How To Deal With Bad Body Odor Such As Rotten Fish?

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.. I want to ask? R n5 months ago I worked at a restaurant for squid, tuna, udan. R n2 months I worked there and often ate squid, tuna and shrimp and after that my body odor was different. r nMy body smells stinging now. r nAnd my friends often cough and sneeze when they are close to me. r nDo I have fish syndrome .. r nThank you in advance

1 Answer:

Hi Iwit,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Is fish syndrome you mean fish odor syndrome?


Fish odor syndrome (FOS, trimethylaminuria) is a psychological disorder that causes a person's body to emit an unpleasant odor resembling rotten fish. This condition is not directly related to the habit of consuming fish, such as squid, tuna and shrimp. FOS is more commonly caused by genetic disorders, namely deficiency of flavin monooksigenase 3, an enzyme that plays an important role in metabolizing trimethylamine. In addition to genetic disorders, FOS can also be triggered by long-term choline therapy (for example, by people with Alzheimer's disease), impaired liver function, impaired kidney function, and also bacterial infection in the large intestine.


Your bad body odor may be a symptom of FOS. However, please note that in fact this disease is very rare, although not impossible.


Apart from FOS, there are many other conditions that can make body odor unpleasant, for example:

Excessive sweating, often experienced in men, athletes, heavy workers, especially those just entering puberty or young adults
Alcohol consumption, smoking
Consuming too much onions, durian, coconut milk, caffeine
People who are overweight, obese
Have other diseases, such as diabetes, chronic kidney failure, and so on

In most cases, bad body odor is not a dangerous condition. However, this still needs special attention because it can affect the self-confidence of the sufferer and interfere with their social relationships with other people. Therefore, you try to overcome your complaints in the following ways:

Reduce consumption of foods that are prone to trigger bad body odor (as mentioned above), including seafood as you often consume
Drink lots of water
Make sure your body doesn't sweat excessively, the way is not by limiting activities, but by bathing regularly, wearing cool clothes, and using anti-perspirant.
Use perfume
Avoid exchanging clothes or other personal items with other people

If with the steps above your complaint is still not getting better, don't hesitate to go to a doctor or dermatologist directly for further treatment.


I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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