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Sweats like sweet vinegar. Why the smell?

My son is 11 years old. When he sweats, his sweat smells like sweet vinegar. He is mostly around his neck area but his whole body smells like sweat vinegar after he plays soccer or other sports. He does not have underarm body odor . He showers every night, but by morning he has that smell again after he sweats throughout the night.
Asked On : Sat, 13 Oct 2012
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Feb 2014
Hi and welcome to HCM

Most of the causes are related to lifestyle choices. If you use drugs, toxins or herbs such as alcohol and cigarette smoking, you body will smell. Also if you eat certain foods such as garlic and raw onions you will have an unpleasant breath. You can also develop body odor by simply sweating excessively or practicing poor hygiene. A couple other causes of body odor include: tooth or oral conditions such as periodontal disease and gingivitis.

I do hope that you have found something helpful and informative and I will be glad to answer any further query.
Take care.
Answered: Wed, 18 Sep 2013
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