Body Odor

July 21, 2012 0 Comments

By Alex Yew

Sweat glands, sebaceous glands and apocrine sweat glands are responsible for producing substances contributing to body odor. It is an inseparable functioning of all living beings be it animals or humans. The intensity of the body odor is determined by a lot of factors like the behavioural pattern, survival conditions, psychological conditions and sometimes some diseases. In all human beings armpit is the pivotal place as compared to the genital region for producing sweat which further results in body odor. Body odor in a layman’s language also refers to foul smell generated from sweat. Unpleasant smell is the result of the presence of bacteria on the body.

Often researches have confirmed that these bacteria multiply when they get in contact with the sweat resulting in foul smell. The affected common body parts that are related with body odor are hair, feet, groin, skin, armpits, genitals, pubic hair, belly button and ears. The question which comes in your mind is How to cure body odor? There are various products readily available in the market to help you reduce the unpleasant smell coming from your sweat.

Simply good hygienic practises go a long way in helping you to get a control on your body odor. They also prove to be vital for the good health and living conditions. Some basic things you can do are as follows:
– Bathing on regular intervals with clean water and soap suiting your skin type.

– Shampooing your hair regularly.Using a good talcum powder with a nice fragrance to absorb sweat.

– Using good fragrance in your bathing water like rose water or some eau de cologne.

– Wearing clean clothes and undergarments.

– In summers men and kids can keep their hair short to avoid excess sweating.

There have been instances where people have fallen sick due to unhygienic living conditions due to a poor lifestyle. Hyperhidrosis is one such condition which is caused by excessive abnormal sweating. Primary hyperhidrosis affecting armpits, hands and feet with no physiological reason has been identified for its cause can be genetic also. Secondary hyperhidrosis can be identified as acromegaly (disorder recognized by continuing growth of the hands, feet and face), anxiety disorders, cancers, certain medications, glucose control disorders, pheochromocytoma (tumour associated with hypertension). The remedy for body odor has come to light now to help those who are suffering from it for a longer period of time.

There have been several queries raised from different parts of the world from different age groups asking for a cure for body odor. Dermatologists have advised and diagnosed a long queue fighting with the same issue of body odor. There are some homemade remedies for curing the body odor specifically pertaining to primary hyperhidrosis and some medications given by doctors to the cases related to secondary hyperhidrosis.

There are some basic homemade remedies which you can practise regularly to control the odor emitting from your sweat due to bacterial infection.
– Drinking a glass of water empty stomach with 500mg wheat grass.

– Application of baking soda in arm, feet and armpit also helps.

– Two caps of white vinegar or alcohol mixed in a mug of water can be used to rinse the armpits to decrease the body odor.

– Taking a shower 3 times a day in summers will certainly help in reducing the body odor and also will prove hygienic.

– You can also prepare a homemade deodorant with about two dozens of radish and 1/4 spoon of glycerine, mix their liquids together in a spray bottle and store it in the fridge for a long life and use it daily.

Hi, this is Alex. I am keen in helping people who have body odor problem.As a sportman (who tends to sweat a lot after a game), I truly understand that you (people who have body odor) would like to find a cure for body odor as soon as possible (i had the same feeling as you).

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