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My poor ds smells

(11 Posts)
enjoyingscience Fri 01-Mar-13 21:16:08

<awards self Dr badge>
<gets arrested for impersonating a doctor>

So glad he's on the mend now anchovies, that's brilliant news smile

That's really interesting actually, dp has asthma and dd who most often has the cementy smell has a dodgy chest too!

Goldmandra Sun 24-Feb-13 15:56:05


That's amazing! MN really comes up trumps at times smile

Well done enjoyingscience.

Possiblyoutedled Sun 24-Feb-13 15:45:25

Wow!! Goes off to sniff the family thoroughly.

anchovies Sun 24-Feb-13 15:35:04

Just a quick update, thanks for all the suggestions.

Enjoyingscience - turns out he has a bad chest infection, only spotted by the dr after me suggesting she checked his chest - thanks so much! Is midway through antibiotics and the smell has almost gone. He still doesn't have much of a cough so I'd have never known!

hugoagogo Mon 18-Feb-13 19:32:38

Could he be constipated?

I found that ds stank to high heaven when he was constipated.

anchovies Mon 18-Feb-13 15:19:16

Thank you both, will get him some antiperspirant and see if that helps at all. It is an all over smell (not particularly armpits) which is what made me think it wasn't sweat but the musty building site smell is a good description!

Good idea about hot washing his clothes to be on the safe side. He hasn't got a chest infection but I made the doctors appointment as it does smell "poorly" to me?

Musty is exactly how I'd describe what dp/dd and ds1 smell like when they sweat.

It's like the smell you get on a building site, dusty and cementy smelling. Very peculiar and until i met dp i'd never met anyone who had that sort of smell when sweaty!

enjoyingscience Mon 18-Feb-13 14:50:28

Has he got a chest infection or similar? I notice a very particular smell from people with a bad chest.

If he's using body spray, make sure it's antiperspirant, not just deodorant (deodorant is just a mask). I'd hot wash his clothes too, to kill any germs lurking.

Hope he sorts out soon, poor mite sad

anchovies Mon 18-Feb-13 14:38:16


anchovies Mon 18-Feb-13 11:40:02

For the last week ds (turned 9 last month) has had a horrible smell. It smells musty/dirty and is coming from his skin (his clothes/towel/hair/breath are all fine). He is showering everyday and I've made sure he's had a good lather all over, comes out smelling ok and within a couple of hours the smell is back. It's not sweaty/BO smelling at all however I've been encouraging body spray.

I have made a drs appointment but they have nothing until next Tuesday and the smell is so bad I am worried about him at school. Has anyone got any ideas?

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