Trimethylaminuria - a rare condition

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Trimethylaminuria - a rare condition

Post by Bandit » Tue Feb 21, 2017 8:16 am

Trimethylaminuria - a rare condition

Kelly Fidoe-White from Oldham, near Manchester in the UK has the extremely rare condition.
The poor woman has had to endure all sorts of mental stress because of the way she smells.
Trimethylaminuria is otherwise known as 'fish odour syndrome'.
Her body can't break down a compound called choline that is found in some foods.
As a result the compound comes out of her body in sweat or her breath that she can't smell.
However others do.
Kelly works her shifts as a radiographer and workers have complained as well as this she gets many insults from others.
Because of the rare condition there is no cure yet.
Obviously her condition will cause a lot of stress and she will clean herself rigidly but the smell doesn't go away.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/artic ... -FISH.html

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Re: Trimethylaminuria - a rare condition

Post by Captain Chaos » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:04 am

Aye, aye, something fishy going on here :lol:

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Re: Trimethylaminuria - a rare condition

Post by Tony » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:09 am

Poor woman, this can't be nice.
I once used TCP for a sore throat and that smell was with me all day.
Another time I have some onions for lunch but 8 hours later someone asked if I'd been eating pickled onion crisps.
So obviously, having a fishy smell forever is going to be challenging.

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Re: Trimethylaminuria - a rare condition

Post by Copie » Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:52 pm

Not funny in the least. I feel for her.

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Re: Trimethylaminuria - a rare condition

Post by Rodney » Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:36 pm

This is a fishy tale lol

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Re: Trimethylaminuria - a rare condition

Post by Ironside » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:41 am

She should put a tail on and become a mermaid :mrgreen:

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