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What causes candy smelling sweating? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2014
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User:My son is 8 years old in the last month everytime he sweats it smells like cotton candy. I have asked numerous parents to smell him and they smelled the same thing. His friend is a diabetic so the mom did a blood test and his came out at 107. Should I go to see the doctor? Kindest Regards XXXXXXX
Doctor:Hi Dr. XXXXXXX here
User:Hello Dr. XXXXXXX What do you think of my inquiry
Doctor:Let me read your query
Doctor:Yes, it may not be a blood sugar related problem
Doctor:but consulting a dermatologist will help to identify the cause
User:why a dermatologist and not his pediatrician?
User:Is 107 a high level and should I be looking for other symptoms
Doctor:Sweat glands sometimes due t defects in the salt uncoupling can present with odors like one you described
Doctor:Hence a dermatologist who is specialized in such conditions will help you
User:Do you know of a good dermatologist that treats children in the Miami beach area
Doctor:Yes sure I can help you with that
User:Thank you very much
Doctor:Please give me sometime, I shall come out with a name and adress
User:my zip code is 33141
Doctor:thanks , I am coming up with the details
Doctor:please bear with me
Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX C. Woolery-Lloyd, MD
4500 Biscayne Blvd Suite 101, Miami, FL 33137
Doctor:Dr. XXXXXXX A. Gross, MD
333 W 41st St Suite 302, Miami Beach, FL 33140
Doctor:You can consult either of the above
User:Thank you so much!
Doctor:You are welcome
Doctor:Is there anything I can help you with ?
User:no that is all my very dearest Thank You!
Doctor:Always here to help
Doctor:Wish you good health
Doctor:Bye for now
Doctor:take care
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