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Home Remedies For Body Odour
If it works, great: Warm compresses to the ear can help open channels for flow from the middle ear. Warmed olive oil into the ear has also been used. If this is an external canal infection, you can try combinations of rubbing alcohol, white vinegar, and water in equal parts used as drops into the canal. If the pain is increasing or you are feeling ill/fever in either situation, antibiotics are usually warranted. ...Read more
Cranberry juice/tabs: Spontaneous resolution of a bladder infection can occur. You should drink lots of fluids to flush your urologic system, drink carnberry juice or take cranberry tablets. You may take over the counter bladder analgesics such as azo. However if your symptoms persisted or got worse see your medical provider immediately. ...Read more
Depends: There are several types of ear infections. Inner, middle , and external or outer. You need to be specific when asking a question. The typical swimmer's ear is an outer infection. You can treat that with a 50:50 mixture of isopropyl alcohol and clear vinegar( acetic acid) applied with an ear syringe 2-3 times a day. If that doesn't work in 7 days, see ENT doctor. ...Read more
Many: There are many safe and effective home remedies for yeast infections, including acidophilus, apple cider vinegar, garlic and boric acid. For details of how to use them and detailed discussions by many who have tried them please see http://www.earthclinic.com/cures/yeast_infection.html ...Read more
H2O2, boric acid and: There are many home remedies reported to help bv, though little research to tell what works best.Popular remedies include douching with diluted hydrogen peroxide, boric acid suppositories, using acidophilus vaginally & taking Folic Acid &b complex orally. At this website- www.Earthclinic.Com/cures/bacterial_vaginosis.Html many people who have had BV discuss their success & failures with treatment. ...Read more
See a doctor: I would see a doctor and makie sure that is what it is. ...Read more
Exfoliation: Often times the skin on the elbows becomes darker because it's thicker and dry. Using a physical exfoliant (something with a microbead) along with a chemical exfoliant (like a glycolic or lactic acid) can help to remove the thick, dry skin. Using a good emollient cream can also help with the dry skin. I like AmLactin as a good over the counter lactic acid lotion. ...Read more
Shampoo/Psoriasis: This creamy rich shampoo(just natural shampoo for psoriasis) for scalp psoriasis is formulated to gently cleanse without damaging the skin's barrier and is mild, even for sensitive skin. It combines soothing plant essences and natural moisturizers with rich emollients to soften and soothe itchy, extra dry skin to help heal and prevent psoriasis. ...Read more
Home Remedies/Acne: Cut slices of a lemon and squeeze the juice out onto a cotton ball (if you have sensitive skin add a drop of water or two) and you're supposed to leave it on for about 10-30 mins, then you can use a moisturizer.Toothpaste! u take the toothpaste, rub it all over the effected areas, let it dry, then sleep with it. Proactive also works. ...Read more
Scabies: Tea tree oil is an excellent natural scabies treatment and is very easy to implement. The main thing you need to do to put this treatment to work for you is you need to run a warm bath and add 25 drops of the tea tree oil to the bath before you get in. Once your bath is ready then the only thing you need to do now is soak yourself for a good 15 to 20 minutes. However, I am not sure this will work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Over the counter: If you think you have a vaginal yeast infection then medications are available over the counter. Thick white discharge with itching are common symptoms. If you think you have a STD or have malodorous discharge then testing by a doctor is needed to determine the cause and treatment ...Read more
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
I have a bad body odour especially from my underarms. Even after bath smell remains. I have never tried anything please suggest some remedies?
B.O. redux: B.O. Is caused by a special bacterial type called the gram positive bacteria. If regular aluminum chlorohydrate deodorants did not work, sometimes we try using aluminum chloride, which is much more effective. This is in a solution called drysol, which we apply after bathing at nighttime when skin is perfectly dry. ...Read more
Bacteria and sweat: If you are speaking about common body odor, it is the product of sweat/perspiration meeting the bacteria on your skin. Depending on the location--armpits, feet, groin, anus--the odor can be different. Bathing daily, using deodorant at bedtime, keeping skin dry can help. If you are speaking of a different odor, a full medical evaluation is needed to sort through the many causes. Good wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Body odour: I can't help you with this without more information. If you are married or have a significant other have they mentioned this to you? If not I would recommend you see your doctor and be examined. If you do go I would like to hear what you learnt. ...Read more
Unknown: But I would doubt it would . The easiest way would be testing it out yourself. If it works for you, regardless of the mechanism. so much the better. ...Read more
Body odour: I am sure you are taking as much care as possible to get rid of an annoying body odor. It's time to present this to your doctor who will take your history, examine you, and send you for lab studies. If that process provides important information a plan to help you will be put in place. If your doctor still has concerns you will be referred to the appropriate specialist for further care. ...Read more
It seems to me that body odour, especially from teenage boys smell like onion? Could it be hormones causing this?
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
Hi, i'dlike to know what causes strong body odour. I sweat underarms & smell a lot. I always wash thoroughly twice a day bt still sweat&smell. Thanks?
Several ideas: There are several possibilities. It could be your diet. Some stinky foods make stinky sweat. Garlic, herbs and spices can make your sweat smelly. Alternatively, androgens or male hormones can do this also. There is nothing to do about that. Also, bacteria can make any moist area smell bad. An antibacterial skin wash may help. Also try a different anti-perspirant or deodorant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some children with: Intellectual disability &/or autism reach puberty early. If they restrict their diets to carbohydrates (& chicken nuggets), resulting obesity can cause body odor from intertrigo, raw-looking rashes in overlapping skin folds. Unfortunately, they also have a higher incidence of adhd, anxiety, mood disorders & other psychiatric illnesses than the general population. See his pediatrician first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Body odor: Things that may cause a bad body odor can vary from generalized poor hygiene (not bathing), things you eat that may permeate through your skin, poor excretory hygiene (urination on clothes, or not properly wiping yourself after bowel movement), not using deodorant and perspiring, festering skin conditions left untreated, etc. ...Read more