Body Odor

armpit-stink

Everyone sweats and produces an unpleasant smell that we have come to know as Body Odor, also known as bromhidrosis.  It is a distinctive, usually stinky, scent that occurs when a person sweats. Body odor can be the result of too much sweating, and a person can even be unaware of his/her body odor. This can be a sign of poor hygiene, but could also be related to a more serious issue. Body odor is more common in men than women and children usually don’t develop body odor until puberty. This is because the hormones stimulate the child’s sweat glands and oils under the armpits and genital region.

 

Symptoms of Body Odor:

Some people sweat more and others sweat less, and certain people smell and others don’t. Symptoms of body odor can be:

  • Night Sweats
  • Unexplained or Excessive Sweating
  • Cold Hands
  • Weight Loss

 

Causes of Body Odor:

 

Sweat itself is essentially odorless to people. Body odor is caused by bacteria on the skin breaking down sweat into acids. The genitals and armpits tend to smell worse because those sweat glands produce oils and proteins, which bacteria feed on. Certain people inherit a tendency to sweat more than others and sweat on their hands and feet, in addition to their armpits and genital region.

  • Poor Hygiene
  • Unhealthy Diet
  • Genetics
  • Hormonal Changes
  • Medication (a side effect may include excessive sweating)
  • Bacteria
  • Poor Digestion

 

Natural Remedies:

  • One of the best ways to treat body odor is to maintain good personal hygiene. Washing regularly, wearing clean clothes, and changing sheets frequently can curb the foul smells of body odor.
  • Drinking the right amount of water can make a difference in the way one smells. It’s suggested to consume eight 8oz. glasses of water each day to stay properly hydrated. A great way to remember how much water to drink is to halve your body weight and drink it in ounces of water per day. This means that if you weigh 150lbs, your water intake should be 75oz. daily.
  • Making a change in your diet can also improve the way you smell. If you eat processed foods, fried foods, alcohol, genetically engineered foods, sugar, and salt, then you will be sweating these toxins out, making your sweat more desirable to bacteria. Eating raw vegetables and fruit, raw nuts and seeds, and whole oats like barley or buckwheat can help improve body odor.
  • Sometimes poor digestion can be the cause of body odor. Consuming foods high in probiotics can help the digestive system function smoothly and improve overall body odor. Apple cider vinegar and water can be a great digestive aid.
  • Using deodorant is a great way to control body odor. Make sure you are careful when choosing deodorants. There are lots of natural deodorants, so you can avoid using anti-perspirants, which can cause skin irritation or other negative effects in the long run.

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Related Questions

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    Q: What foods in the "SAD" causes body odor ( smelly underarms)? What causes sweat to smell?

    A:

    What causes body odor as far as SAD (Standard American Diet) is concerned is MEAT (dead, slaughtered animal flesh), DAIRY PRODUCTS (liquefied cow snot/pus), REFINED GRAINS (Elmer's glue/paste), REFINED STARCHES (stiffening agent), and ACIDIC beverages.

    Underarm sweat stinks because our internal odors ooze out through our pores. The outer (condition) always reflects the inner (condition).

    Dead animals will naturally rot and decay and you know how a dead dog, cat, fish or rat smells ...right? Well, there you go!

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    Q: I am 18 years old and was diagnosed with genital herpes in March 2007. Four months before that till present I have been suffering with a vaginal odor problem. No matter how I shower and clean, after a half an hour my vagina would have this fishy like odor that you could smell through my clothes. When I am on my menstrual the smell is even stronger and embarrassing because no matter what I do I cannot hide the odor. Before my first breakout with herpes I went to the doctor about the smell and my pap smear didn't show any signs of an infection to explain the smell. After being diagnosed with genital herpes I went back to the doctors to find out what I could do about the embarrassing odor. I was even tested for bacterial vagenosis but did not have it. The doctor said the smell could just be symptoms of a break out coming on. They gave me acyclovir pills and sent me home. Not to mention the pills did not help one bit with my breakouts or odor. I don’t know what to do anymore.... I’m tired of locking myself in the house because of my odor and my painful breakouts. Please help....

    A:

    BELOVED, HAVE YOU READ OUR "GENITAL HERPES" ARTICLE YET? IF NOT, YOU SHOULD. I BELIEVE IT WILL OPEN YOUR EYES. DRUGS WILL NEVER HELP YOU! NEVER! THE BODY CANNOT ASSIMILATE THEM. I'D RECOMMEND THAT YOU PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX FOLLOWED BY THE ANTI-VIRAL CLEANSE AND REGIMEN. PERFORM THESE TWO FOR STARTERS. BASICALLY, YOU HAVE TO PREPARE FOR A FULL LIFE CHANGE.

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    Q: I need help with a problem. I have been seen by doctors for over 20 years for a very bad body odor that seems to be vaginal. Doctors claim that they cannot find anything when tested. I also have an odor that smells rotten, seems to come from the stomach. I need help very bad. These problems have almost ruined my life.

    A:

    Please read our articles â€BODY ODOR†and â€VAGINAL ODORS AND DISCHARGEâ€. There is much help for you! First detox (FULL BODY DETOX) followed by 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE and lastly, 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE.

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    Q: I'm 47 yrs. old and have a bad vagina odor where my panties are always wet and pubic hair smells too. I don't have STD's and I take baths all the time. I'm going though surgical menopause to. Can you help me?

    A:

    Clearly, you are TOXIC due to poor diet and lifestyle! First, perform the FULL BODY DETOX. Next, perform the TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE. Change your diet! Get rid of meat, dairy products, refined grains and starches - eat more fruits and vegetables; drink 8 glasses of water daily; start performing enemas (and colonics). There is help for you, Beloved! Stay positive!

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    Q: I have had a bacterial vaginal odor since college and inside my vaginal wall is red, but I don't have any itching at all. What herbs can I take to get rid of the odor completely because I have taken many different pills prescribed by the doctor over the years but nothing has helped me?

    A:

    OF COURSE PILLS FROM DOCTORS HAVEN'T HELPED BECAUSE GOD DID NOT MAKE YOU FROM PILLS. I SUGGEST YOU PERFORM: FIRST: FULL BODY DETOX SECOND: TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE CHANGE YOUR DIET: NO MEAT, DAIRY PRODUCTS, REFINED GRAINS, ETC. EAT MORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES. CHANGE YOUR PADS (DON'T USE TAMPONS). READ THE FREE ARTICLES ON OUR WEBSITE.

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    Q: I have hands that sweat until they drip and doesn't matter temperature. My feet sweat as well, hence I'm unable to wear open toe shoes which has a ripe environment for fungus. I also have a toenail fungus. I'd like to find something natural that I can take for my sweating hands and feet. Any sugguestion?

    A:

    Try or CIRCUL-AID FORMULA (3 capsules 2-3 times per day) for your sweating situation. Also, read our "â€TOE NAIL FUNGAL INFECTION†article on our "Articles" page.

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    Q: What can I do about body odor?

    A:

    I THINK YOU SHOULD READ OUR ARTICLE ENTITLED â€BODY ODORâ€. LOADED WITH INFORMATION! HERBAL-WISE, I RECOMMEND YOU PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX FOLLOWED BY THE DHERBS 10-DAY SUPREME COLON CLEANSE.

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    Q: I have a bad odor coming from my body

    A:

    Read the article "BODY ODOR" for remedies and recourse.

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    Q: I have been a heavy smoker for eight years and I recently felt the cigarettes start taking a toll on me. Three weeks ago I started having this irritating throat ache, so I starting skipping a few cigarettes. The more smokes I skipped the more I felt my throat getting better. Shortly after I started back smoking heavily again I experienced bronchitis/pneumonia symptoms. Such as Fevers, Soar and swollen throat, congestion, wet coughs, loss of appetite, and a few other symptoms. I immediately stopped smoking. It’s been 6 days now and my symptoms have decreased, but I am getting these nasty night sweats. I am waking up at least 4 or five times a night drenched in sweat. I feel it could be a number of things causing the night sweats such as nicotine withdrawals, my body's immune system going to work and sweating out toxins, and a number of other reasons. I would like to hear your expert opinion on why you think I am experiencing these sweat episodes, that sometimes happened in the day too. Also I took one capsule of Super Milk Thistle 3 days ago.

    A:

    It's plain and simple: HEALING CRISIS (withdrawal).

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    Q: Question: While Detoxing or Cleansing With One of the Other Kits, Is It Possible That the Herbs Will or Can Exude From the Pores of My Skin and Emit a Bad or Foul Odor or Smell?

    A:

    Answer: It is very, very rare but could happen. If it does happen, make sure you bathe daily (in hot water and 1 box of sea salt or 8-12 ounces of sea salt) and use oil on your skin rather than lotion. While bathing, make sure to scrub your skin with a loofah brush. Drink plenty of fruits and/vegetable juice as well. Steaming (going to a steam room) will also help this condition. The condition will not last long; usually just during the duration of the cleanse.

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    Q: I am retaining water my feet and hands swell when stressed. I am hot and sweaty even during the winter. This sometimes causes my vagina to sweat and smell what can I do? I was recently diagnosed with HPV and had a really bad staph infection last march requiring surgery. Please help.

    A:

    First of all, EDUCATE yourself! Learn what caused the diseases in the first place! Each article will let you know what you need to (which is always detoxing w/ the FULL BODY DETOX). â€VAGINAL ODORS AND DISCHARGE†â€STAPH INFECTION†â€HUMAN PAPILLOMA VIRUS (HPV)â€

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    Q: I am in need of cleansing my body and weight removal! (Removal and not loss because I don't want to find it again)! I need to remove about 80 pounds of unhealthy weight from my body and would like to do so in a natural way. I looked at both your Female Cleanse and the Full Body Cleanse, but don't know which is a better option for me to follow right now? I eat a lot of organic foods, I juice (some) but need to increase my water intake (A LOT). I don't drink much soda at all and when I do it is organic carbonated lemonade. I realize carbonated drinks are not good for us and limit how much I drink. My body lets me know when I have eaten something that is not good for me by causing my hands and feet to swell. To reduce this I drink water. I am allergic to wheat and try to stay away from it as much as possible. I have few ailments and have started working out again (cardio and weight training). I also looked at your weight loss products, but thought I should maybe detox first. What do you think? Any assistance you can offer on your products and which ones I should take is of great appreciation.

    A: The best thing for you is the Full Body Cleanse. The Full Body Cleanse will allow you to remove unwanted weight, while also optimizing your entier body so that you can maintain that weight and live a healthier lifestyle.

     

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    Q: I read your article; I am so stressed out trying to find a cure for this. I have tried everything possible pills, creams. I don't douche. I need help I had this problem for a year. It goes away for 2 days then it comes back. I don't have an odor it’s just a discharge. I just want the discharge to go away. I feel as though all the medicine I took messed up my balance and that’s probably why the bv hasn't gone away. I need something that is going to help but be safe for me. I know the antibiotics kill my good bacteria. I just need help badly. I don't know what else to do. I am just so lost on everything. I understand what it is and how to works. All I want is for it to go away. I am thinking I just need my balance to go back up or replenish my good bacteria, I am just not sure what to do anymore, also I am trying to change how I eat, is there certain foods I need to eat or drink? Or certain soap or laundry detergent? I just need help ASAP!!!!!!

    A:

    Please read our article â€VAGINAL ODORS AND DISCHARGE†on our site. It is very detailed. Your discharge says so much! It's conveying a message to you. The situation is mostly diet-related. Stop eating meat, dairy, refined grains and starches. Go raw foods (50%) and vegan (50%) immediately. Drink a lot of fruit and vegetable juices. Get colonics and perform enemas (weekly enemas). Give our TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE a try! Read some of our â€ARTICLESâ€! Keep your head up! Don't give up! Most people give up when they are just 3 feet from the gold. The answers you desire always come at the point when you are ready to give up. This is why you found Dherbs.Com! We are NOT the answer, but we can help point you to it! There is healing for you, Beloved! Stop thinking about the discharge and start thinking about life without the discharge. Constant thoughts create your reality!

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    Q: At age 15 I started getting cysts in my sweat glands (under arms, under breasts, groin area). Doctors treated me with antibiotics and creams over the years... it left so much scar tissue...Around age 23 I had my sweat glands removed and at that time I was diagnosed with HS (Hydra denitus supporativa)... the problem went away for about a year, and eventually moved to another place (the groin).. seems to flare up monthly during my menstrual cycle.. Since then, I was diagnosed with kidney disease, I am a dialysis patient with High blood pressure, high cholesterol.. I am on at least 6 medications to regulate my blood pressure, cholesterol, potassium, and phosphorous levels.. Due to all these changes, my libido is extremely low and almost nonexistent.. I have a hard time achieving a climax with my partner...I am married with 3 young children... I've considered weight loss surgery as a way to finally get my weight under control as it has been a huge issue for the last 10 years. What can you recommend that I can take to detox and cleanse myself of all my health issues?? Is there really anything out there to help my situation??

    A:

    There's always help! Keep your mind focused and stay positive. Give the Full Body Cleanse a try followed by the Pancreas Cleanse.

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    Q: I am a supporter of yours and trust your advice totally. I have your article on Body Odor, and I am in the process of following it tooth and nail. When in public I hear comments, and this is very painful. However, I fear that I may have a condition called Trimethylaminuria.

    A:

    Yes, the information in the Body Odor article applies to your situation. The key thing is to first detox with the, Full Body Detox, followed by 10-Day Supreme Colon Cleanse. Drink vegetable juice daily, and perform the sea salt soak as much as possible. Read the article "Sea Salt Soak." A raw foods diet is going to be best for you, at least until you get your desired results. Take matters one day at time and think positive. Utilize "mental healing" (order and read my "Mental Science Manual") as all healing and solutions begin in the mind.

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    Q: Saragomas are sweat glands. They are little tiny white bumps on the skin located around the eye area. Saragomas are developed under the skin and can only be treated with minor surgery, the problem is they keep coming back , I not sure what is producing them so I do know how the be treat internal.

    A:

    Read the article â€SKIN DISORDER = BLOOD DISORDERâ€. Detox your body! FULL BODY DETOX and use HEALING SKIN OIL or OZ OIL, whichever one you choose will be helpful.

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    Q: I finished the full body cleanse 4 weeks ago and I was a little concerned about an odor with my urine. It started during the cleanse, but it has not stopped. Is it normal for it to continue even though I stopped 4 weeks ago?

    A:

    This may happen if the kidneys are still in the detoxification process. Try our Kidney, Bladder, & Adrenals Formula to assist and help speed up the detoxification process.

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    Q: What can I take to help me with severe allergies (food and environmental), which stop me from working because my health is so bad? I also have a problem with a bad fecal odor coming from body any help would gladly be appreciated.

    A:

    Beloved, clearly you need to start detoxing your body periodically. Perform our Full Body Detox for 3-weeks!

    While detoxing, drink half a glass of aloe vera juice diluted with water.

    Start eating a lot of cilantro and parsley. Add them to vegetable juice. Eat more fruits, especially melons.

    Good Dherbs products include: ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD, BOWEL MOVER, and COLON FORMULAR. These will help your condition!

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    Q: I have been taking your anti-tumor formula for about 3 weeks now and i have notice that I have a brownish discharge and it has a fishy odor to it. Do you think that this is a sign that the tumors are dissolving?

    A:

    This is most definitely a sign that healing is taking place. Remember, your body will utilize any and all channels for cleansing (elimination) which includes the female orifice. Tumors will be eliminated via this channel. It's natural for this to happen.

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    Q: I have had this reoccurring lump that comes and goes under my arm. Usually appearing close to my menstrual. I went to the doctor, and they stated it was do to deordrant causing blockage to my sweat glands. As a precation I went to a more, natural, or less toxic deordant. However I am still having them come and go that time of the month. I find it to be an issue, because this has never been a problem for me in my entire life. I am 30 years old, and would like to be rid of this completely. What is it? I am sure that foods, and toxins caused it. Why am I experiencing this now? And what can I do to be rid of it?

    A:

    Your body is talking to you, telling you that after 30 years of polluting your body, it's now time to undo all the damage. You can heal from this situation. Simply perform the Full Body Detox, and after you perform the FBD, make sure to change your diet. Visit our DIETARY CHOICE section (under More Services on our Home Page), and read up on the vegan diet. It sounds like your menses is stating you need to address, and cleanse your female reproductive chamber too. You may want to perform the Total Woman Cleanse some 3 months after performing the Full Body Detox.

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