Body odor is the perceived unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the 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.

It is also known as B.O., bromhidrosis, osmidrosis, or ozochrotia.

When a body gives off a scent others may find unpleasant, it is known as body odor.

Body odor usually becomes evident if measures are not taken when a human reaches puberty. People who are obese, those who regularly eat spicy foods, as well as individuals with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, are more susceptible to having body odor.

People who sweat too much, such as those with hyperhidrosis, may also be susceptible to body odor. However, often the salt level of their sweat is too high for the bacteria to break down. It depends on where the excess sweating is occurring and which type of sweat glands are involved.

Body odor is also a very unpleasant smell coming out of the armpit or pores.


? Bath with a clean water twice daily and change clothing including all underwears.

? Change cloths when they gets wet.

? Avoid spicy foods eat more of fruit and vegetables.



Soak yourself for 15 mins in bath water with couple of cups of tomato juice in it.


Apply constarch odor-prone areas which minimizes moisture and discourages bacterials growth.

? Vineger:

Instead of using deodrant, wipe your sweat producing areas like armpit using vinegar or alcohol.


Slice a lime into two and place on armpit for 40 mins , remove and bath, do this two times daily.


Apply some baking soda on armpit,it will absorb sweat and kill bacteria.

If your body odor is caused due to any medicine you took in the past, then you need to see your doctor.