Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Body ODOR!!

 
.this is something which is so offending and annoying to people.."Bad Body odor"and the worst part part is that one cannot complain or say much to a stranger...

"Bad body odor can happen to anyone at any time. It may be the arm pits that are smelling or maybe the feet. At times, the hair can also smell bad and bad odor can also come through sweat glands on the body.  It is important to understand what is causing the bad odor and try to fix that problem rather than try cosmetic solutions which will work only in the short term."

The unpleasant smell our bodies can give off when bacteria that live on the skin break down sweat into acids - some say it is the smell of bacteria growing on the body, but it really is the result of bacteria breaking down protein into certain acids.

I had this lady who came to me for some work at my office and I could smell her  bad from a distance...its kind of annoying but one cannot offend a complete stranger,I could figure out from her clothes how clean she was!!! but the worst part is you cannot throw somebody out of work place...rubbing my Nose again and again I tried to finish as soon as possible....

Most of the time people themselves dont know that how bad they smell ....and jus come straight from home or office...smell like cigarettes... I mean its so annoying coming from clothes or when you talk...bad breath...

1)if you smell something unpleasant....take a bath immediately to get rid of unpleasant odor....
Use deodorants not only antiperspirant but also antibacterial.....
do not buy soap that has a high level of perfume and alcohol. do not use soaps that has a moisturizing effect. because if you use this in your underarm the skin will not be dry.
 
2).I would say smell yourself before going out and meeting other people ....Change your clothes if at home or  cooking before going for shopping or any gathering...Wash your clothes everyday!!even if they don't look dirty...they still have a body odor!!(biggest myth people have ,they don't look dirty)
If you did not wash your clothes immediately the bacterial activity continues in your shirt and multiply continuously.....especially to your wet in the sweat shirt....

3)do not eat to much fatty foods, meats, oily foods....Remember this..Oils, fats after eating will  eliminate in the body in the process of sweating...releasing odor....

 
4)If you sleep early your body cells and tissues will repair when you sleep.. the early you sleep at night the longer you body will repair it self inside and outside...

"If your feet are smelling bad, you need to understand that your body is telling you to change your diet. Start wearing cotton socks ( and change them twice a day) so that the feet may breath easy and wear leather shoes, which breathe. Every evening dip your feet in hot water to which alum has been added. Rub some potato slices to the soles to help control the smell.  You may also sprinkle some baking soda on your feet before putting on the socks. Baking soda is a well known anti odor agent."

I think being educated and wearing some trendy clothes is not all..but personal hygiene is important too..many a times people neglect as a result getting embarrassed...in front of others....if your near and dear ones have a problem try talking to the person with out making him or her embarrassed....and fixing it...

I remember one of my friends often use to complain that Gym sometimes smells bad ..and they told the authority about this...there were two guys who had a body odor problem and they were Indians when the manager talked to them politely about this issue ,they yelled at him ...and even to the extent to cancel the membership and ..in hindi saying" Manager mere hathon aaj marega"(manager will die today)she actually heard them saying...they were that offended not knowing how annoying it was for other people working out in that same place...for no fault of them..
its actually not accepting the fact...to fix the problem ..is yet to come...
People think unless anybody complains its fine...and keep hanging... usually people with bad body odor are dejected.....people dont want their company and treat them in low esteem ,they are refused and shown door most of the time with no respect...
If you have this problem ,take it seriously and try fixing it!!!

6 comments:

Bikramjit Singh Mann said...

Yes MAM point taken I will make sure to do what you have asked us to do :)

But i dont smell.. :) he he ehe he he I do understand your point and i hate people who when they go for lunch eat onions and it stinksssssssssssssssssss :)

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Uma said...

i hate cigarette smell..

u have provided solutions to get rid of body odor.. thats good..

dr.antony said...

Embarrassing problem. The problem is how to inform the person.It would sound offending however soft you make it.
I have a colleague doctor,who comes very well dressed,but no one can sit near him.Many nurses complained and finally it has reached the nursing office.They all want me to tell him.I am thinking of a solution.
The difficult problem is that the person who carries the odor,is unaware of it. It is the same problem with fetor oris ( bad breathe).Some have anesthetizing effect.

kavita said...

A very important issue ! One friend of mine borrowed my saree n blouse set to wear for a function and returned it back later.Even after two three repeated dry washes the bad bad body odor refused to go away from the blouse and at last i gave the saree back to her. Another problem is when people with this problem work with you in an air conditioned room.
Smelling nice is a very essential part of a good and pleasing personality .

Writer Abhilash said...

Hmm... Here in Mumbai.. I have to smell everyday in the local trains..And as evry1 has t osuffer that crowd in the local train..evry1 in the class keep smelling for the whole day.... hahaha... there is no solution to this....

Harman said...

@Bikram..thanks..onion or garlic at work kinda passing out for everyone at work...u got to be kidding !!!
who eats onion at lunch ..in offices?I see in corporates most of the people using some handy stuff like instant waterless brushing after lunch...otherwise there will be emergency meetings:)all the time...

@UMA...Cigrette Smell in injurious to health for others too..(its that bad)

@kavita..Yes..I agree..usually the offices are all air-conditioned and sealed the smell stays inn... I have put some motion sprays in my office to keep a fresh smell ..but its if someone is stinking...nothing helps!!!
As for the lady who borrowed Saree from you...ONE,should never borrow anything from anyone if they have a bad odor...its spoiling your own reputation!I hope people read and understand :)

@DR Anthony...its sad..being so educated still personal hygiene is lacking among people ...
I think you should talk to the Doc..about ODOR ,rude it may sound but then its always in good interest and keep the air fresh for everyone.he might then fix it!

@Abhlish..its bad that there is lack of civic sense among people but we should always keep our self clean..which shows ones upbringing.