A 17-year-old female asked:
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when i finish exercising i sweat everywhere, do i need to trim my pubic hair or shave it all because of the odor after i sweat?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Take a good shower: After you work out. It really doesn't have to do with shaving or not shaving pubic hair. The sweat combined with the natural bacteria digesting proteins producing aromatic fatty acids produces the body odor that smells musty, or worse in moist areas, whether it's under your armpits, hands or anywhere else. So taking a good shower is important, as well as reducing nervousness, stress & anxiety that activate these glands further.
Answered on Aug 31, 2014
Dr. William Coutts ii
26 years experience Family Medicine
No: Just take a good shower with soap and shampoo your hair as usual.
Answered on Oct 30, 2017

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