Body odor occurs when a person sweats. The bacteria then in that sweat breaks down amino acids, releasing an unpleasant odor.
To combat this, people can use antiperspirants to decrease the amount of sweat they produce. In addition, they can use deodorants that can combat the smell. To prevent body odor, bathe regularly, and wear clean and appropriate clothing for activities. Opt for wearing cotton shirts or moisture-wicking apparel for daily use and for exercise. These have been seen to be effective.
When personal hygiene is not maintained, it can lead to other skin issues, which may be fungal or bacterial in nature.
Athlete’s foot, caused by a fungus, is one of the more common skin issues related to personal hygiene. The fungus (tinea pedis) grows best in warm, moist places, such as the feet. You’ll know you have Athlete’s foot when you have a foot rash that is associated with skin peeling or cracking, itchiness, and a burning sensation. This may be diagnosed by your doctor through a clinical exam as well.
The usual treatment for this condition includes an over-the-counter topical solution. However, if the symptoms persist or the fungal overgrowth is particularly bad, your physician may prescribe anti-fungal medication to be taken orally.