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Originally posted by kyred
Okayyyyyyyyyyy...........so I had a kidney transplant years ago. And I was prescribed certain medicines to take to make sure I don't reject this foreign object inside my body. One of these drugs smells like I just walked over the corpse of a skunk. And when it gets hot, I exude the smell of this medicine out of the pores of my skin. Yuck!
Most people don't notice it. I certainly do. And there have been a few others in the past 14 years who have detected this odor.
The only way I can stop this smell is not to take the drug.
Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
reply to post by nobodysavedme
Dont bleach yourself......... Just get you some tide wash all your clothes and some oldspice deodorant and some oldspice body spray use both and you should be cool, mabey wash your hair or something and you will go in smelling fresh. Hopefully you know how to clean yourself well and if not then make sure you try a bath instead of shower and see if that helps. If it carries on you may have a health issue within your skin that may need looked at. good luck
Ways of reducing the fishy odor may include:
Avoiding foods such as eggs, legumes, certain meats, fish, and other foods that contain choline, carnitine, nitrogen, sulfur and lecithin
Taking low doses of antibiotics such as neomycin and metronidazole in order to reduce the amount of bacteria in the gut
Using slightly acidic detergent with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5
Additionally, at least one study has suggested that daily intake of the supplements activated charcoal and/or copper chlorophyllin may improve the quality of life of individuals afflicted with TMAU by helping their bodies to oxidize and convert TMA to the odorless N-oxide (TMAO) metabolite. Study participants experienced subjective reduction in odor as well as objective reduction in TMA and increase in TMAO concentration measured in their urine. The study's success rates varied:
85% of test participants experienced complete loss of detectable "fishy" odor
10% experienced some reduction in detectable odor
5% did not experience any detectable odor reduction