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Causes Of Body Odor
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Causes Of Body Odor

Body odor could be caused when the sweat from our bodies mixes with bacteria. This causes our bodies to emit an awful and unpleasant smell. The bacteria on our bodies break down our sweat into acids which gives the terrible smell. The bacteria are normally invisible to the body and thrive and grow in the sweat causing the smell. The smell is the anaerobic type of bacteria acting on the sweat which only makes it worse.

The smell is also caused by the chemical imbalances in the metabolism of our bodies. Sweaty palms and bodies also produce body odor. Body odor turns off most people. It can lead to embarrassing situations when meeting people and you have body odor. First impressions always count when meeting people whether in the work place or as we go about our daily lives.

How to get rid of Body Odor

The most important thing to do is to get to the root of cause of the odor for the purpose of treating it once and for all. The body odor comes from the perspiration and bacteria there-fore it is necessary to fight the bacteria to fight the body odor.

Constipation might be caused by the body metabolism and difficulty in passing bowels regularly. It is important to control the basic functions of our body first and this in turn will deal with the problem in its entirety.

  • A kidney infection can cause the hormonal imbalance.
  • Bad hygiene, not taking a regular bath and washing of underarms.
  • Smoking which cause bad breath.
  • Eating spicy foods.
  • People who are obese should take more precaution as they tend to sweat more than average.

Bathing daily with soap, washing underarms with hydrogen peroxide solution and maintaining a clean body.

Wearing light cotton clothes during hot weather which tend to absorb sweat. Change clothes, underwear and socks daily during hot weather. Avoid clothes made of synthetic materials that tend to lock the sweat on to the skin thus creating body odor.

The use of perfumes and deodorants may solve the problem temporarily it is more important to solve the root of the cause of the odor. Use of body products that are aluminum based as these fight the body odor better.

Avoiding spicy food with garlic onions and cumin will lead to fresh breath. In general keep clean, watch your diet, drink plenty of water and wear the right clothes and you will be able to get rid of body odor.


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No garlic? no, can't do that! Interesting article Geoffrey

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  about 1 decade ago

Why not? You don't have to stop cold turkey, you can reduce slowly with time

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  about 1 decade ago

But I just love that stuff! I suppose a person could cut down on it.

  
  about 1 decade ago

I like how your solution is all natural. However, I will continue to use deodorant and cologne ;)

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  about 1 decade ago

But that only treats the symptom. Maybe the cause is not that easy to deal with.

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  about 1 decade ago

Good advice. thanks

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  about 1 decade ago

I salute you Lisa for your positive comment on my article

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  about 1 decade ago

Good to know that :)! Very interesting and informative, thanks Geoffrey!

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  about 1 decade ago

Hi Izzy Thank you very much for having had time and energy to comment on my article. I know it has been useful and helpful

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  about 1 decade ago

Good information thanks

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  about 1 decade ago

Hi Debbie Witham I salute you for having had time to read and comment on my article

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  about 1 decade ago

Excellent article Geoffrey! During ramp season (ramps are cousins to onions) you have thousands of people going to ramp dinners. This is especially bad, since many people are not aware that what they eat is emitted through the pores in our skin. Ramps are extremely strong, much stronger than any onion, and the odor that is emitted by some people is enough to make your stomach lurch! I have eaten ramps, cooked and raw, but I am glad to say that I did not smell like them. Some people do not have the problem with emitting the ramp odor, I guess I am fortunate because I do love ramps! Hygiene is an excellent way to keep the body free of odors and cleansing the inside is good to keep health issues from causing odors too. Thanks for another great article!

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  about 1 decade ago

Hi Debbie Murray My wish to you is a very good morning and the next parts of the day. Thank you very much for having had time to read and comment on my article I know it has gone along way to help humanity

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  about 1 decade ago

Hey Debbie, "What THEY eat is emitted through the pores in OUR skin?" Uh oh! J/k. Nice addition to this information! I didn't know what ramps were. Thanks :)

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  about 1 decade ago
Elia  

Yes excellent information. Indeed there are quite a few story about this subject. Spices are the best known in India for example.

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  about 1 decade ago

Hi Elia Thank you very much for having hand time to read and comment on my article

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  about 1 decade ago
William6  

Geoffry, Good informative article. There are not too many people aware that what they eat can cause body odor. I was not aware the fact either until I visited other countries and experienced the various cultures. A visit to the bath houses were a weekly ritual but almost everyone cleaned themselves daily with buckets of water and soap. After getting used to it all the scent of people never bothered me much.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thank you William for having had time and energy to read and comment on my article

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  about 1 decade ago
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