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People Sweat, People Smell

It is a wide known fact that we allsweat, especially males do. Most of us have experienced the situationwhen we are forced to be pressed against each other in a means ofpublic transportation on a sunny, hot day. Those who have, know howunpleasant it is when numerous different odors from various differentpeople get mixed and strike one's nostrils. While sweating from heator physical activity is normal, extremely unpleasant smell is not. Itmay be caused by numerous different factors, some being more seriousthan the others. The worst thing is that people who do possess thisterrible body odor may not be aware of it, thus making lives harderto those around them while not realizing that they need help.

Reasons Behind Body Odor

Although sweat does trigger the smell,it does not cause it. Namely, we sweat because our body tries toadjust and balance our body's temperature. The only thing it does inthe process is expel water through our skin. However, the bacterialocated on our skin use this water and break it into aromatic fattyacids which have that specific unpleasant smell. Thus, it takes nofurther speculation in order to be aware that this condition istreatable either by reducing the sweating or by removing the abovementioned bacteria. However, the cases with which this does not workare those when body odor is caused by an illness or certain types ofmedication. Here, the illness must be taken care of, or themedications need to be changed.

Getting Rid of Body Odor

Hygiene is crucial. That being said,you need to make sure you are clean all of the time. Use soap whiletaking shower since these destroy bacteria and clean the skin alongwith its sweat. Also, while washing, concentrate on washing yourarmpits, the area between your legs and your feet since most of oursweat glands are located in those areas. Since, we all have differentconcentrations of sweat we produce, those who sweat more may need tohave more than a shower a day. Logically enough, deodorants and bodysprays are a must unless you want to spread your smell around thoseyou spend time with. Find a deodorant which works for you and stickto it, creating a habit of applying it. Additionally, shaving thehair inside your armpits may reduce the smell and the sweatproduction so you might take that into consideration. Also, wearingclean clothes every day goes without saying.

If all of the above measures fail, onemay choose some other. You may visit a chemist and ask for a lotionspecial for your purposes. After examining you the chemist willprepare an adequate lotion which you can use.

Finally, if your sweating simply cannotcease, you might have to choose between Botox injections into yoursweat glands or a few surgical procedures involving either removal ofarmpit skin areas or applying electroshocks to the nerves.

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