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Sweating and Odor

Sweating and odor go hand in hand and nobody is a fan of either of them. Sweating problems can cause body odor but there are ways to prevent and treat these issues. In this section you'll find great articles about sweating and odor.

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What is anhidrosis?

If you've ever been embarrassed by a dark, spreading sweat stain on your favorite shirt, you've probably wished you could just stop sweating altogether. But the inability to sweat is a serious medical condition -- what can you do about it?


What is diaphoresis?

In the '80s, a popular antiperspirant commercial advised viewers to "never let them see you sweat." But if you've ever been caught sweating bullets, that's diaphoresis -- profuse perspiration that can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.

Does folic acid help with body odor?

Sometimes you just can't help it. A grueling workout or a stressful job interview may make the sweat start to flow, but before considering a prescription antiperspirant, is it worth trying a vitamin like folic acid to help stifle the stink?

What medicines cause body odor?

Body odor can be a real pain, especially if you've tried everything in the book to ditch it. And if you're wondering what's causing your case of B.O., you might want to take a look in the medicine cabinet.

Hidradenitis Suppurativa Explained

Individuals living with hidradenitis suppurativa experience a chronic skin condition characterized by abscesses, lesions, inflammation, blackheads and scarring. What causes this disease, and is there any way to treat it?

Understanding Sweat Rash

Those tiny bumps that may appear under your arm are called by many names, including prickly heat, heat rash, and even milaria. Fortunately, it's a pretty simple condition to treat. We'll tell you how.

Hyponatremia Explained

We've all heard about the dangers of dehydration. But, as if to prove the point that you can have too much of a good thing, it turns out it is not only is it possible to overdose on water, the ramifications of doing so can be fatal.

Underarm Odor Examined

It's a fact of puberty. Suddenly, you start to smell under the ol' armpits. What causes that, and what can you do treat it if deodorant isn't helping?

Understanding Infected Sweat Glands

Sweat is nature's way of preventing our bodies from overheating, and it is a fantastic mechanism. However, the sweat glands' ducts can be prone to clogging, causing infections. We'll look at some of the conditions that develop and how to treat them.

Skin Maceration Explained

Have you ever taken a bandage off a cut and the skin underneath was lighter and wrinkled, like you'd been in the bath too long? That's maceration, and in some cases, it can complicate healing.

5 Gym Bag Essentials for Men

Nobody likes to ask a stranger in a towel if he can bum a squirt of toothpaste in order to brush his teeth with his finger. Unless you go straight home after working out in a neighborhood gym, you'll want to pack some basic essentials in that gym bag of yours.