Body odor is a part of life. A lot of our bodily processes generate an odor of some kind. At times, it can be gross- sweaty armpits, flatulence, etc, and sometimes body odors can be quite weird. If you’re having weird body odors like fruity, or even chemically smelling scents, you should consider talking to a medical professional.
If you notice these five smells coming from your body, your first instinct might be to gargle, wipe, or spray product to mask the stink. But if, after taking those precautions, you can’t shake the smell there may be something wrong.
Here are the serious signs these five body odors could be pointing to:
Your Sweat Smells Worse Than Usual
It’s never great, but sweat that smells noticeably more pungent over a period of time? It could be a sign that you’re having food allergies or digestion issues.
Fruity breath is a symptom of diabetes
Just because it’s a more pleasant scent than say, garbage, doesn’t mean you’re out of the woods. In fact, if your breath smells like you just noshed on the entire grapefruit section of the grocery store, then head to your doctor immediately—it could mean you have diabetes
When you stay hydrated enough, your pee shouldn’t smell like too much of anything. If you haven’t had a lot to drink or you’ve just eaten asparagus, yes, your pee might smell a little. But if neither of those things are true and your urine still has a nasty stink, you may have a urinary tract infection (UTI), which produces an almost chemical scent to urine.
If your shoes, socks, and feet constantly smell, even without strenuous exercise or exertion, it could be a matter of athlete’s foot. Athlete’s foot is a fungal infection that can make your feet and other infected areas very uncomfortable. If when inspecting your feet, you see dry and scaly skin, redness, or blisters, these could be indicators of athlete’s foot. Other signs include pale grayish layers or dead skin, usually between the toes. This skin may also be moist, soft, and incredibly foul smelling. While athlete’s foot may seem like an annoyance, it sometimes can end up leading to complications.
Bad Breath You Can’t Fix
We all have an off day. But if you’re constantly popping mints or swishing with Scope mouthwash because it feels like your breath is always off, you could have a sinus infection or other problem that could be sorted out by a dentist.