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What causes body odor?

What causes body odor?

Sweat: It is acted on by skin bacteria to produce b.O. The only treatment is good hygiene. ...Read more

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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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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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What can cause a sour body odor?

Different things: I'd like more information. Is this an odor that's been persistent, or just appeared recently? Is this an odor that only you're aware of, or other people have noticed? Do you have any other medical diagnoses (such as diabetes)? Barring common issues such as hygiene or diet changes, some causes of a new sour odor include hormonal imbalance or possible infection. ...Read more

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Canexcessive showering cause body odor?

No: They can't as long as the water is clean and your towel isn't mildewed. ...Read more

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What are the causes of body odor to form?

Bromhidrosis: The chief cause of body odor is a small bacterium which is said to be gram-positive. This bacterium grows in the axillary or arm pit regions of the body as well as the groin and other areas. Since it is the main culprit in bromhidrosis or as we commonly know it b.O., it is wiser to use a topical antibiotic that any of the other solutions available over-the-counter. ...Read more

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What are the causes of persistent body odor?

Excess sweating or l: Excess sweating or lack of regular bathing are common causes of a body odor. Soetimes things that one eats can also cause an odor like garlic. Some people with certain metabolic diseases also secrete substances that have odors. ...Read more

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What would cause body odor on female that showers daily?

Moisture: Make sure that you are drying off completely with a clean towel. Do not get dressed until your body is dry or you may develop a musty, moldy odor similar to foot odor. Also, make sure that your towel is drying well and not developing a mildew odor that can be transferred to your body. ...Read more

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I've never had body odor, until recently. What could have caused this?

I've never had body odor, until recently. What could have caused this?

Body odor: Body odor can be from foods and there are similar foods to onions like garlic, shallots, and chives. Body odor can also be from bacteria. Changing your diet to mostly raw for a few days may help cleanse you along with lots of fluids and frequent washing. ...Read more

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I have developed severe body odor with no apparent/obvious/clear medical cause. Everything i've tried isn't working. What's the last resort?

I have developed severe body odor with no apparent/obvious/clear medical cause. Everything i've tried isn't working. What's the last resort?

Diet changes : Diet changes can affect body odor. Examine what has changed- you may be eating more of something than before or added something new. Also consider consulting a chinese medicine practitioner as something is imbalanced and chinese medicine can be very effective in rebalancing the body. ...Read more

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Can diabetes cause body odor?

Maybe: If uncontrolled blood sugars, u can get fungal infections in your skin folds and bacterial build up in your mouth, both of which can smell bad. ...Read more

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