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Oily Skin Gives Off Odor
Hello,

I have always had this issue since i was a teen. I have oily skin (scalp, face, arms, shoulders, chest, legs) and for some reason it gives off an odor, it's not B.O., it's kind of an oily odor. My issue is this odor gets into everything, clothes, bed, carpet and I can't get rid of the smell. I've used odor killers and carpet cleaners and nothing seems to work. It's embarassing when I have people over because of the smell. I even take 2 showers a day to try to get rid of the smell and a few hours later my skin is oily again and i can smell it. I don't know if anyone has the same issues I do, any advice would help. Thanks!
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the first step you should probably take is getting rid of the odor from yourself,
i would suggest finding a very strong soap that kills bacteria and also that might help dry out your skin, avoid oily soaps.. unscented soaps will help too.

and try an anti-dandruff shampoo.. look for things with sulfur and even tea tree oil.. they both act to dry out your scalp and to dandruff and itching..
the part you want is to dry out your scalp so that when you do start to produce oil, there's not already a buildup to start with.

take cool showers and never hot, that makes your skin sweat and become oily even when under water.

hope these suggestions help
good luck :)
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I have the same problem. It started with me about two to three years. It started with excessive sweating and then it started having an odor with it. The odor does get into everything. Its messed up my clothing, carpet, and bed sheets.

What i have found in my research, and it became apperent when i noticed that my sweat was more oily than water. Your body could be more acidic and producing more insulin than necessary. Which could lead to nutrients and vitamin deficencies. I started taking zinc and Magnesium, changed my diet to eat more vegetables, friuts, raw foods basicly; no processed food. I have also learn about eating gluten free foods. Bathing twice a day, three times if i have to or can. Use the strongest antibacterial soap/body wash. Wash cloth more often with baking soda. I talked to my doc about it but she just prescibe me medication for BP so i wouldn't sweat. I want to sweat, and the medication was not helping with the odor. Mayo clinic website have credible information. Health911.com has ample info as well. I condition has reduced and its not as worse as before. I notice heat i.e hot showers and being in the sun makes it worse. Taking cold showers helps you stay sweat free and oil free for a few hours after you take a shower. I hope this helps.
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I experience the same problem! My face gets extremely oily even when I first wake up and had a shower night before. It's an odd syrup/burning smell.  I can shower and still feel gross!  I experience extreme anxiety and don't want to go anywhere bc of this. I also get a horrible taste in my mouth..need help n advice asap
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my symptoms are almost exactly the same. my family can't smell it but other people can. it's like a sweet/burnt smell and when I sweat i guess it mixes into another kind of horrible sweetish pungent smell. however I wouldn't consider my skin to be super oily...
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I've been having this for a few years now. Even when I just step out of the shower I still smell like sweaty feet, and it gets worst when I start to sweat. Sometimes it smells like wet socks, sometimes vomit and rancid cheese smell. and when my face gets oily when I rub the skin on my lower lip it really stinks. I dunno whst to do. help! Sometimes I isolate myself with other people and i don't hangout with my friends anymore. and sometimes i don't attend my classes. But when I ask my siblings they don't smell anything. Help! Please! and one more thing I could eat alot of food and still starve. and I have irregular bowel movement, maybe i only take a dump once per week and when I do, only little poop is coming out of me. help!
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Angneedadvice i have the exact samr symptoms. Have you had any luck with what it is? My clothes always smell burnt also when out of the dryer. My clothes are the only ones that do that.
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I see many people have these symptoms but noone has figured it out yet. If anyone wants to email or something to see if we have the same stuff let me know
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I have been having some issues with body odor.  A build up of feces can cause odor as it putrefies in the colon .  After all, if the feces is not being eliminated normally our amazing bodies will  attempt to eliminate wastes in other way such as through the pores.  Let me suggest that you clean yourself out and observe whether or not the smells abate.  
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This happens to  me when I eat mayo - I think? It seems to happen after I eat at restaurants and have a club sandwich, or a BLT, or a pasta salad with mayo. I searched "face smells like mayo". I have no idea if we are describing related reactions but it's interesting becasue we are all describing something that is not a stinky smell, just the smell of a certain kind of oil?
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did u find any solution to this?
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did u find any solution to this?
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ive been having a lot of weird symptoms... oily skin that smells weird, my body feels swollen and inflammed...i shower but it doesnt help and ive changed diff products but nothing seems to help...my husband and siblings think im crazy...my whole body feels like its going to explode... i feel itchy and my skin is super soft and oily and no matter what i do, nothing seems to help.  this just started all of a sudden....also bowel movements have been extremely irregular...im going crazy...anyone, help?!?!?!? please?!?!?!?
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ive been experiencing the same thing... have you found anything to help u?
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whats ur email?
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did u find anything to help u?
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Your skin produces oil (called sebum). Sebum is odorless, but its breakdown by bacteria (living on your skin) can produce strong odors. Suggestions: Avoid cigarette smoking and sugary diets, cleanse face two times a day with lukewarm water. Use the mildest soap you can find. Don't use too much soap and don't let your skin dry out. Stay hydrated. Try an antibacterial lotion, like Benzoyl Peroxide. Be patient and stick with it for a few months until you find the right balance that works for you.
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