Embarrassed by body odour? Here are some tips to get rid of it
Bharti Malhotra, 24, has been going through acute embarrassment due to her body odour. It has also crushed her confidence, especially after she was gifted a pack of deos on her birthday. Many people like her suffer from body odour, but there is no need to despair, say experts who give their reasons for the predicament and suggest helpful tips.
Sweating is not the only reason for body odour, but lack of hygiene, stomach disorders and eating too much non-vegetarian food could also cause it. So, a few changes in diet and lifestyle can help one deal with this problem too, say experts. A botox jab could also help tackle excessive sweating.
‘One has to make some lifestyle improvements, like eating a healthy diet and avoiding pungent food items such as onion and garlic and bathe twice a day. One can also use products that contain aluminium hydroxide, which help in absorbing sweat,’ Mumbai-based dermatologist Madhuri Agarwal said.
In some people, pungent body odour is part of their genetic makeup.
‘The presence of odour indicates an underlying condition, which could be either bacterial overgrowth or triggered by hormonal changes in the body. The former is caused due to lack of proper hygiene. The latter, however, is a natural process in case of teens and young adults,’ dermatologist Vandana Chatrat said.