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What would doctors recommend to help with scalp odor?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Scalp Odor

As with other body odors, a scalp odor is often caused by sweat interacting with bacteria on the skin.
The body has two types of sweat glands: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine glands secrete fluid onto the skin to help cool the body as the fluid evaporates. Odor develops from the bacterial breakdown of apocrine sweat.

In brief: Scalp Odor

As with other body odors, a scalp odor is often caused by sweat interacting with bacteria on the skin.
The body has two types of sweat glands: eccrine and apocrine. Eccrine glands secrete fluid onto the skin to help cool the body as the fluid evaporates. Odor develops from the bacterial breakdown of apocrine sweat.
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