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I am wondering about the effect of taking SSKI and if it can make you smell like alcohol when you haven't been drinking

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Supersaturated Potassium Iodide - I am taking it for erythema nodosum from a positive biopsy that is idiopathic. All my rest results came back negative (blood work etc)

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Yes. I just want to know if it is common to smell like you have consumed alcohol when you have not (alkynes after digestion). The peer reviewed literature indicates yes but I need it in layman's terms.

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Taking SKI can give you a metallic taste in the mouth and also cause acid reflux as well as stomach upsets and gastritis which can alter the smell of your breath. It can come out in various smells, some include metallic breath, smell of vinegar etc. I have never heard or seen a report that says it can make your breath smell like alcohol but sometimes, the smells come out differently and can be perceived as such.

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