Tuesday, August 25, 2020


When one body emits a scent, others may find it unpleasant, and this scent is known as body odor. Body odor usually becomes apparent if no action is taken when a person reaches puberty, or in the process of reaching puberty. People who are a bit obese, those, who regularly eat spicy foods, and people with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, are more sensitive to body odor, than others.
People who sweat a lot, may also be found to be overly sensitive to body odor. However, often the salt level of their sweat is rather too high for the bacteria to break down easily, and so it depends on where the excessive sweating occurs and the type of sweat that it is.

Sweat seems to be almost odorless to humans, but it is the accelerated multiplication of microorganisms in the presence of sweat and the possible disintegration into acids that ultimately causes the unpleasant odor that we experience.

Body odor is more likely to occur in certain body parts such as legs, groin, armpits, genitals, pubic hair, belly button, anus, behind the ears, and the rest of the skin, to a lesser extent. 

Body odor can have a pleasant and specific odor on the person and can be used to identify people most times, especially dogs and other animals. Each person's unique smell can be affected by diet, gender, health, as well as medication, too.

What Are The Causes Of Body Odor?

Body odor is caused by bacteria that dissolves sweat and is highly associated with the responsive glands too. These glands are located in regions like the chest, genital area, eyelids, armpits, as well as the ear. In the breasts, these glands secrete droplets of fat into the breast milk. And, in the ear, they help create and produce ear wax. The responsive glands in the skin and eyelids are also sweat glands.
Most of the responsive glands in the skin are located somewhere around the groin, armpits, and around the nipples. On the skin, they usually smell, because they are the odor glands.

Responsive glands are primarily responsible for the odor of the body, because the sweat they produce is rich in proteins, whereby the pathogenic bacteria break down as soon as possible.


    Keep the armpits region clean by washing regularly using antibacterial soap and this will make the number of bacteria to reduce, thereby, resulting in less body odor.

    When the armpits have hair, it slows down the evaporation of sweat, thereby, giving the bacteria more time to dissolve them into odorous substances, which we occasionally perceive. However, Shaving the armpits regularly has been found to help control body odor in this area.

    The use of Deodorant or antiperspirant makes the skin more acidic, thereby, making it more difficult for bacteria to grow. An antiperspirant blocks the sweating of the glands, resulting in less sweating as well. 

    Stinky feet are less of a social problem than body odor does, because the unpleasant odor is usually contained in mostly our shoes and socks. However, the smell can become apparent if the person with smelly feet visits a house where shoes are removed before entering, and this can be really embarrassing. 

    Therefore, washing your feet at least once a day with hot water is better for killing bacteria than cold water. Make sure you dry your feet well later, and do so by concentrating on the region between your toes.

    The socks you wear must let the sweat evaporate, and the best socks for these purposes are those made from a combination of fiber and man-made wool.

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