Body odor! This is not a common topic of discussion among hep b patients, and I know because I have been on the other HBList for quite a while now and this has never been discussed. It has really made me very worried, and the troubling thing is that it is the body odor that has affected my life significantly and not the Hep B diagnosis. I lost a high-paying job because of it. Please, it is not a deodorant problem, and I am still open to suggestions if any type of deodorant worked for anybody on this forum.
I have talked to doctors about it including my hepatologist. My hepatologist said once my liver vitals were correct, I should not be worried about anything. Some general practitioners recommended I eat yogurt to help with digestion. Well, I am aware of supplements that help with digestion but, yeah.
Because of the pandemic, I am not currently working and do not have insurance, but I am currently searching and worried that I might face the same treatment I got earlier because of this problem. I am in the USA, MO to be specific.
I got really troubled in recent times when I came across this post on this site: What does your body odour say about your health? - National | Globalnews.ca. Here is the brief that got me agitated:
“In the case of liver disease, sufferers can experience excessive sweating and a foul-smelling odor that’s been likened to rotten eggs; which is the result of a blood-sugar spike, causes both fruity-smelling breath and a pungent body odor; and excessive sweat and odor can occur in people with due to their overactive parathyroid gland.”
This sounded exactly like the problem I am going through.
I must admit, chronic fatigue is also a problem for me.
I do not wish that others have this problem, but I will appreciate insights, lessons, leads, and directions on how to mitigate this problem.
Thanks for reading.