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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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Body Odor (Definition)

Body odor is a symptom in which a person has a strong, undesirable odor usually coming from the mixture of sweat, bodily oils, bodily chemicals, and skin bacteria in the warmer, moist parts of the body. Babies and young children should have little or no body odor ...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

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 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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Have a body odor I cannot smell myself people comment on stinky feet, popcorn smell, vinegar , dirty socks. Going on for years. Please help desperate.

Have a body odor I cannot smell myself people comment on stinky feet, popcorn smell, vinegar , dirty socks. Going on for years. Please help desperate.

Body odor: I presume that you shower at least every morning before you go out. If there is still a troubling odor please see your doctor for evaluation and advice. ...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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