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Dr. Bernard Seif
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Body Odor (Overview)

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


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What causes body odor?

What causes body odor?

Sweat: It is acted on by skin bacteria to produce b.O. The only treatment is good hygiene. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
135 doctors shared insights

Body Odor (Overview)

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


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Does the body odor from my alcoholic husband mean liver failure?

Does the body odor from my alcoholic husband mean liver failure?

Possibly: Liver failure can cause foul breath odor called fetor hepaticus but it is a late sign of liver failure. His main problem is his alcoholism and that needs to be addressed. A doctor can perform certain tests to estimate the health of his liver also. ...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

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What can I do to reduce body odor from exercising?

What can I do to reduce body odor from exercising?

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. ...Read more

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My 12 years old daughter suffers from palm sweating and excessive body odor. What are the causes and what treatment is available?

My 12 years old daughter suffers from palm sweating and excessive body odor. What are the causes and what treatment is available?

CONSTITUTIONAL : Most likely, the cause of excessive sweating is related to an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system where there is too much sympathetic ("flight or fight") tone or not enough parasympathetic (calming) tone or a combination of both. She may need pregnenolone 30 mg, which is the daily requirement for females. In addition, she may benefit from homeopathic constitutional remedy known as "sulphur. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure body odor?

Bromhidrosis: Body odor or bromhidrosis is a very difficult problem. The first thing to diagnose is whether about the odor is really there. Often, the patient feels that he or she smells bad, but objective observers do not believe this is the case. Since body odor generally results from sweat glands in the armpits and groin, these areas can be treated to eliminate bacteria which caused the odor. Dermatologists. ...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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I have a unpleasant body odor from last 5 years in which my body smell very bad. I am suggested to take detox and probotics tablets. will it help me?I

Body odor: The food eaten in various cultures is what mostly has an impact on the personal incense released into the air through our eccrine glands. That's why Indian body odor can have notes of curry, etc. Using a Detox may be a 'Bandaid" only and until you address your dietary intake of possible offending foods you eat, the problem will persist. No magic answers here, Best wishes to you. ...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 you suggest foods to eat to avoid body odor and smelling like poo.?

Can you suggest foods to eat to avoid body odor and smelling like poo.?

Not likely foods: Very unlikely what you eat having anything to do with body odors. ...Read more

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I have body odor but i bathed twice, uses fresh cloth, drink lot of water, and tried many anti perspirant. What should I do about this?Pls help me.Thanks

I have body odor but i bathed twice, uses fresh cloth, drink lot of water, and tried many anti perspirant. What should I do about this?Pls help me.Thanks

The skin is: The largest organ in the body and it contains the sweat glands that are innervated by the autonomic and endocrine systems. I cannot guarantee the effect of diet but it is worth trying by looking at your diet. It may be genetic but the skin requires the same nutrients that the rest of the body organs require. ...Read more

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What causes body odor?

Sweat: It is acted on by skin bacteria to produce b.O. The only treatment is good hygiene. ...Read more

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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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How do I decrease body odor?

Daily hygiene starts: With soap shower or bath, desoderant and/or antiperspirant. Some use talcum. Attention to feet may harbor fungi, and persistant issues in the private aeas may need medical investigation. ...Read more

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How can I control my body odor?

How can I control my body odor?

Can be: Caused by poor body hygiene or secondary to food or medication you ingested. Also, make sure that you're not the only one who smells the odor before initiating an investigation. ...Read more

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What can cause a sour body odor?

Different things: I'd like more information. Is this an odor that's been persistent, or just appeared recently? Is this an odor that only you're aware of, or other people have noticed? Do you have any other medical diagnoses (such as diabetes)? Barring common issues such as hygiene or diet changes, some causes of a new sour odor include hormonal imbalance or possible infection. ...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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How can I handle excess body odor?

Daily soapy showers: Body odor is caused by bacterial breakdown of sweat in skin fold areas, such as your armpits. Shower daily with antibacterial soap, and use an antiperspirant to reduce sweat production. ...Read more

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Is there a diet to reduce body odor?

Is there a diet to reduce body odor?

Perhaps: If your diet is rich in foods like garlic , onions, etc. And other pungent foods then eliminating these may help. If your odor persists and your diet is ok then you might want to to see your doctor and get tested for any metabolic abnormalities. ...Read more