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Is body odor normal?

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Bromhidrosis (another word for body odor) happens at puberty because of increasing hormones called androgens. These hormones are not active until puberty, which is why body odor wasn’t a problem when you were a kid. While sweat itself is virtually odorless, bacteria use it as a breeding ground and multiply rapidly. What you smell is the products related to bacteria breakdown of keratin protein on the surface of your skin.

From: Preventing Body Odor WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Wikipedia web site: "Body Odor." Health 911 web site: "Body Odor Remedies." DermNet NZ web site:  "Antiperspirants".

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 26, 2019

SOURCES: Wikipedia web site: "Body Odor." Health 911 web site: "Body Odor Remedies." DermNet NZ web site:  "Antiperspirants".

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 26, 2019

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