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what can i do to reduce body odor from exercising?

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Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
Lifestyle changes: Wash your body with antideodorant soap and make sure to clean carefully in creases of body, armpits, groin area, in-between toes, and dry thoroughly. Use antiperspirant on armpits, hands and feet after showering. Shower immediately after exercise and change into clean clothes, socks and shoes. Rotate shoes, allow shoes to air-dry for 24 hours before wearing again. Avoid garlic, onions, spicy foods.
Dr. Troy Sedlmeyer
Specializes in Family Medicine
Life/diet changes: Consider showering with a deodorant soap and using a deodorant or antiperspirant deodorant prior to your workout. Wear clean and dry socks and shoes. Avoid caffeine and foods with strong or pungent odors such as onions and garlic. Drink water.

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