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Body Odor Onion
When I sweat my body odor smells like onions. It's hard to work out in public places because of this. Frequent shower does no good. Help!
Sweat: It's the volatile sulfurous substances, including one called allicin, in garlic and onions that cause their odor to linger on for hours after we eat them. Mint and tumeric also contain volatile compounds that our bodies release through our sweat. These compounds are absorbed into our blood and our lungs after digestion, giving us not only bad body odor but bad breath as well. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
It seems to me that body odour, especially from teenage boys smell like onion? Could it be hormones causing this?
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 moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Be kind: Your his friend so you need to tell him. Be direct. Let him know that you care about him and want the best for him but if you notice, others do too. Let him know this makes you uncomfortable but let him know this can be fixed. Usually it is just a hygiene problem solved by washing body and clothes more frequently and using deodorants. Sometimes there can be medical or dental cause. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Find cause to RX: If your odor is caused by poor hygiene, you should be able to improve it by washing body, hair and clothes more regularly and using deodorants. Sometimes it can be from dental problems so if it seems related to the mouth, see your dentist. Sometimes it is related to what you have eaten/drunk so be careful to avoid strong-smelling things even alcohol. If these measures fail, see your doctor. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Not identical: Dogs have very sensitive noses and can detect chemical compounds on the order of one part in a billion. That is why they can track by smell alone. Even identical twins probably won't smell exactly the same because smell also depends on what someone has ingested and it is unlikely that two people will eat/drink exactly the same things. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Moisture: Make sure that you are drying off completely with a clean towel. Do not get dressed until your body is dry or you may develop a musty, moldy odor similar to foot odor. Also, make sure that your towel is drying well and not developing a mildew odor that can be transferred to your body. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
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