Strange body odor?
Hi, I'm hoping some of you more experienced members can help me solve a mystery. My FIL moved in with us this past June, and over time we've noticed an odor about him and the bedroom he sleeps in. It isn't normal BO, but it is strong; sort of like rancid oil. He showers fairly regularly (every 2-3 days); however there are times that I notice the skin on his face feeling oily (I put eyedrops in his eyes every morning). I've wondered if it is related to any medications he's taking. He's diabetic and takes metformin, as well as blood pressure meds. It's getting to where the smell is spreading to the rest of the house, and sometimes we can smell him when we're out with him. I've chatted with him about it and he's understandably embarrassed, but mostly we all just want the smelliness to go away. He isn't incontinent, but he is beginning to develop vascular dementia. Any ideas, anyone? Thank you!