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Dr. Chip, Doctor (MD)
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I'm a healthy 25 yo F, no meds, NKDA. Yesterday I noticed my

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I'm a healthy 25 yo F, no meds, NKDA. Yesterday I noticed my left hand smelled like maple syrup and continues to smell like syrup, even after showering and washing my hands several times. No changes in diet and I haven't had syrup in years.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi--any change in skin color?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No. None.
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

OK. There are some possibilities here--

Diabetes, liver, or kidney problems

I realize it is unusual just to have the smell on one hand, but without a rash or change in skin color to indicate a fungal skin infection those other possibilities have to be considered

You need to see a doctor for an exam and blood work to determine what's going on

Please let me know if you need any more information please