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Doctor insights on: Antibiotics And Body Odor

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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Can taking antibiotics cause you to have body odor?

Potentially, yes: Depending on your body's reaction to antibiotics. For example, if the antibiotic kills off a certain population of bacteria that normally resides on or in your body, it can allow for other types of either good or bad bacteria to grow. This dominant new population of bacteria can then cause your stool to have a different odor, ad is experienced in patients with a clostridium difficult infection. ...Read more

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What causes bad body odor?

What causes bad body odor?

Agree w Dr. Carlin.: There are also possible medical causes. Trimethylaminuria  (TMAU), liver disease, renal disease & diabetes can cause body odor. ...Read more

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I have body odor after showering?

I have body odor after showering?

Use...: Unscented anti-bacterial soap, under arms, center of chest, crotch, rear. I realize there is some controversy about superficial anti-microbials, but no argument against them has stood up. You should have less odor. ...Read more

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Canexcessive showering cause body odor?

No: They can't as long as the water is clean and your towel isn't mildewed. ...Read more

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How early is to early to have body odor?

Can start very early: Body odor, aka bromhidrosis, is caused by several components of the skin flora, most commonly corynebacterium, propionibacteria, and staph aureus. If persistent in spite of deodorants, it can usually be managed with a topical antibiotic known as clindamycin. While body odor is more common starting around 9 years of age, it is well-documented in children that are much younger. ...Read more

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What are the causes of body odor to form?

Bromhidrosis: The chief cause of body odor is a small bacterium which is said to be gram-positive. This bacterium grows in the axillary or arm pit regions of the body as well as the groin and other areas. Since it is the main culprit in bromhidrosis or as we commonly know it b.O., it is wiser to use a topical antibiotic that any of the other solutions available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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What are the causes of persistent body odor?

Excess sweating or l: Excess sweating or lack of regular bathing are common causes of a body odor. Soetimes things that one eats can also cause an odor like garlic. Some people with certain metabolic diseases also secrete substances that have odors. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of body odor?

You can't: Everyone will have a smell but we don't want it to be overpowering. Pay attention to hygiene- wash clothes, body, hair often and brush teeth. Use a deodorant and avoid strong smelling foods, tobacco and alcohol. If those measures fail, you may have a medical or dental condition so consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of body odor?

Take a bath: Bathe regularly (daily), use an antiperspirant/deodorant combo on your under-arms every time after you bathe. Keep your clothes washed and dried to avoid holding body odors. Don't smoke. If the above plan is not enough, then add: eat a low fat diet, avoid raw onions and garlic. If all that doesn't work, see a dermatologist or your primary doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of bad body odor?

Clean up Diet: Eliminate sugars, carbohydrates from your diet. Eat organic fruits and vegetables and reduce meat intake. Take a supplement with large quantities of chlorophyll as well as vegetables high in chlorophyll. Take probiotics three times daily till odor gone. Bathe daily. If these things don't work within a couple of weeks you need to have scopes done top and bottom (egd/colonoscopy). ...Read more

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Does tumeric causes bad body odor?

Does tumeric causes bad body odor?

See below: It is possible---leave it off and see if it improves. If not see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can eating turmeric cause body odor?

Can eating turmeric cause body odor?

Tumeric: Only your family and friends might notice something but would be too kind to say anything.

Better still, stop eating turmeric for a week and see if you notice any change for the better. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of bad body odor?

Body Odor: If you have good hygiene then you may wish to see a physician to determine the cause. Trimethylaminuria  (TMAU), liver disease, renal disease & diabetes can cause body odor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of body odor for good?

How do I get rid of body odor for good?

Body odor: Some degree of body odor is very normal in the post pubertal adult. Hygiene and deodorants can mask the odor but there are not many healthy choices to eliminate odor "for good". ...Read more

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Could magnesium make prevent body odor?

Could magnesium make prevent body odor?

Don't try it: That claim is silly. Folks make crooked money telling folks that mainstream deodorants are bad for them, and that some placebo will work as well. You can lose your job if your armpits stink, and they won't tell you the real reason. It's your risk. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause bad body odor?

Celiac disease: Celiac disease can cause a whole host of problems, and is one of the great mimics. It can cause headaches, weight loss, anemia, infertility, abdominal pain. And some patients do complain of a change in their body odor. I would ask your doctor to check your blood tests for the typical antibodies associated with celiac disease, and if you carry the diagnosis, explore possible gluten contamination ...Read more

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Could zinc and kelp eliminate body odor?

Could zinc and kelp eliminate body odor?

No: There is a 'pop' claim that mainstream deodorants and antiperspirants cause cancer, alzheimer's, and everything else, and that you need to use some 'natural holistic' stuff instead. It's bunk, made up for people who want to 'be close to nature' or whatever. Right or wrong, you can lose your job if your armpits stink, and they won't tell you why. You'll be sorry. ...Read more

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Does eating carbs cause internal body odor?

Does eating carbs cause internal body odor?

No: Poor hygiene, eating certain foods or being exposed to odors or substances in the air or water, plus bacterial overgrowth of the skin cause body odor. ...Read more

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My body odor smells like vinegar am I acidic?

Not 'acidic': 'pop' claims about 'acid' and 'alkaline' body types are totally made up. Certain bacteria that some people have degrade certain products in your sweat to certain short-chain fatty acids that have a vinegar smell. Shower a few times a day and this will probably help. ...Read more

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Can poor kidney function cause weird body odor?

Yes, this can happen: At significantly low levels of kidney function. In addition, food and medication can also lead to abnormal odors. ...Read more

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Docs, what's a good soap to eliminate body odor?

Any soap: Will do. Use one with an antibacterial ingredient. Also use antiperspirant. ...Read more

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My urine has a smell like body odor. Is that normal?

Probably not: Body odor is caused by skin bacteria. So, first guess is a urinary tract infection. Urine that smells like anything other than urine is due to other substances. For example, many antibiotics can be smelled in your urine as well as some foods and spices.
You should have a urinalysis done at your primary care physician's office especially if the odor worsens, you develop burning, pain or fever. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a strong body odor?

Soap & water: If washing fails to correct the odor, see a dr. Check for diabetes among other things. Check to see if your clothing smells. ...Read more

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What is leading to body odor that smells like cat urine?

What is leading to body odor that smells like cat urine?

CAT URINE ODOR: SEE YOUR DOCTOR.
IF IT HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR SOME TIME, YOU MAY NEED SOME BLOOD TESTS TO RULE OUT DIABETES OR SOME OTHER DISORDER.
BUT NOT TO WORRY.
.HAS YOUR DIET CHANGED RECENTLY? ...Read more

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Is there a connection between kidney function and body odor?

Is there a connection between kidney function and body odor?

Yes it is: When your kidnes are not functioning properly there is build up of chemicals in the body and can give bad odor. The common causes of bad odor are diet and hormone level and alcohol. ...Read more

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Is there any correlation between kidney function and body odor?

Is there any correlation between kidney function and body odor?

Unlikely: I am unaware of a direct correlation between body odor and kidney function. ...Read more

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Could there be a correlation between kidney function and body odor?

Can be with azotemia: No correlation between body odor & norm, ally functioning kidneys. But serious kidney disease, as in end stage kideny disease or failing kidneys subjecs are unable to process or eliminate certain toxins such as urea. This gives them an unpleasant odor. ...Read more

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I have body odor and my clothes stink. How can I treat this problem?

Body Odor: Apocrine glands secrete a fatty sweat directly into the tubule of the gland. When you're under emotional stress, the wall of the tubule contracts and the sweat is pushed to the surface of your skin where bacteria begin breaking it down. Most often, it's the bacterial breakdown of apocrine sweat that causes an odor. You can use antiperspirant or deodorant or oral prescription medication, robinul (glycopyrrolate). ...Read more

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Body Odor (Definition)

What is the definition or description of: Body odor? ANS: hard go describe but you know it ...Read more