?

Smell: I don't know why that is happening, nor do I know that you have discussed this with your doctor. If you have not - make another appointment. If you have - see another doctor. Ask your friends which doctor they like and trust. ...Read more

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Why does my sweat smell very bad? What is the reason behind this?

Sweat: Sweat can smell very bad - sorry! Please contact your primary doctor for further advice - he/she will be able to help you! ...Read more

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Why does my sweat smell worse when i eat more protein?

Metabolism: Different foods and food groups will often be emitted through pours in the skin. A perfect example is the cooking oils and spices often used in different cultures that can make a person smell like curry or common indian cuisines. Different foods can cause different odors...The easy remedy is to play detective, and food that make you have an odor can be avoided, or you can use perfumes. ...Read more