Is there a relation between thyroid condition and breath that smells like alcohol?

I’ve had a complaint about an employee saying that someone smelled alcohol on his breath. He also has a thyroid condition and I have heard that sometimes this can produce a similar smell. Anyone have any information?

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  • knicname

    I have a thyroid condition & I have never heard of or smelled like alcohol.
    I think he is pulling a fast one on you…& trying to come up with an excuse for the alcohol on his breath which would mean he’s drinking.

    Otherwise, have him bring a note from his doctor indicating that his thyroid condition causes alcohol breath…get it on MD’s letterhead.

    Then see if he smells like mouthwash (to cover alcohol).

    Good luck

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