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Dr. Ira Katz
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Body Odor (Definition)

Body odor is a symptom in which a person has a strong, undesirable odor usually coming from the mixture of sweat, bodily oils, bodily chemicals, and skin bacteria in the warmer, moist parts of the body. Babies and young children should have little or no body odor ...Read more


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Is thyroid or kidney s causing my body odor?

Is thyroid or kidney s causing my body odor?

Usually not, but ...: Body odor ( or bromihidrosis) is predominantly a functional disorder of excessive secretion of apocrine or/and eccrine glands of skin, especially apocrine glands in axillla, genital areas, and breasts. So, check that out first before considering rare conditions related with thyroid or kidney disorders by working closely with Doc timely. For the time being, regular cleansing and drying the areas. ...Read more

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My body odor changed-- ideas why?

My body odor changed-- ideas why?

Details??: Body odor comes from sweating + bacterial activity on the skin. It may only be a question of beetter hygiene. ...Read more

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Can having a baby permanently change your body odor?

Can having a baby permanently change your body odor?

Probably.: I know of any real data, but lots of women (including my wife) have told me that they noticed a change in bodily odors after delivering babies -- and it makes sense when you think of all the profound hormonal changes that take place during pregnancy. Honestly, my wife smells the same to me as she did prior to having our children - but i'm a guy, what do I know? ...Read more

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I was recently told tha a new partner can change my body odor. What causes that? Just bacteria?

I was recently told tha a new partner can change my body odor. What causes that? Just bacteria?

Don't believe...: ...Everything you hear; it's amazing what people will tell you sometimes. I suppose that a change in partners could introduce a new bacteria or yeast species in the pubic area, which could multiply and affect odor - but just in that area. Certain infections and poor hygiene can also lead to increases in odor; but in general if your hygiene habits don't change, neither will your body odor. ...Read more

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I was recently told tha a new partner can change my body odor. What causes that? Just bacteria?

I was recently told tha a new partner can change my body odor.  What causes that?  Just bacteria?

Depends: It depends entirely on what kind of perfume your partner wears and how much rubs off on you. Or, if you're a slob and she/he makes you bathe more often or use deodorant....... ...Read more

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A week or so before my periods, my body odor changes along with my appetite. Why is that happening?

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

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Does radiation therapy change your body odor?

Does radiation therapy change your body odor?

Radiation does not: Radiation does not change one's body odor. Body odor is influenced by a variety of factors, (eg, diet, lifestyle, gender, genetics, health and medication). Radiation has never been shown to directly alter one's body odor. However, these factors above can be indirectly altered as a result of radiation's side effects (i.e. Change in oral flora due to mucositis, change in diet due to diarrhea, etc.). ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more