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The man who “sniffed his own smelly socks everyday” in a hospital with lung infection

A man who sniffed his smelly socks every day has been hospitalized with a serious infection in his lungs. The man, according to Zhangzhou, should go home from work every day and regularly take off the socks and sniff them. But he soon became a serious fungal infection that developed in his shoes from his sweaty feet and spread into his lungs when he breathed into the spores. After being hospitalized, an X-ray confirmed him to suffer from a serious lung infection and he has remained for treatment. "The infection can also be attributed to the patient's lack of rest at home when he was looking for his child and led to a weaker immune system." Dr Mai Zhuanying at Zhangzhou No. 909 Hospital told Fujian Daily. The 37-year-old man was hospitalized in Zhangzhou in southeastern China's Fujian province when he complained about cough and chest pains. Photo / AsiaWire Medics confirmed that it was caused by his frequent sniffing of his own socks. He is expected to get full recovery. The man was taken to a hospital where he had an X-ray. Photo / AsiaWire Many social media users from around the world commented, with some admitting to the same habits and fearing their health. "The reason I smell my socks is to know if I can keep wearing them the next day!" "Oh no! Maybe I should stop sneaking my socks after wearing them for a whole day," wrote another. "I promise I'll wash my socks every day…

A man who sniffed his smelly socks every day has been hospitalized with a serious infection in his lungs.

The man, according to Zhangzhou, should go home from work every day and regularly take off the socks and sniff them.

But he soon became a serious fungal infection that developed in his shoes from his sweaty feet and spread into his lungs when he breathed into the spores.

After being hospitalized, an X-ray confirmed him to suffer from a serious lung infection and he has remained for treatment.

“The infection can also be attributed to the patient’s lack of rest at home when he was looking for his child and led to a weaker immune system.” Dr Mai Zhuanying at Zhangzhou No. 909 Hospital told Fujian Daily.

The 37-year-old man was hospitalized in Zhangzhou in southeastern China’s Fujian province when he complained about cough and chest pains. Photo / AsiaWire

Medics confirmed that it was caused by his frequent sniffing of his own socks.

He is expected to get full recovery.

The man was taken to a hospital where he had an X-ray. Photo / AsiaWire

Many social media users from around the world commented, with some admitting to the same habits and fearing their health.

“The reason I smell my socks is to know if I can keep wearing them the next day!”

“Oh no! Maybe I should stop sneaking my socks after wearing them for a whole day,” wrote another.

“I promise I’ll wash my socks every day now.”

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