Why that odd "sick smell" that happens with a flu?
I'm just curoius...
So, I've had a cold for the last few days. Last night, it turned into a flu, and so this morning, I woke up having that odd sick-smell. You know what I'm talking about? Whenever I have a very bad cold or a flu, my body smells odd - sort of stale. Not a particularly bad smell - but it's always the same weird smell whenever I'm sick. And I've noticed that other people get this same odor when they're sick.
What the heck causes this odd sick-smell? Even if I bathe, it comes right back within an hour. Other than that, I don't smell sweaty, or bad. Just weirdly stale. Does the immune system put out some sort of odor when it kicks into high gear to attack a flu?
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Hey, I've wondered about that too. I don't think your body actually smells, I think that your nose is going through so much crap that you just think you smell stale. Because sometimes, your nose will clear up but you'll still feel sick, but you won't smell that stale-ness anymore. But hey, I'm not a doctor(yet) so don't listen to me. lol
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I think because some of you have a fever, this might increase your body temp, make you sweat, and thus the odour. I know that's usually why I get that "sick smell" Too, your body is porous, so it might be your body's way of getting rid of the illness. Kind of like when you've been eating garlic...the smell can emanate from your pores.