Bromhidrosis is another word for body odour. It can be very embarrassing, because it is often unpleasant.
As an individual, one should try as much as possible to avoid having this offensive odour, because it drives people away, it makes them to not want to stay close. Usually it does not portray a good image and it is not healthy either.
Body odour and mouth odour are terrible and embarrassing sets of situations no one should allow to linger.
Here are few tips on how to tackle it and smell better:
Keep your armpit shaved and clean
Wash it regularly with water and soap. Try not keep any hair under it. This is because hair accumulates dirt due to sweat, which in turn leads to odour that is not pleasant.
Although you can still have a clean armpit with hair, but it requires good hygiene and use of deodorant. But if you already have a serious body odour situation, get rid of the hairs there and always use a deodorant.
Have a healthy diet
What you take in can also affect how you smell. Sometimes fatty and oily food can get through your pores and produce an unpleasant odour. In addition, garlic, especially, can help produce an unpleasant odour.
Take precaution when eating food with strong smell. Always brush your mouth afterwards or, preferably, chew gum.
Brushing twice daily (morning and night) at least is also a very good and hygienic practice to tackle mouth odour.
Wash your dirty clothes often
As a lady or a guy make sure your boxer or underwear is kept clean and is well dried before putting them on. Do not wear a dirty cloth or dirty underwear, because, apart from the risk of body odour, it is also not healthy.
Sweat and body residue naturall leaves an odour on clothes, but the level of this odour now varies with your personal hygiene.
It is bad hygiene to use an underwear twice, either as a male or female. Fighting body odor starts with closing all loose ends, such as this.
Go to the doctor to treat Hyperhidrosis
If you have hyperhidrosis which often involves excessive sweating, talk to your doctor. There are a few treatment options for those with more severe sweating who desire more aggressive treatments.
Also, note that certain medical problems can lead to excessive sweating. Your Doctor is in the best position to treat this.
Clean up regularly during menstruation
For women this cannot be over emphasized. When menstruating always make sure your pad is not too soaked before you change it. Bath on time and as often as required during this period.
Always wash your undies immediately during menstruation and even after menstruation. This helps to prevent bacterial infection. Stored undies always have an awful smell, so try as much as possible to wash your undies when bathing.
Mothers should also teach their female children how to be extra clean during their puberty stage because this is when the body is developing and hairs growing around different parts of the body. Therefore, if not well taken care of timely, it can lead to body odour
Wash dirty corners thoroughly
When bathing, thoroughly wash those areas that are generally prone to dirt in the body, especially the corners.
Generally, body odour is linked to the armpit area most times, but sweaty feet, groins and upper thighs can also lead to body odour. Generally, try to wash your body at least twice daily and do it properly and thoroughly.
When you return home from a hot sunny day, make sure you have a cool showe. It will go a long way in relaxing your body and also help minimise any offensive body odour.
In conclusion, all humans have body odour, but when it is beyond a certain acceptable degree, to the point the next person to you can perceive your odour, then that is when it becomes a problem.
In conjunction with a regular and thorough wash daily, it is best to always make use of deodorants.
There are several categories of body sprays and colognes that are available on the shelf. Get one and boost your confidence among your peers and colleagues.
All the very best as you boost your persona and aura with a nice fresh smell.