Skin smells like maple syru[
An_207949 posted:
My 34 yr old sons skins smells like maple syrup. He smelled maple syrup when he was in the garage the last couple of mornings and realized today it was him. I smelled his arm, it smells just like maple syrup. It's not his soap. Does anyone have any ideas?
SWest123 responded:
Probably diabetes
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
In a quick search for "maple syrup smell" on WebMD I found this information -

Maple Syrup Urine Disease

Is he having any other symptoms or problems?

pswaney responded:
In the last couple of months I have woken up in the morning to find myself smelling like maple syrup, Enough that when I was waking up I thought someone was making waffles. Sounds gross. I smelled my shirt and it was me. I was expecting to feel sticky but didn't. A few months ago I was told from my doctor that was per-diabetic. I am going to make an appt. and see what it is. Did you find out what was wrong?