Asked by: Trini Rui
asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd March, 2020

Why do I smell like a skunk?

So there are plenty of plants out there that could make sweat smell like skunk. Well, BO is not just caused by terps, but also by skin-dwelling bacteria that break down sweat molecules into smaller, volatile compounds that evaporate into smells. Apocrine sweat is also a cocktail of minerals, pheromones, and urea.

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Beside this, why does a person smell like a skunk?

The smell of marijuana smoke can cling to a person's hair, skin, and clothing. The “skunkodor mixes with the scent of fire and smoke, and can also layer (and amplify) the smells of sweat and natural odors people naturally produce.

Beside above, why do I smell like onions even after I shower? When you have apocrine bromhidrosis, body odor is the byproduct of lipid-rich apocrine gland sweat mixing with skin bacteria. When these two ingredients come together, they produce thioalcohols — compounds that smell like sulfur, onions or raw meat .

Also to know, what disease makes you smell bad?

Fish odor syndrome (trimethylaminuria) is a genetic disease; symptoms are often present from birth. Fish odor syndrome is characterized by an offensive body odor and the smell of rotting fish due to the excessive excretion of trimethylaminuria (TMA) in the urine, sweat, and breath of affected individuals.

Can you smell cancer?

People aren't able to smell cancer, but you can smell some symptoms associated with cancer. One example would be an ulcerating tumor. Ulcerating tumors are rare. If you have one, it's quite possible it will have an unpleasant odor.

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