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#1 mandarins

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

Since this morning I keep smelling something sickly sweet. I cannot tell if it is me, or something in the house (though I could smell it at times when I was out in the garden today) or my toddler? I have smelt it on and off and washed my hands and can still smell it on them. My toddler smelt a bit like it but also had ice cream spilt down her top  rolleyes.gif
It comes and goes and is just kind of yucky. I vaguely recognize it but cannot be sure what it is.

Has anyone else had this?

#2 runnybabbit

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:31 PM

OP does your toddler have any symptoms at all of diabetes? Some people describe ketones as smelling sweet. I can't smell them I'm afraid but that is what I have heard.

#3 mandarins

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:48 PM

I do not know much about diabetes. I googled it just now and I do not think those are symptoms I recognize but I will start paying closer attention.  
How do toddler get diabetes anyway? It is a worrying thought that someone so little could have a condition like that.

#4 nik_klinger

Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:55 PM

Perhaps it's a flowering spring plant/ flower?

#5 MoonPie

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:00 PM

Could you be pregnant? I can smell everything when pregnant.

Not that that helps answer where the smell is coming from.

#6 jules83

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

has she been urinating more often and have increased thirst?  Kids can get type 1 diabetes, totally different to type 2.


It can get extremely serious really quickly, so if her urine/breath is smelling sweet,at the very least get her to GP and ask for her blood sugar level to be tested, that will tell you straight away

#7 Wahwah

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:08 PM

Bit random, but if you think it is in the house or garden, I have had a couple of cases where a sickly sweet smell in the air was a dead animal. We had a dead mouse the chimney and it was this kind of smell.



#8 mandarins

Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

QUOTE (Wahwah @ 22/11/2012, 09:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bit random, but if you think it is in the house or garden, I have had a couple of cases where a sickly sweet smell in the air was a dead animal. We had a dead mouse the chimney and it was this kind of smell.



That is a good point. It could almost be similar to a small dead animal, I think after eating poison they can smell sickly sweet as they rot, but why is the smell on my hands?? I washed with warm water and soap and it stayed.
I will have to see if I can still smell it tomorrow. No one else in the family mentioned it and I did ask DH a few times earlier in the day when I could smell it strong around him ( I checked him out closely and the smell was not on him. I smelt things near him such as his coffee cup and it was not those things either).

#9 Guest_~Songbird~_*

Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:38 AM

Yeast infection?, they can smell like this.

#10 lonelygoatherd

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:48 AM

A breast milk leak turned sour? Sorry if that's a bit of a gross idea.

#11 Natalie26

Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

We had this in our house a few weeks ago (at first I just thought it was in my imagination) - turned out to be a spilt cup of milk under the couch that we weren't aware of.  It had started to rot!! Yuk.




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