It is called bromidrosis or body odor, is a common phenomenon in postpubertal individuals.
There are glands that produce sweat and oil fo the skin called Apocrine glands (sweat glands) bt they also are responsible for characteristic pheromonal odors. They secrete a small amount of oily fluid, which is odorless upon reaching the skin surface. However the characteristic odor is due to bacterial decomposition of the oily fluid on the skin
The bacteria are normal residents and those that are trapped on the skin from the air. It is the bacterial decomposition of apocrine secretion that produce ammonia and short-chain fatty acids, with their characteristic strong odors. The most abundant of these acids is E-3-methyl-2-hexanoic acid
The aim of treatment for someone like you is to reduce bacterial florae and maintain a dry environment, in a process that include improved hygiene and topical therapy.
Hygienic measures, such as adequate washing of the axillary vault, prompt removal of sweaty clothing, and the use of topical deodorant gels and sprays which covers the odor and decreases bacterial counts are beneficial in cases of apocrine bromhidrosis.
Use of topical antibiotics such as clindamycin and erythromycin and antiseptic soaps (OTC in Pharmacies) may yield clinical benefit by limiting the growth of the guilty bacteria that decompose apocrine secretions that liberate fatty acids that have peculiar smells. Topical antibiotics (Also can be bough OTC from your Pharmacy) should only be used when other antiseptics are ineffective because they are associated with a greater risk of bacterial resistance
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