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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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Why: to determine possibility of alcoholism as cause.
Why: cigarette smoking is a cause of body odor.
Why: certain foods can precipitate body odor e.g. garlic, fish, curry, onions, asparagus.
Why: caffeine can stimulate sweat activity.
Why: may be cause.
Why: may suggest vaginitis or urethritis as cause.
Why: may suggest tinea pedis (Athlete's foot).
Why: may suggest alcoholism, diabetic ketoacidosis, renal failure and hepatic coma.
Why: e.g. rapid breathing, vomiting, unwell, dehydrated.
Why: e.g. painful urination, frequency of urination.
Why: e.g. drowsiness, stupor or coma.
Why: e.g. poor energy, poor appetite, frequency of urination, need to urinate at night, nausea, vomiting, itching.
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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