Sweat with a bad smell

sweat with bad smell He sweat It can become a serious problem for many people. It is usually associated with the fact that when a person sweats a lot, he tends to be a little groomed individual, when in reality he has nothing to do with it.

Why? For example, excessive sweating may be due to a problem called hyperhidrosis , a condition that causes a person to sweat excessively and unpredictably, being able to sweat even if the temperature is cool, or it is at rest. Its causes: possible existence of very active sweat glands; although in case of secondary hyperhidrosis can be as a consequence of other disorders or diseases, such as glucose control disorders, hyperthyroidism, heart disease, menopause, Parkinson's disease or cerebrovascular accidents.

Why does sweat smell bad?

It is usually thought that the sweat smells bad . But the truth is that it is not the sweat itself that smells bad; it is actually due to the colonization of bacteria in our skin that form when the apocrine sweat is secreted.

Therefore, we must take into account from the start that sweat is odorless, unless they have taken certain medications (such as some antibiotics or psychotropic drugs), or foods such as garlic that can alter their smell.

In reference to the composition of sweat, it is mainly composed of water and mineral salts, in addition to other substances.

Sweating is not bad, because thanks to it our skin gets wet, evaporates and also helps to lower our temperature.

Advice against sweat and bad smell

  • Uses deodorants and antiperspirants : they help reduce odor and conceal perspiration with their perfume. In case you have a strong smell, you should try several deodorants until you find the most suitable one. In addition, it is advised that every so often you change the product to increase its effectiveness.
  • Uses liquid soap with chlorhexidine : As it is advisable to wash well with soap those areas that sweat more, it is advisable to use liquid soap with chlorhexidine.
  • If you wear closed footwear, use anti-odor socks and appropriate socks : although it is best to let the foot breathe, if for example you are in autumn or winter and you must use closed footwear, the best option is to use anti-odor templates and anti-sweat socks. They are ideal because they absorb moisture from the feet.

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