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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 ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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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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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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How can you get rid of bad body odor?

Body Odor: If you have good hygiene then you may wish to see a physician to determine the cause. Trimethylaminuria  (TMAU), liver disease, renal disease & diabetes can cause body odor. ...Read more

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Can celiac disease cause bad body odor?

Celiac disease: Celiac disease can cause a whole host of problems, and is one of the great mimics. It can cause headaches, weight loss, anemia, infertility, abdominal pain. And some patients do complain of a change in their body odor. I would ask your doctor to check your blood tests for the typical antibodies associated with celiac disease, and if you carry the diagnosis, explore possible gluten contamination ...Read more

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So I've been having this really BAD body odor that is constant I bath twice a day and still stink, what can be wrong with me?

Apocrine sweat: Most 'bad' smells are related to metabolic products of sulfur. We make them from food like garlic and cumin, and our bacteria (remember, we are close to half made of bacteria) make them too. Plus the apocrine (oily) sweat glands are INTENDED to make your unique smell so your loved ones can find you. Just be sure your liver is working well, choose a good soap, and avoid smell generating foods. ...Read more

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Can a liver disease cause bad body odor?

Can a liver disease cause bad body odor?

Yes: Yes it can specially advanced liver disease. ...Read more

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For what reason might it be that obese little kids have bad body odor?

For what reason might it be that obese little kids have bad body odor?

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

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What causes body odor under one armpit, very strong odor on left armpithat causes bad body odor under one armpit?

Bacteria: Body odor has to do with the way bacteria on your skin metabolizes sweat. Sometimes eating onions and garlic make it worse also. See your dermatologist to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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I was a heavy drinker for more than a year but quit cold turkey. Now I have really bad smelling body odor should I be worried?

BODY ODOUR: Body odour is dependant on chemicals in your sweat
it is not going to be affedted by drinking or the quitting I am not suggesting you drink again a lot of times body odour can be managed by avoiding stong aromatic food products in our diet like garlic. ...Read more

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I have a unpleasant body odor from last 5 years in which my body smell very bad. I am suggested to take detox and probotics tablets. Will it help me? I

Body odor: The food eaten in various cultures is what mostly has an impact on the personal incense released into the air through our eccrine glands. That's why Indian body odor can have notes of curry, etc. Using a Detox may be a 'Bandaid" only and until you address your dietary intake of possible offending foods you eat, the problem will persist. No magic answers here, Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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What can I do if my armpits smell really bad. I don't know why, is it just body odor I can't get rid of?

What can I do if my armpits smell really bad. I don't know why, is it just body odor I can't get rid of?

Cleanse: Body odor is caused by perspiration and bacteria which are plentiful all over the body surface but grow excessively in moist closed spaces. Cleansing and antiperspirants will help the problem. ...Read more