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Fruity Odor on Breath: 3 Causes and How to Treat It

Understand your fruity odor on breath symptoms, including 3 causes and common questions.

3 causes of fruity odors on breath

This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Liver failure

The liver is a large and important organ in the right side of your belly, just under your lower ribs. It is responsible for countless functions from clearing toxins to processing nutrients to producing vital blood proteins. As a result, liver failure can cause a wide array of symptoms, but the mos...

Diabetic ketoacidosis

Diabetic ketoacidosis, or DKA, is a serious complication of diabetes.

If the body does not have enough blood glucose (blood sugar) available for energy, it will burn fat instead. This forms ketones in the blood. If the ketones build up, the blood becomes too acidic and can..

Hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (hhs)

Hyperosmolar hyperglycemic state is a very serious sudden complication of type 2 diabetes in which blood sugar is dangerously high.

Rarity: Rare

Top Symptoms: nausea or vomiting, being severely ill, severe fatigue, fruity odor on breath, frequent urination

Symptoms that always occur with hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome (hhs): being severely ill

Urgency: Emergency medical service

So... which condition is actually causing your fruity odor on breath?

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Questions your doctor may ask about fruity odor on breath

  • Have you recently suffered from an infection of any kind including a cold or the flu?
  • Are you feeling less alert than normal?
  • Have you experienced any nausea?
  • Have you felt excessively thirsty?

Self-diagnose with our free Buoy Assistant if you answer yes on any of these questions.

Fruity odor on breath symptom checker statistics

People who have experienced fruity odor on breath have also experienced:

  • 7% Fatigue
  • 6% Chronically Bad Breath
  • 4% Headache

People who have experienced fruity odor on breath were most often matched with:

  • 35% Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • 35% Hyperglycemic Hyperosmolar Syndrome (Hhs)
  • 30% Liver Failure

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant.

Hear what 1 other is saying
Sugarcane smelling breathPosted April 20, 2020 by D.

My daughter, age 3, has a sugarcane smelling breath since she was 2. She drinks water & urinates frequently. Almost every time her lips are dry. But other than this, she is an active & playful lovely kid. We have tested her urine. She was negative for kidney & diabetes.

Again, we have tested her blood (RBS). It was 91.The physicians said she doesn't have diabetics. But we are worried that we don't know what is causing the sugarcane smelling breath and frequent urination.

She has had bacterial infections several times.
Please help us. God bless you.

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