Human beings as social creatures, are given to interaction, thus personal hygiene is an important part of well being. One of such factors that may alienate a person, impede interactions and cause a nosedive in self esteem is the problem of body odour.
Here are ways to combat the problem of body odour, according to Dr. Kemi Agbaoye of Medik247 International.
Symptoms and Signs
Body odour is usually described as pungent,rancid, musty or sour. While it is mostly axillary(from the armpits), other common sites include the genital area and the soles of the feet.
Precipitating Factors of Body Odour
There are factors that predispose one to body odour and they include:
Although getting clinical diagnosis are not clearly indicated here, however in the case of concurrent illnesses, appropriate are requested for.
However there must be confirmation that you actually stink, ask loved ones or close family members. Don’t just imagine that you suffer body odour.
Here are the following steps one can take, in combating this problem:
In cases when ailment is severe, causing psychological distress, people who suffer body odour, may consider a surgical treatment.
Body Odour is a medical condition, caused by the over secretion of apocrine or eccrine (sweat)glands, that become malodorous, after bacterial interaction.
Although is can be managed by certain health practices and change in lifestyle; if these fail or it is a severe case, please seek medical help, because it is found to be a source of social and psychological distress.