My son, early 40s, has a very strong, sweet smell when he sweats. He drinks a glass of wine occasionally, but has no problem with alcohol. This smell is over powering, to the point I almost gag when he is near. He donates blood every three months, so I'm sure if he were diabetic it would have shown up. Is there a medical condition associated with this? I am really quite worried.
HM... Wish I had the answer to this. That is curious. Please keep us updated. I'm interested in hearing what that's all about. Best of luck to you. Someone will be along shortly that knows something about this so hang tight.
Hi there! Often times an overpowering sweet smell can be attributed to Diabetes. I would definitely recommend that he see his doctor and get tested. The test for Diabetes needs to be done by a doctor. The testing done while giving blood in all likelihood may not pick up any variances in blood sugar. There's really no way to tell what you are dealing with without talking to a doctor, and it's definitely a good idea to be safe rather than sorry. I hope that you both get this figured out. Good luck to you!
You said your son doesn't drink much but yet you came to the alcoholism community to ask your question? Many serious conditions exist with the symptom you have described so seeing a doctor right away is important.
Here are a few:
Basic blood lab testing (CBC and CMP) as mentioned above is a good place to start. I hope this helps you out. Take care
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