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Sudden BAD body odor (underarm & vagina) & very oily/stringy/itchy hair. Started after switching from BC pill to IUD. Could they be related? Any tips?

Sudden BAD body odor (underarm & vagina) & very oily/stringy/itchy hair. Started after switching from BC pill to IUD. Could they be related? Any tips?

Yes: Yes, it might be related, especially if it is a hormaone containing IUD. Bathe with different antibacterial soap, lots of fruit in diet, and B vitamins with C may help

Dr. James Krick
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What causes bad body odor?

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.

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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.

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I have suddenly started getting bad body odor out of nowhere. What should I do?

Tough call: I have no immediate answer for you other than making an appointment with your primary doctor as soon as you can. Please let me know what develops.

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I have bad body odor, which won't go away. Is there anything that will help me?

Metabolic testing: Sometimes persistent body odors that do not respond to frequent bathing may be secondary to secreting some metabolic substance. Ask your doctor to run some screening metabolic studies to see if that helps explain your unusual odor.

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Why do I always have bad body odor? What does this indicate about my overall health?

Don't know reason.: It might not say anything about your health but sometimes medical conditions can cause body odor. Trimethylaminuria  (TMAU), liver disease, renal disease & diabetes can cause body odor.

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I wash daily and still have a bad body odor please I need help this is really ruining my life

Body: Body odor is typically caused by the growth of bacteria on the skin made worse by perspiration or sweating. A few things you can try at home are: -bathe daily or twice a day -choose shoes, socks and clothing made of natural fibers which allow your skin to breathe -rotate shoes to allow them to dry in between wear and change sock often -use antiperspirants nightly -eliminate foods from your diet that may increase body odor such as garlic, onions, and heavily spiced food if over-the-counter antiperspirants or deodorants are not helping, talk to your doctor about prescription strength ones. Antiperspirants block the sweat pores and work best when applied at night to clean, dry skin in the areas most prone to sweating. Deodorants usually contain alcohol to keep bacteria from growing and perfumes to mask the smell. If you are suddenly sweating more than usual, having night sweats or if your body odor has changed, you should see your doctor as soon as possible since this could indicate a more serious medical problem.

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My coworker has really bad body odor, how could a person go about letting them know without being crude?

Good Question: And it takes a delicate hand. People do not notice their own body odor. I have couple that have cats, and it is clear that they have no idea how much their clothes smell of cat urine. Often, attacking the problem in a group are best.

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Why does cauliflower give bad body odor?

Why does cauliflower give bad body odor?

Cauliflower: Cauliflower is a cruciferous vegetable -- like broccoli, brussell's sprouts, kale, and cabbage. All these foods have sulphur-containing compounds which are good for you in many ways, but which can also cause foul-smelling gas from your bowel. After eating, your body may be processing them for some time afterwards. In some people, this causes an unpleasant overall body odor.

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Bad body odor is this possibly hormonal?

Bad body odor is this possibly hormonal?

Why do you ask?: Intractable body odor needs to be evaluated by a dermatologist. You may need special treatment and/or a letter to your employer. Usually the cause is never found.

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What is the best deodorant for bad body odor?

What is the best deodorant for bad 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. All deoderants are similar. Sample and select.

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What disease besides tmau can cause you to have bad body odor?

What disease besides tmau can cause you to have bad body odor?

Several caused: These include diabetes, liver or kidney disease. People who eat a lot of curry or garlic can also have a problem in.

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Can you develop really bad body odor as a product of what you eat?

Yes you can: Bad body odor is related to what you eat, the foods that cause bad body odor are 1garlic&onions 2spices 3caffeine 4red meat 5alcohol.

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I am 16 years old, and I may have a bad body odor, how can I tell if I do?

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.

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I have a problem of body odor, not only my body the class I was living is occupied by bad odor, I wash my body daily, so what shall I do?

I have a problem of body odor, not only my body the class I was living is occupied by bad odor, I wash my body daily, so what shall I do?

Diet?: You may be eating something that is causing the odor, e.g., garlic. You can experiment with excluding one food at a time and seeing if there is a change. You can also eat green vegetables like cilantro to help detox your body. The very best to you.

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I had class with this female who smells so bad, that it fills up the classroom. I want to what exactly causes body odor to fill up a room?

Poor ventilation: Otherwise the body odor would have dissipated. Body odor can be due to poor basic hygiene, disease, food, medication or other factors.

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Does tumeric causes bad body odor?

Does tumeric causes bad body odor?

See below: It is possible---leave it off and see if it improves. If not see your doctor.

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I have bad body odor. I think it's because of masturbation. Please is there any cure?

Not likely: Masturbation isn't the cause of your body odor, unless you're so buy playing that you don't have time to bathe or perform routine cleansing of your body. It may be that you have a poor self image. Improve your cleanliness, appearance, self-image, etc. And find a girl friend. From experience, I can tell you it's a lot better.

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How can I get rid of bad body odor?

Clean up Diet: Eliminate sugars, carbohydrates from your diet. Eat organic fruits and vegetables and reduce meat intake. Take a supplement with large quantities of chlorophyll as well as vegetables high in chlorophyll. Take probiotics three times daily till odor gone. Bathe daily. If these things don't work within a couple of weeks you need to have scopes done top and bottom (egd/colonoscopy).