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Dr. Darrin Cunningham
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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


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My husband has this onion body odor but does not consume onions. Concerns me because he has diabetes and he regularly showers sometimes twice a day?

My husband has this onion body odor but does not consume onions. Concerns me because he has diabetes and he regularly showers sometimes twice a day?

Green drink powders: Does your husband drink a greens drink shake made from fruits and vegetables? That can do it also. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How long does eating foods like garlic, onions, curry, affect your body odor?

How long does eating foods like garlic, onions, curry, affect your body odor?

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 more

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Why would a 2 year old have body odor and what can you do for it? Smells like onions

See your doctor.: There are many possible causes for body odor in young children. Some are minor, but other causes can be potentially very serious. I recommend that you see your child's doctor as soon as possible to be evaluated. Good luck! ...Read more

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It seems to me that body odour, especially from teenage boys smell like onion? Could it be hormones causing this?

It seems to me that body odour, especially from teenage boys smell like onion? Could it be hormones causing this?

Certainly...: When puberty starts hormones cause different changes and one of them is stimulation of the sebaceous glands which are responsible for the fluid (sebum) that mixes with the bacteria that inhabit the skin normally and produce the strong odor. ...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

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What are good ways to reduce body odor?

B.O.: Wash more frequently and use an antibacterial soap. If regular deodorant does not solve the problem, consult a dermatologist. Use a topical antibiotic which works very well in most cases. The problem really is due to a certain type of bacteria eliminated early with with topical antibiotics. If you use regular deodorant use it only at night! ...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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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 do I tell my friend he ha body odor?

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 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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Is there a safe way to reduce 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 stop having very bad body odor?

How can I stop having very bad body odor?

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 more

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Can I take something to reduce 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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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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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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What is the definition or description of: Body odor?

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

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How to tell someone that they have a strong body odor?

Body odor: Unless you are a close friend of the person with body odor there really is not much you can do. Ihe/she is a friend do not hesitate to let them know what is going on. ...Read more

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What would cause body odor on female that showers daily?

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 more

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What do you suggest if I have body odor issue's I think?

What do you suggest if I have body odor issue's I think?

Body odor varies: Other than shower once, I would do 2 showers a day. Careful with antideodorant chemicals in them.
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