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Dermatologists: See a dermatologist if you are having these types of problems. You may have a bacterial infection that can be treated with topical antibiotics. ...Read more
I have a unexplained bad body odor that will not leave. My doctor says its in my head. Can I be imagining the disgusting reactions to the smell to?
Yes: It is possible to misread people's reactions to you; if you believe that you smell badly, you may misread other people's cues in the light of how you feel; you may have an obsessive compulsive trait and may need to see someone who has expertise in this area;. ...Read more
See below: Yes it does, like a fishy odour, specially on the breath called uremic fetor. ...Read more
I've a lump in armpit for 3 months, went to my doctor, had ultra sound, . Not a lymph node. Now it stinks, bad body odor. What could it be?
Epidermoid cyst: It is most likely a cyst that has ruptured. These have a wall that needs to be removed or the lesion will continue to recur even if it is drained. ...Read more
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
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
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
BODY ODOR: A hormone imbalance can cause excessive perspiration which can then lead to body odor. This can occur in women during menopause. Sweat (perspiration) is essentially odorless. The odor comes from bacteria living in your armpits and other areas of the body. Change clothes daily; wash clothes often; use antibacterial soap. Stop eating garlic and onions. Good luck! ...Read more
Not certain: I wonder what the odor is like? Sometimes infections can cause odors. ...Read more
Hydrocodone slows down digestion and even causes incomplete digestion. Heres some things to try:
Avoid beef and pork, Drink lots of pure water, take a wheat grass or chlorophyll supplement,
soaking hot bath versus shower, aluminum free deodorant, apple cider vingear to under arms and groin, consider a 'detox' diet for a few weeks ...Read more
Body odor: Are members of your household or any friends or neighbors making you aware of this or is it only you that feels that way. I would see a doctor for an opinion and, if need be, some lab studies. If you truly have body odor - I have no reason to doubt you - your doctor will either take care of you or send you to a specialist. Your body odor will be controlled even if it takes a long time. ...Read more
I am not sure why that is happening but for starters you must see your doctor soon to work on this.
I hope family and friends are not complaining about you or avoiding you. ...Read more
Interesting question: You almost certainly have thiamine deficiency. Thiamine, also known as vitamin B1 plays an important part in protein metabolism. A defect in this metabolism results in the production of a substance in the body which is excreted in the sweat and the urine and smells like maple syrup. Stop all forms of sugar and alcohol and obtain high dose thiamine from the health food store. ...Read more
Sorry, but: There is no such thing as fully detoxing the body. That's an internet scam which doesn't help anything except the people who sell it, and is potentially harmful. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. Talk w/your doctor about ways to improve your body odor problem. ...Read more
Forgive my frankness: You can't. The glands that make us smell like adults are no longer useful but are still very active. Nowadays, you can't shower and change clothes hourly. Alum works poorly. The pop claim that vegetarians smell better reflects less intake of sulfur-containing proteins rather than less adult gland activity. And if you stink, you're likely to lose your job without being told why. It's your life. ...Read more
Maybe they: Haven't been trained in basic hygiene the same way they haven't been trained in restricting their dietary intake? Check w/their parents who may need to give them more instruction and supervision. ...Read more
Body odor: Body odor is very much affected by our diet. Medications and stress can also change it. Staying well hydrated with pure water. Eating a 'clean' diet (avoid fast foods, pre-packaged products, preservatives, excessive red meat) and regularly exercising will help reduce unnatural body odor. ...Read more
I don't know.: You can say anything you want to, but that doesn't help with your problem. Try improving your personal hygiene, or watch what you eat or medication you take which can give you an odor. Otherwise, check w/your physician for more specific advice. ...Read more
Body Odor: Body odor, or b.O., bromhidrosis, osmidrosis and ozochrotia, is a perceived unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat into acids - some say it is the smell of bacteria growing on the body, but it really is the result of bacteria breaking down protein into certain acids. ...Read more
A week or so before my periods, my body odor changes along with my appetite. Why is that happening?
Lots of hormones: Your period doesn't just involve your uterus. There are many complex hormonal changes happening in your body which affect everything from hair growth to smell to fluid retention to appetite. That is what happens; why it happens is so you can reproduce and continue the species. On a deeper level, if I could answer why, I could probably get a nobel prize! ...Read more
If a person with body odor carries a baby for a long period of time, will the b/o be given to the baby?
No: But it could cause the scent to be on the swaddling clothes. ...Read more