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Preventing Body Odor

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How Do I Fight Body Odor? continued...

In some societies, body odor is accepted. But most countries today frown on body odor. In fact, some religions have strict guidelines about bathing practices and personal hygiene.

The best way to fight body odor is through prevention. For most teens, proper hygiene -- like washing well and applying an underarm antiperspirant or deodorant -- should be enough.

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Reviewed by Norman Levine, MD on May 11, 2012
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