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Why Does My Sweat Smell Like Vinegar When I Wake Up
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Propionic acid: It is present in sweat and chemically similar to Acetic Acid (vinegar). ...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?
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 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
Sometimes i sweat a lot at night while i'm asleep, often waking me up and my missus says it smells like vinegar, should I be worried ?
Many causes: It could be caused by food you're eating. Check with your doctor. ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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