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What Causes Vinegar Smelling Sweat While Treating Graves' Disease?

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Posted on Thu, 16 Nov 2017
Question: I have Graves’ disease (diagnosed 1yr ago) but lately my sweat has started to smell like vinegar. Any idea why? There’s no medication change
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Regarding odorous sweat

Detailed Answer:
Hello. thank you.

I am Dr. Kakkar(Dermatologist and Venereologist ). I have noted your concern.

That is perhaps due to bacterial action on sweat which produces odorous breakdown products. In addition to specific therapy for Grave's disease, I suggest you to also try Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate 10-20% lotion. It would reduce sweating by blocking sweat ducts but it is also antibacterial in action thereby reducing odorous breakdown products.

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What Causes Vinegar Smelling Sweat While Treating Graves' Disease?

Brief Answer: Regarding odorous sweat Detailed Answer: Hello. thank you. I am Dr. Kakkar(Dermatologist and Venereologist ). I have noted your concern. That is perhaps due to bacterial action on sweat which produces odorous breakdown products. In addition to specific therapy for Grave's disease, I suggest you to also try Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate 10-20% lotion. It would reduce sweating by blocking sweat ducts but it is also antibacterial in action thereby reducing odorous breakdown products. Regards