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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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Any great home remedies for skin boils?

Any great home remedies for skin boils?

Boils: Warm soaks or compresses with a wash cloth may help reduce inflammation. If the condition worsens see a dermatologist for treatment since a bacterial infection could be serious. ...Read more

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What home remedies for ear infections actually work?

What home remedies for ear infections actually work?

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

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Home remedy for itching legs and hand?

Home remedy for itching legs and hand?

Oatmeal bath: Here is an oatmeal bath recipe: http://herbalacademyofne.com/2015/03/soothing-oatmeal-bath-recipe/ ...Read more

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Natural home remedies for a cold that work?

Natural home remedies for a cold that work?

Natural cold remedy: The best place to turn would be a naturopath. I've used elderberry syrup with good results. I think add'l vitamin d supplementation can be helpful too. Increase hydration. ...Read more

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Home remedy for recurrentvaginal discharge?

Home remedy for recurrentvaginal discharge?

None, you need a doc: If you have a problem that is recurrent, then you are beyond home remedies. Do not douche. That offers temporary relief at best and will more than likely make the problem worse in the long run. Time to call your family doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any good home remedies for smelly vaginal discharge?

Are there any good home remedies for smelly vaginal discharge?

Needs med eval: If you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge & problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then It is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation & accurate assessment. ...Read more

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Home remedies that work for bladder infections?

Home remedies that work for bladder infections?

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

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Good home remedy for ear infection?

Good home remedy for ear infection?

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

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How can I test for a vaginal infection at home? Are there any home remedies?

How can I test for a vaginal infection at home?  Are there any home remedies?

Vaginal infection: Vaginal infections can be very serious. Do not try to self diagnose as you will probably get it wrong, and delay treatment. Call your doctor for an exam and to find the true cause of the vaginal infection and then be properly treated. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedies for yeast infections?

Is there any home remedies for yeast infections?

Yes: Yogurt, plain with alive cultures culd be inserted vaginaly. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedies for yeast infection?

Is there any home remedies for yeast infection?

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

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Is there home remedy for bacterial vaginitis?

Is there home remedy for bacterial vaginitis?

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

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Are there any natural home remedy for dark elbows?

Are there any natural home remedy for dark elbows?

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

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Any home remedies for a scalp rash?

Any home  remedies for a scalp rash?

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

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Home remedies for pimples?

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

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Any home remedies for scabies?

Any home remedies for scabies?

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 more

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Other than OTC meds for foot odor, what's a good home remedy?

Other than OTC meds for foot odor, what's a good home remedy?

Antiperspirant, clor: Antiperspirant will decrease sweating and a dilute foot bath 1 tsp clorox to a galln of water will decrease bacteria which leads to odor. Other options are surgical soap such as hibicleans to decrease bacteria on skin. ...Read more

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At home remedies for vaginal infections ?

At home remedies for vaginal infections ?

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

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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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I have a bad body odour especially from my underarms. Even after bath smell remains. I have never tried anything please suggest some remedies?

I have a bad body odour especially from my underarms. Even after bath smell remains. I have never tried anything please suggest some remedies?

Are you: Are you overweight? If so weight loss would help. Try chlorophyll tablets. Try bleach bath-1/2 cup in full tub of water. Soak for 10 minutes. Do 3 times a week. ...Read more

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What could lead to my faecal body odour?

How your: How bacteria on your skin metabolizes sweat has a lot to do with it. Please see a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad body odour help!?

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

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Can you give me suggestions on why I have this body odour?

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 more

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Can you tell me if I have a serious body odour problem. Need help!?

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

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Body odour problem in a teenage girl. What to do?

Body odour problem in a teenage girl. What to do?

Antiperspirant : Assume tried antiperspirant and deodorant not helped assume bathes daily if no help this is best handled by dermatologist as there may something wrong with metabolism. ...Read more

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What are the causes of body odour to smell meaty/of raw meat?

What are the causes of body odour to smell meaty/of raw meat?

B.O.: Degradation of skin cells is a smelly problem. Topical antibiotics such as Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t and topical Erythromycin may help tremendously. ...Read more

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Is a medical condition such as formaldehyde body odour:-)?

Is a medical condition such as formaldehyde body odour:-)?

Doesn't happen: Your body doesn't make formaldehyde, as it's very toxic. Unless you've been embalmed or sleep with someone who is, it's unlikely you smell like formaldehyde. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of body odour problem?

Difficult: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Does wheatgrass really helps in reducing body odour?

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

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What do you suggest if I have body odour how do I get rid?

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

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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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Why can body odour smell of a butcher's shop if i was never there?

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

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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?

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 more

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My son is 9 n 1/2 has asd, and is developing bad body odour and strange mood swings ?

My son is 9 n 1/2 has asd, and is developing bad body odour and strange mood swings ?

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 more

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What're the causes of body odour for people who do not have diabetes and not obese.

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

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Everytime I have sex with my wife, my body odour changes. What can be the reason for this?

Everytime I have sex with my wife, my body odour changes. What can be the reason for this?

Food: Begin a course of yogurt and have her eat it, daily also, have her wash each time she goes to the bathroom. Each time you have sex, you should go wash your self as well. ...Read more

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My groins stink really bad also have severe body odour, I drink very less water and a lot of caffeine could that be the problem?

My groins stink really bad also have severe body odour, I drink very less water and a lot of caffeine could that be the problem?

Diet may be: an issue. Continue to eat well because you are breastfeeding. Please see doctor but in general what you eat is metabolized in body and has byproducts. Less pungent spices in food may help. Peace and good health. Celantro and green vegs help detox body. ...Read more