Unknown Body Odor

Posted by Deprest @deprest, 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 shamed.im 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?

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@becomingopeless

Thank you for all your posts. I thought I was the only one with this going on. Ive been in deep depression for the last 5 months because of the smell and the nastiest taste in my mouth 24/7. Im losing my mind and ready to quit. Ive been to several doctors and all my labs come back normal. Cat scan, normal now theyre doing endoscopy and colonoscopy. This has affected every aspect of my life and its just getting worse. I dont ever want to be around anybody. Im seeing people post they cant smell it themselves but I do and so can everyone else. Ive tried so many things as far as diet and somedays its not as bad as others but than it comes back out of nowhere. Im to the point if yhey cant find out what it is I dont want to live anymore. This is no way to live for anyone.

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Are you still having problems with the odor??? I have it too and sometimes o can get it under control

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Yes i have experienced the same thing we need to talk. I struggled with this condition most of my life! I've narrowed it down to dietary things and using aluminum free deodorant. But i cannot drink any caffeine or drink alcohol…if i do i will stink for 24 to 48 hours. And this is with showering…the bo will go past the soaps and deodorants!! It is a nightmare. Please let me know how you are doing.. My name is Sean

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@rogerchoice

Yes i have experienced the same thing we need to talk. I struggled with this condition most of my life! I've narrowed it down to dietary things and using aluminum free deodorant. But i cannot drink any caffeine or drink alcohol…if i do i will stink for 24 to 48 hours. And this is with showering…the bo will go past the soaps and deodorants!! It is a nightmare. Please let me know how you are doing.. My name is Sean

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@deprest i have this too any updates?

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I don't know about unknown body odor but I learned of a deodorant my new husband uses. Tussy cream, original scent, the cream in a tub. Amazon. Smells like cloves. He said he never has break through odor during the day anymore. I avoided creams always because I thought they seemed gross. My friend told me that many years ago that Tussy was sold in high end dept stores. Surprised me. Takes very little and goes on dry. Buy the red tub version for the clove scent and dry application. Have never found in stores. I have had people tell me I smell good.

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