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If you noticed that your body has started to smell differently than it did when you were younger, do not freak out; it is completely normal. Body odor is part of growing up and something that every one has to deal with. The right steps to take in managing body odor 

The causes of body odor:

During puberty, your sweat glands become much more active than they were when you were younger. You have probably noticed that you are sweating more now than you were as a kid, especially in your armpits, groin, the bottoms of your feet and the palms of your hands. When your sweat comes into contact with bacteria on your skin, it can cause a smell known as body odor.

Why do people sweat:

Sweating is the body’s natural way of cooling itself off. You sweat in hot weather, when you are exercising or playing sports and when you’re nervous, stressed, or excited. There is nothing you can do to stop your body from sweating but there are things you can do to keep clean and smell fresh.

If you notice that you are sweating way too much, say, if the weather is mild, you’re not being active and you are not nervous, excited, or stressed, talk with your primary care provider. Hyperhidrosis (the medical term for excessive sweating) is usually a harmless and treatable condition, but is occasionally caused by an overactive thyroid. So it is important to let your healthcare provider know if you are sweating too much.

What can I do to prevent Body odor:

  • Shower or bathe daily, and thoroughly dry your skin afterwards. Bacteria thrive in damp areas so make sure to dry off after you shower.
  • Apply deodorant or antiperspirant: Using deodorant or antiperspirant will help mask body odor, and/or decrease sweating.
  • Wear clean clothes: Have you ever taken a whiff of your dirty gym socks. This might sound like a no-brainer but dirty clothes can smell. Changing your clothes each day give you a fresh start. It also helps to wear clothing made of natural fibers such as cotton or linen because they absorb sweat better than other materials.

Should I use deodorant or deodorant with antiperspirant:

You have got two options: regular deodorant or deodorant antiperspirant. Regular deodorant helps to get rid of body odor by covering up the odor of sweat, usually with a scent or fragrance. Deodorant with antiperspirant has chemicals in it that help to dry up your sweat or stop you from sweating.

If you go to the store you will notice that there are some deodorants marketed for people and some for girls. There are scented products and unscented products and they come in various forms including roll-on, gels, solids, and sprays. You can try different products and different scents until you find what is right for you. If you find that you have sensitive skin that is easily irritated, choose a product that has no scent or one that says hypoallergic in it.

Getting rid of body odor usually is not hard as long as you practice good hygiene.

The home remedies of body odor:

Unpleasant smell our bodies emits when bacteria that live on our skin break down sweat into acids. Some say it is the smell of bacteria growing on the body but it is actually the result of bacteria breaking down protein into certain acids. all you need to do is take your shower at least twice daily always change used cloths and inner wears, always have a clean shave both armpit and Bermuda triangle pubic area and apply body deodorant. The things to use:

  • Lime two pieces.
  • Cinnamon cassia powder.
  • Neem leave.


Get hand full of neem leave squeeze in the same water you want to bath with or you boil together to extract juice if you like bathing warm or hot water and remove the leaf. Then put a spoon of cinnamon powder to it lastly cut two lime each into two and put in the water, then allow the water for 20 to 30 mins before bathing with the water. this could help as well..

Pharm G