I have odor in under arm recently for one month I was going for walking in the morning, sweat comes out even though odor has not stopped, but it has comedown little, what treatment I should take and type of foods.

(Last Updated: Apr 27, 2007)

Body odor is the unpleasant smell emanating from the body which occurs when bacteria on the skin act upon the sweat and break it down into acids. In order to prevent body odor, you should avoid eating any leftover foods or foods which contain too many additives and preservatives. Also restrict your intake of red meat, sweets, caffeine, alcohol and dairy products. Try to eat more whole, natural foods. Also make sure to drink plenty of water every day.
Home remedies for eradicating body odor include the following;
  • Have about 500grams of wheatgrass along with a glass of water first thing in the morning. Wheatgrass contains chlorophyll which helps to reduce body odor.
  • Applying baking soda to the underarm region helps to treat body odor.
  • Add white vinegar to water and use to cleanse the underarms.
  • You can prevent body odor by adding a few drops of rose water to your bathwater. This will also have a refreshing effect.
  • Instead of using deodorant, add some apple cider vinegar to a mug of water and use to rinse the armpits.
  • Take a bath or shower at least thrice daily especially during the summer.
  • You can make a beneficial homemade deodorant by combining glycerin and the juice of radish. Mix well and add into a spray bottle. You can store this in the refrigerator and use on the underarms when required.
  • Applying talc of baby powder to the underarm area helps to absorb moisture.

answered by S D

The simplest way to get rid of body odour is to have a warm shower twice a day. Drink lots of water and eat fresh foods, rather than processed ones. Rubbing potato slices on the underarms proves beneficial.


answered by r k


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