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Body odor: Unpleasant scents of the body. See detailed information below for a list of 43 causes of Body odor, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible
causes of Body odor.
There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor
about your symptoms.
Review the causes of these more specific types of Body odor:
Review causes of types of Body odor in more specific categories:
Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Body odor, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.
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Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Body odor may include:
Real-life user stories relating to Body odor:
Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Body odor or relevant symptoms:
Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Body odor. Some of these are listed below :
The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible
causes of Body odor as a symptom.
Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using,
including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Body odor may include these symptoms:
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Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Body odor:
During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Body odor. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.
It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.
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Read more about causes and Body odor deaths.
Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Body odor as a symptom include:
The list below shows some of the causes of Body odor mentioned in various sources:
This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Body odor. Of the 43 causes of Body odor that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:
The following list of conditions have 'Body odor' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.
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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Body odor based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Body odor, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Body odor:
Smelly ear (3 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Body odor:
Symptoms related to Body odor:
Odor symptoms (148 causes), Excessive sweating (100 causes), Sweat symptoms (1699 causes), Poor hygiene, Breath odor (133 causes), Normal human body odor, Normal puberty, Normal aging, Certain foods, Eating garlic, Eating curry or cumin
Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:
These general medical articles may be of interest:
Medical research papers related to Body odor include:
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