Posted by: Heather L. Terry, MSN, RN, FNP-C, CUNP , Andria Haynes, RN on Dec 23, 2021


Most people know what “normal” pee smells like, but what happens if your child goes pee and it doesn’t smell normal to you? This is not as uncommon as you may think. Below are the most common reasons for abnormal urine odors.

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