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Health expert shares common body odors – what causes them and when to treat them

A health expert has detailed the most common body odors many of us are exposed to on a daily basis — as well as what causes them and how we can keep them at bay for longer

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From bad breath to body odor, we all face bad body odor (stock photo)

Let’s face it, we all smell.

We’d love to pretend we don’t, but from bad breath to general body odor, there are so many aspects our bodies who create their own funky smells if left to their own devices for too long.

And unfortunately, ridding our bodies of these smells isn’t always as easy as brushing your teeth or squirting some deodorant under your arms and hoping nobody notices – because some smells can be the warning signs of something much more serious being beneath the surface.

Fortunately, the team behind the digital pharmacy, Medinospelled out the most common body odors and even explained what causes them and when to treat them.







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Giulia Guerrini, Medino’s lead pharmacist, says: “The most important thing to avoid when you notice a strange smell is to just hope that an extra bit of deodorant will make it go away.

“Leaving something untreated will make it worse in almost every scenario, body odor or not. While it can be inconvenient, embarrassing and uncomfortable, treating these odors properly is only in your best interest. You owe it to yourself to take care of your body.”

Bad breath

One of the most common odors we all encounter is halitosis – as this can come from a number of things, including that familiar “morning breath” that plagues us all when we first wake up.

Health experts say bacteria build-up can be caused by excess food between your teeth and in any area of ​​your mouth without regular brushing and flossing.

They said: “The bacteria release a sulfur compound that causes your breath to smell and taste bad.

“Everyone should brush their teeth twice a day for two minutes, depending on their eating habits, if not more often. You can also lightly brush your gums during the day to remove as much bacteria as possible.”

If you have bad breath for more than three weeks, you could have an oral disease or infection, such as gum disease, that needs to be treated by a dentist.

nipple leakage

You might not expect your nipples to deflate, but it can happen to both men and women — and when it does, it can carry a pretty bad smell.

Breastfeeding women can experience discharge during the day or night, and it’s usually nothing serious—but if you’re a non-breastfeeding woman and you’re leaking without putting pressure on your breasts, you should make an appointment to have an appointment arrange doctor.

For men, any leakage is a sign that you should see a doctor.

hemorrhoids

With hemorrhoids, you can probably feel them long before you smell them — but if left untreated, they can cause an unpleasant odor.

Experts say the odor isn’t actually from the hemorrhoids themselves, but is a result of the mucus-like discharge they can produce.

They said: “You may not think your hemorrhoids are leaking, but the swelling from hemorrhoids can prevent your anus from closing completely, which allows the discharge to come out.

“Also, icing on the cake, an untreated hemorrhoid can develop into a pus-filled abscess. Pus, with or without hemorrhoids, smells disgusting on any part of the body.”

body odor

Another common odor we all face is body odor, commonly referred to as BO

And while we may stereotypically associate the smell with young people going through puberty, we can all develop an odd aroma through things like changing our diet, environment, hormones, or medication.

Bacteria break down protein molecules in our sweat, causing BO’s infamous stink.

The clash between bacteria and protein molecules is most likely to take place around a person’s armpits, belly button, ears, feet, genitals, and groin, among other places.

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