Body Odor – Do you have a real long term problem or is the answer simple?
Body odor can have a serious cause or it can be simple neglect of the obvious. But sometimes even though we know we have a body odor problem we do not do the simple things to combat the problem.
So, before looking at what may be the cause, check out the following steps to curing body odor.
- Take a bath or a shower. Blindingly obvious but you need to bathe or shower regularly.
- When you dry yourself make sure you do a good job. Bacteria like damp areas so dry yourself thoroughly after bathing
- Change your clothes on a frequent basis. Particularly your underwear. Your body is giving off skin cells and bacteria all the time and your underwear is closest to where the action is.
Actually it is not your sweat that smells but the bacteria that develops with your sweat. The odor comes only after bacteria or fungi on the skin’s surface break down the fat in sweat to form chemicals that smell.
So if you do all these things and you have a continuing body odor problem then you may have a long term problem that needs medical help. But try the simple things first. Do you really have a sweat problem or are you just being lazy about bathing and changing clothes.
If you do the simple things and you still have a sweat problem then you may have a skin infection or a dietary problem that needs medical advice.