answered the question about urine smelling of this compound....
the same answer for one's breath as well?
a friend who smells of formaldehyde and I was wondering if it could
be caused from an illness, i.e. an organ not functioning or cancer
(needless to say, it is very unpleasant to be in close quarters with
smelled like this for a few months before she died at 92 - and I put
it down to aging organs....however, my friend isn't anywhere close
to mom's age
is a pathological metabolic state marked by extreme and uncontrolled
is a state of elevated levels of ketone bodies in the body.
diets, particularly the Atkins diet, which focus on making proteins
and fats a large part of a diet, can induce 'ketosis.'
is most common in untreated type 1 diabetes mellitus.
can be smelled on a person's breath.
are similar to ketones, but one of the R groups is replaced by a hydrogen
atom giving a general formula of HRC=O.
has a sharp, somewhat unpleasant odor.
and ammonia are similar in their chemical makeup.
does have a similar smell to formaldehyde.
of the possible common medical causes of Ammonia breath odor may include:
Chronic renal failure and Helicobacter pylori gastritis
people with ketoacidosis may have trouble regulating properly the
metabolism of fatty acids in the liver.
that contain the functional ketone group are easily detected mostly
through the breath.
a characteristic odor that has been described as somewhere between
formaldehyde, acetone and a sweet almost alcoholic type of a smell.
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