Most of us have experienced bad body odors sometime during our lives. This could be because we completed a grueling workout, ate a lot of onions or garlic or had to face a stressful meeting or presentation. Although the easiest solution is to reach for the deodorant or the toothpaste, you should look into the causes of your body odor. This is because somebody odors are your body’s way of telling you that you have health concerns that need fixing. Here are three such instances.
You have fruity breath – People who’re body runs low on insulin, could have a build up of acidic chemicals called ketones in your blood. This can give out a fruit smelling breath. This is a deadly condition and is part of a symptom of diabetes. If you have this symptom coupled with other conditions like fatigue, dry mouth, difficulty breathing, or abdominal pain, you should visit a doctor immediately.
Smelly feet – If your feet often smell foul and they are also dry, scaly red, and have blisters, you may have athlete’s foot. This type of fungus can also be spread from your feet to other parts of your body, through touch. To reduce symptoms visit a dermatologist, who will prescribe some over-the- counter medication to target the symptoms.
Smelly poo – If your intestine doesn’t produce enough lactase, you will find it difficult to digest lactose. This is the sugar found in dairy products. Apart from the foul smelling poo, you will also experience bloating, smelly gas, painful stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. If you have any of these symptoms after consuming dairy, it is best to visit a doctor to diagnose the problem. Most often patients will have to avoid dairy and look for other non-dairy alternatives.