The Woman Who Constantly Smells Of Fish

published 1 month ago by Dr. Frederick B. Covington

What would be your occupational therapy approach with this client? Kelly Fidoe-White, from Oldham, Greater Manchester, has lived her entire life with Trimethylaminuria – a disorder more commonly known as 'fish-odour syndrome.'  People suffering with the metabolic condition regularly produce a range of strong bodily odours including rotten fish, onion and faeces - Kelly describes her own smell as ‘fishy-oniony.'  After receiving numerous complaints at work over the years about her odor, the 36-year-old suffers with severe anxiety and predominantly works night shifts at her job as a radiographer to limit the amount of people she is exposed to.

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