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Farting and dirty odour, smoked marijuana, stenchy armpits - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
User :   i have a very distinct smell coming from my anus
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i believe it has to do with my diet but im not sure
Doctor :   Ok
User :   its a big problem because im avoiding going to school or hanging out with anyone
Doctor :   OK
User :   im doing international medical school in Poland
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   May I know your age/gender?
User :   19, male
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or consume alcohol?
User :   i just recently quit both
Doctor :   May I know your dietary habits?
User :   as of lately ive been eating fast food everyday and thats all
User :   almost 30 days or so like that
Doctor :   May I know when did you quit and the frequency you had before?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know about your Hygiene?
User :   i quit alcohol about two weeks ago and i didnt do it often
Doctor :   like bathing
User :   i smoked marijuana on a daily basis and i just quit that completely about 1 week ago
User :   i bathe everyday
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are there any lesions present in the back?
User :   no
Doctor :   How did you notice about the smell?
User :   ive noticed through others behaviors
User :   and ive put the pieces together
Doctor :   May I know there behaviour?
Doctor :   How did they react?
User :   rubbing of noses, people move away
User :   it became very obvious to me
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   It could be due to socks too.
User :   socks are clean
Doctor :   Do you laundry your socks everyday.
User :   im thinking something within?
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you use a Deodrant?
User :   yes, and also my armpits are a stenchy
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but today i used the lemon treatment and it worked
User :   so thats no longer an issue
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   I would like to know is there any hyperpigmentation over your body or any infectons.
User :   no infections in my body, i have darker armpits
User :   and my toenails arent necessarily the whitest
Doctor :   After going through your description, I am of the opinion that it could be due to your darker arm pits or through your nails or from the back.
Doctor :   It would be better to see a Dermatologist to get it confirmed and treatment accordingly.
Doctor :   Meanwhile you can follow these measures: Doctor :   1. Bathe twice a day.
Doctor :   Clean your back in between the buttocks too with soap and water.
Doctor :   If you wish you can apply some fragrance powder.
User :   ok
Doctor :   2. Avoid Fast food. and try to consume lots of fluids like Water and fruits juices.
Doctor :   This will keep your bowels clean.
User :   alright
Doctor :   3. Try to confirm from your close friends the cause of the smell.
User :   about how many liters a day
User :   of water
Doctor :   around 3 to 5 litres of water a day.
User :   alright
Doctor :   And manage accordingly.
Doctor :   Did you follow my suggestions?
User :   yes
User :   alright I think thats all
User :   thanks doc
Doctor :   Are there any more queries for me to help you with?
Doctor :   Pleasure here.
User :   hmm let me think
User :   thats all
User :   thanks
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Take care.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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