Night Sweats...smell?

So I just got out of bed at noon-ish. I am overwhelmed with tired and I'm pretty sure my 8 month old thinks I'm abandoning her...although it's a fun game of I found mumma when I suddenly appear for lunch.

Anyway, many of you have night sweats along with your sarcoid. I was wondering if anyone noticed that it smells different than say underarm sweat from exercise or something. My family swears it doesn't smell different but to me it has this foul smell. Maybe I'm crazy, it wouldn't be the worst thing!

Anyone know what I mean, explainations???

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I have found that different parts of me that sweat have different odors or differ in the severity of the similar odor, like the difference between underarms and feet. They both tend to smell unpleasant if not bathed regularly. I have also found that regular bathing does as much good for one's state of mind as one's smell. Somehow a good hot shower seems to wash out the cobwebs inside along with the daily dirt outside.

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I experience the same thing. I get that less than fresh ordor as if I haven't bathed in days, so I bath at night and in the morning,because I feel that everyone can smell me. My family says that they don't smell anyting. Maybe it's in my mind, but to me it's as offensive and noticable as a 100 ton white elephant standing in the middle of the room.

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Well, obviously I bathe more often when I sweat. It just smells different when I'm sick. I think I'll talk to my doctor about this.

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I left a message for my pulmo's nurse about the metallic or toxic smell. My little grandson enters my bedroom and says, "ewww....what is that smell"? Upon leaving and re-entering it I too smell it. No matter what I spray or try to deodorize...I smell it as well. I never remember my room having a distinct odor and yes, I do bathe and shower, but the scent doesn't stick...I would love to know what the docs say about this. I wonder if it is just the medications we are on or if the sarc changes things about our bodies?
I am going to a ladies retreat and don't want to gross anyone out..it is a bit intimidating.
Glowgirl

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I'm glad to have someone who knows what I'm talking about...sorry you stink too though! lol

I'll let everyone know what I find out!

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hehehe

I've noticed this too but I put it down to finally being able to smell after 10 years of chronic sinusitis.

kind of sourish - different. But since I've only noticed it since the pred it could be due to that.

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I also agree, it is a very odd smell, lots of showers and baths, help some. I find I change the sheets all the time. I am now having the night sweats all day.: ( day sweats) HA HA"" Lets see if some one can get to the bottom of this over the top smell. HELP

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I too have the night sweat. It seems to be mainly around my neck. It has a weird odor that I can't describe. Again, yes, I do bathe daily! If any of you find a cure, please, let me know.

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Okay, weird question, but does anyone notice the odor is much stronger under their breasts?, I recently read somewhere that it is a type of fungus and soap and water alone don't do the trick, you have to use, some kind of grapefruit extract, mixed with water to get rid of the fungus, I am sure a health food store would know more. I am looking for the article, I saved it, but where is the question!! they say it is not from being unclean, but from being sick and the constant sweat and not being able to have air. But I notice the smell, when I wake up drenched with night sweats and don't want my husband to smell it, so I quick shower , powder and change into loose clothing, before sneeking back into bed. Good luck fellow stinkies!!!! lol

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Thanks for assuring me that you all stink too! I have been told that washing with a body wash that has grapefruit or really any citrus extract wors well. I wanna try the new Dove Fresh body wash in grapefruit. Stay healthy, not smelly!

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Great...something else to worry about with sarc...i thought i was just going a bit more crazy...

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Hi Cora
I found that my sense of smell is much more acute, and I get these odd smells, mostly disgusting.. and I am constantly searching for where they're coming from. I know this is not related to body sweat smell, but I sometimes think that my nasal passages have an aroma that is similar to having a sinus infection or such. My doctors just think I'm crazy... :-) BTW.. had the whole nightsweats thing.. it did go away eventually.

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I have noticed an odor about me since my VATS procedure on 12/31/8. I stink! My wife, my family, my friends all say that I don't...but I do...and it seems to be around my neck area, too. Sarcsmell!

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Dove has a spray with the grapefruit scent too. I spray it on my neck and in my hair as I sweat while I dress after showering.

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