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Unknown Body Odor

Posted by @deprest in Digestive Health, Jan 4, 2012

I need help! I've got a bad odor coming from my body, that I can't smell. Yes it's hard to explain. Doctors think I'm making it up. In public people avoid closeness, coughing, holding their noses, avoiding me at all cost. I'm a prisoner in my home. Don't venture out unless low on food and pick times to do it. I'm constantly healthy, clean. Homes clean, I can't explain. Have spent last two yrs going to every type doctor to no avail. My family can't smell it either. Has anyone heard of this?

Tags: womens health

Posted by Anonymous-aeaf6ea1, Jan 4, 2012

It does not make sense that only strangers can smell it. If the doctors don't smell it and your family doesn't, maybe it doesn't exist.


Posted by @calmcoolandcrazy, Jan 4, 2012

1. It might just be in your head. You may have misinterpreted a signal from someone and you took it personally.
2. Some people don't digest the right way. You could have food particle stuck in your gut somewhere and the bacteria that grow give off odor.
3. Teeth problems. Loose fillings. Bacteria can grow in there.

I would go to the dentist and then a Gastroenterologist.

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Posted by @deprest, Jan 4, 2012

Hey guys you sound like all the doctors I've seen. It is a real issue. It's there, not making this up. If you've never heard of this don't answer, I'm depressed as it is. Do you think I'd lose two yrs of my life for nothing?


Posted by @aletha, Jan 19, 2012

Greetings. This is my experience: when I was a girl growing up in Los Angeles I had a girlfriend who was 2 years younger. Let's call her "Rose." This was more than 40 years ago.

She was very petite and took baths on a regular basis as all the girls in our group did. We were all just normal kids back in the day when the streets of LA were still pretty safe. Rose was different. No matter how much she bathed she had a distinct and embarrassing body odor. It was very painful for her. I was the oldest and very protective of the younger girls eventhough I was only a few years older. I wanted to help her our entire childhood but I was but a child myself. Nobody knew what to do so she suffered great shame.

Years later her adolescent daughter experienced the same affliction. Again I was heartbroken but this time I was an adult determined to find answers and help so that history would not repeat itself.

LONG STORY SHORT: I asked everyone I knew if they knew what might help. Right under my nose at work was a friend with a Daughter who had once experienced the same heavy burden. This is what worked like magic for both my Friend's Daughters and finally for my now adult childhood friend: This is possibly a GLAND problem involving 5 major Glands. 2 underarm, 2 in creases
of groin ( upper points of triangle) and 1 between breasts. Simply make a paste of baking soda and water. Apply a clunk of paste on all 5 gland point locations and wait 30 minutes before bathing. Do this for 30 days straight. Afterwards the problem should vanish. To maintain you need to repeat the process only once a month. My friend's Son has same problem so it Must be heredity. The baking soda seems to draw something from these glands that are at the root of this problem. I am a sympathetic witness to how this simple solution can absolutely change lives in a big way. I HOPE AND PRAY IT WORKS FOR YOU. BEST WISHES!

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Posted by Anonymous-0aa6acbb, Jan 4, 2012

It sounds like you focus on something you don't need to. If family and doctors don't notice, then you need to just get out there and live. So what if somebody avoids you, who cares?? More room for you to walk:) Your family and your doctors would tell you if you had a problem so go for it!!

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Posted by @anon89880224, Jan 5, 2012

Have a bath

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Posted by @uggbug24, Jan 31, 2014

Wow really have a bath is what you have to say why comment at all if you have no advice or anything nice to say you are truly a worthless devil walking on earth!!!


Posted by @csbowles, Jan 5, 2012

Have you consulted with a nutritionist? You may may have food sensitivities. You might also try a homeopathic doctor or an acupuncturist. A western doctor may not be the right choice for you right now - try some alternatives and good luck!


Posted by @csbowles, Jan 5, 2012

It must feel awful to not have people believe you. Keep your head up and ignore those who are unkind. Hopefully they will learn to be compassionate towards others. Everyone deserves to be heard.


Posted by @csbowles, Jan 5, 2012

I remember hearing about this! Read this article:


Posted by @csbowles, Jan 5, 2012

Your family cannot smell the odor because they have the genetic condition as well. Good luck getting your Trimethylaminuria treated and please keep me updated!


Posted by @deprest, Jan 6, 2012

Thanks cs_bowles, I'll check it out.


Posted by @lalazkids, Jan 11, 2012

Have you ever had a colon cleanse? check it out!


Posted by @deprest, Jan 14, 2012

Hi, I've had a colonoscopy, is that as good as colon cleanse? Also had TMAU test done, negative. I tried detox, broth diets, eating as if I had TMAU, which is very restrictive, and none worked.


Posted by @gingerrose, Jan 15, 2012

Have you tried going to the Natural Herbal Store, they do have something for this:) and this is not uncommon.. I have heard of it alot.. just step out and address the problem, you will feel better!! Hang in there.


Posted by @medicalfiend, Jan 16, 2012

Have you had any trouble breathing? Are there any other symptoms, or have you had a Cold lately? Comment and I might be able to help 🙂


Posted by @deprest, Jan 16, 2012

Gingerrose, this IS uncommon. I live w it, I know. I've been to about every type Doctor named to no avail. They have no idea what's going on. So I doubt if a non-medical-behind-counter person will know either. Medical Fiend, no Cold or breathing probs. I've submitted myself to tests just see if I had an illness unknown to me. So far I'm clear.

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