Body Odour

see also Perspiration Problems

Sweat glands in groin and under arms begin to broadcast their special odours around age of 15 or 16 in girls and a year or two later in boys. Most adolescent worries about body odour are related to these unfamiliar smells rather than to excessive sweating; Stress increases sweating, and many girls find they sweat more during their periods. Fresh sweat does not usually smell unpleasant; odour becomes offensive when bacteria breed in stale sweat; daily washing, and alkalinity of soap, discourage bacteria. If sweating is related to stress, constitutional treatment is recommended; otherwise, one of the remedies below may be helpful.

Specific remedies to be taken hourly for up to 10 doses as required

  • Sour-smelling perspiration, especially during exercise or sleep, person overweight and feels the cold Calcarea 30c
  • Cold sweats, worst on feet, person slim and feels the cold, especially cold draughts around head Silicea 30c
  • Sweat smells unpleasant, person tends to sweat in both hot and cold situations, and may produce a lot of saliva Mercurius 30c
  • Skin looks dirty, odour persists even after washing Psorinum 30c

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