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Sweating in night,vinegar smell from sweat

My bf sweats really bad at night like all of his body is soaking and it smells like vinegar. It had started more than 7 months ago also he started a new job a year ago he is a panel beater and sprayer and I thought it may be the chemicals from the paint. Any ideas on what it is? or what triggers it? Happens every night with or without the window closed and even if I m not sleeping beside him. And is there anything to do to stop the sweating? Thanks Laura.
Asked On : Thu, 26 Apr 2012
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Hello Laura,

Welcome here on hcm.

Sweat itself doesn't smell. The smell is activated by bacteria on the skin. Try showering with an antibacterial soap before bed and see if that helps.

Your condition of excessive sweating is called sleep hyperhidrosis. If you are otherwise healthy, it is a nuisance, but not something to worry about. There are many disesases and conditions that cause night sweats, but they would have been discovered if you have seen docs.


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