Smells in Urine or Feces: Helpful tools
May 10, 2011 15 Comments
I often get asked about odd smells in urine or feces so I thought I would put this together as a short list to help. In part it comes from wikipedia and wine tasting links. Keep this as a reference for your family health.
Acetaldehyde: Smell of roasted nuts or dried out straw.
Amyl-acetate: Sweet or Smell of “fake” candy banana flavoring
Brettanomyces: Smell of barnyards, fecal and gamey horse aromas
Diacetyl : Smell of rancid butter
Ethyl acetate : Smell of vinegar, paint thinner and nail polish remover
Hydrogen sulfide: Smell of rotten eggs or garlic that has gone bad
Iodine: Smell of moldy grapes
Lactic acid bacteria: Smell of sauerkraut
Mercaptans: Smell of burnt rubber and/or cooked cabbage
Sorbic acid plus lactic acid bacteria: Smell of crushed geranium leaves
Sulfur dioxide: Smell of burnt matches.