Body odor are common when we exercise or we are too warm. They are also common when we are feeling nervous, anxious or stressed.
Unusual changes in sweating — either excessive perspiration (hyperhidrosis) or little or no perspiration (anhidrosis) — can be cause for concern. Changes in body odor also may signal a health problem.
Otherwise, lifestyle and home treatments can usually help with normal sweating and body odor.
SYMPTOMS OF BODY ODOR
Some people naturally sweat more or less than other people. Body odor also can vary from person to person. See a doctor if:
- Someone suddenly begin to sweat much more or less than usual
- Sweating disrupts daily routine
- There is night sweats for no apparent reason
- There is change in body odor
CAUSES OF BODY ODOR
Sweating and body odor are caused by sweat glands of our body. The two main types of sweat glands are eccrine glands and apocrine glands. Eccrine glands occur over most of our body and open directly onto the surface of the skin. When our body temperature rises, these glands release fluids that cool our body as they evaporate.
Apocrine glands are found in areas where we have hair, such as our armpits and groin. These glands release a milky fluid when we are stressed. This fluid is odorless until it combines with bacteria on our skin.
HOMEOPATHIC MEDICINE OF BODY ODOR
Silicea: Very useful for feet odour. There is excessive sweating in the feet along with the appearance of cracks in between the toes.
Hepar Sulph: Useful for body odour that emerges from the armpits and tends to leave a yellow stain around the region.
Psorinum: Useful for body odour with foul smell in combination with the symptoms of excessive sensitivity to cold weather.There is an unhealthy /dirty looking skin with excessive sweating.
Baryta Carb: Very effective to cure feet odour, especially in children.
Rheum :Useful for body odour when the sour smell from the body does not disappear even after washing with water. Ueful when sour odor may present over the whole body or specifically on the head . The sour odor may appear after exertion or even in the resting position.