Human body like any other animal also has a body odour. However the person does not usually feels or aware of own body odour. However when the body odour of another person is strong, then it is felt by the persons who stand close by.
The offensive body odour is actually due to many bacteria working and other body secretions.
Offensive odour is also caused by many infections and diseases inside and outside the human body. Unpleasant body odour is emitted due to the food we eat also. The body eliminate waste matters from the food we take and also the by products generated by various chemicals and medicine we consume. Excess medicines are also eliminated. This eliminations through sweat, urine, faeces, oral spit, nasal secretions etc. Many of them can have bad odour o some offensive odours. The foods like onion family items, etc. also cause b unpleasant odour.
We apply body scents and sprays to 'mask' the body odour. They do not prevent the bad odour. Once the scent wears out, the body odour comes out more offensively .
How to reduce or avoid unpleasant body odour?
1. Take bath daily at least one time. During summer and after tedious work and travel, it is suggested to take extra bath also.
2. Add a few drops of lemon juice, Eucalyptus oil in the water used for bathing.
3. Use good soaps which will have some pleasant odour ingredients ad which do not affect the skin. There are many soaps now available which have natural scent ingredients. The mixture can be wetted with Rose water
4. Women can use a mixture of green gram flour / Bengal gram flour , turmeric powder, sandal powder as alternative to soap. The mixture may be wetted with Rose water.It is preferable if the ingredients are home made.
5. Apply Sandal paste on the body after bathing and drying body well.
6.Avoid or reduce intake of onion family food items like onions, garlic etc.
7. Diseases like Diabetes cause offensive body odour. Even a small fever also can cause body odour.
8.Consult doctor and eliminate factors o any underlying health issue.
9.Discuss with doctor about the medicines being taken. If there is any doubt that they are causing bad odour, then report the matter and get any possible alternatives.
10.Use dresses and clothes that 'ventilate'. Wear clothes that are suitable to the season.
11.Do not allow pets to rub on your body. Pets will have their stenches.
12. From experience avoid those foods that can cause some unpleasant body odour.
Keep general normal health with proper hygiene, proper food and proper sleep.