Body odor



Odor caused by the mix of sweat and bacteria on the skin.


Self-care options include antiperspirants and deodorants and regular bathing with antibacterial soap. It also may help to avoid spicy foods and caffeinated drinks.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a healthcare professional if:

  • Change in sweating pattern, including excessive sweat or little or no sweat.
  • Changes in body odor.
  • Disruption of daily routine.
  • Unexplained night sweats.