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My 3 year old smells of mackerel

(17 Posts)
EllieG Thu 22-Sep-11 22:47:52

It's just started a few days ago - a sort of lingering odour - I notice it more at night when am cuddling up to her to say goodnight - her mouth/hands smell fishy. I thought she might have a urinary infection but her vagina doesn't smell, it's her skin it seems. I googled it and now worried she has fish odour syndrome - DH says I am being silly and that it's her toothpaste. Does anyone know anything about this?

ripstheirthroatoutliveupstairs Fri 23-Sep-11 09:39:07

I've never heard of a fishy toothpaste. What age can this syndrome be diagnosed from? Presumably, and forgive my ignorance those who suffer from it, it would be present from birth?

susiedaisy Fri 23-Sep-11 09:42:38

There is a condition that makes a person smell fishy I watched a programme about it a couple of years ago, can't for the life of me remember the name of the programme or the condition but it does exist.

susiedaisy Fri 23-Sep-11 09:43:41

Oh sorry I reread your post and see you've been googling info

Thumbwitch Fri 23-Sep-11 09:54:27

does this sound like it might be helpful?

Thumbwitch Fri 23-Sep-11 09:58:31

Only other question, that I'm sure you've already discounted, is do you give her a multivitamin/mineral supplement that contains fish oil?

Next silly questino - she hasn't got a goldfish, has she?

EllieG Fri 23-Sep-11 23:20:11

No, no fish oils. I've never heard of fishy toothpaste either. Thanks for the link thumbwitch I will have a read.

EllieG Sat 24-Sep-11 21:57:35

I'm an idiot. Fish oils. I've been giving her omega3 chewy orange things for the last few days - dur! Of course they're made of bloody fish oil aren't they? Oh I am very stoopid blush

Only clicked into place tonight when she was munching and I thought oo that smell's back again. Silly Ellie. Thanks Thumbwitch mystery solved grin

susiedaisy Sat 24-Sep-11 22:05:42

oh good i am pleased for you that it is fish tabs and not the body odour thing, you must be relieved

sneezecakesmum Sat 24-Sep-11 22:11:11

Elli - are you having a blonde day? grin This thread really made me lol

JarOfHearts Sat 24-Sep-11 22:12:26

Mackerel... grin

Thumbwitch Sun 25-Sep-11 00:53:34

oh Ellie - that made me PMSL!! Bless you, glad it's sorted out anyway grin

peasandlove Sun 25-Sep-11 01:13:02

great thread grin

EllieG Sun 25-Sep-11 08:48:18

Glad I provided some amusement anyway! Told DH and he nearly wet himself.

Grumpla Sun 25-Sep-11 08:50:15

AIBU to giggle at this thread?!?

I'm sure you can't be the only person this has happened to... grin

Knackeredmother Sun 25-Sep-11 08:52:58

Ha ha! That's classic!

EllieG Sun 25-Sep-11 22:04:46

No giggle away - I am a terrible, terrible hypochondriac and clearly have munchausen's by proxy or something. Thank god the penny dropped before I took her to the GP though as had been planning on doing that on monday blush

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