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Body odor

Body odor: Introduction

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.

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Causes of Body odor:

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.

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Causes of Types of Body odor:

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Body odor: Symptom Checker

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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Body odor Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Body odor

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Body odor may include:

Stories from Users for Body odor

Real-life user stories relating to Body odor:

Message Boards for Body odor

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Body odor or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Body odor:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Body odor. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Note level of self care - may suggest poor hygiene if unkempt and dirty.
    • Note nature of odor - if sweet may suggest diabetic ketoacidosis, alcoholism, liver failure and maple syrup urine disease; if unpleasant or foul may suggest renal failure or anaerobic infections of the mouth, nose or pharynx.
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

Medications or substances causing Body odor:

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.

Body odor: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Body odor may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Body odor

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

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.

Create your printable checklist here.

See Body odor Assessment Questionnaire (15 listings)

Body odor: Deaths

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Causes of Body odor listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Body odor as a symptom include:

Detailed list of causes of Body odor

The list below shows some of the causes of Body odor mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Body odor?

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:

  • 1 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 1 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 43 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Body odor:

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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Causes of Body odor Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Body odor based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Body odor?

    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 :

    What are the alternative names for Body odor:

    Bromhidrosis, Fetor, Osmidrosis, Body odour
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Body odor:

    Subtypes of Body odor:

    Smelly ear (3 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Body odor:

    Odor symptoms (148 causes), Body odour symptoms (148 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Odour symptoms (148 causes)

    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

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Body odor

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