bromhidrosis


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bromhidrosis

 [bro″mĭ-dro´sis]
the secretion of foul-smelling perspiration.

brom·hi·dro·sis

(brom'hi-drō'sis),
Fetid or foul-smelling perspiration. Apocrine bromhidrosis affects the axillae after puberty, and eccrine bromhidrosis is generalized, with excessive sweating.
Synonym(s): bromidrosis
[G. bromos, a stench, + hidros, perspiration]

bromhidrosis

/brom·hi·dro·sis/ (bro″mĭ-dro´sis) axillary (apocrine) sweat which has become foul-smelling as a result of its bacterial decomposition.

bromhidrosis

[brō′midrō′sis]
Etymology: Gk, bromos, stench, hidros, sweat
an abnormal condition in which the apocrine sweat has an unpleasant odor. The odor is usually caused by bacterial decomposition of perspiration on the skin. Treatment includes frequent bathing, changing of socks and underclothes, and use of deodorants, antibacterial soaps, and dusting powders. Also called body odor.
Body odour—e.g., stinky feet

bromhidrosis

Medtalk Body odor–eg, stinky feet

brom·hi·dro·sis

(brom'hi-drō'sis)
Fetid or foul-smelling perspiration. Apocrine bromhidrosis affects the axillae after puberty, and eccrine bromhidrosis is generalized, with excessive sweating.
[G. bromos, a stench, + hidros, perspiration]

bromhidrosis

Profuse odorous sweat, especially from the feet, caused by the breakdown of short-chain FATTY ACIDS, especially isovaleric acid.

Bromhidrosis

Bacterial breakdown of sweat and cellular debris resulting in a foul odor.
Mentioned in: Hyperhidrosis

bromidrosis

; bromhidrosis foul-smelling perspiration due to bacterial degradation of sweat (see Table 1)
Table 1: Treatment of hyperhidrosis and bromidrosis
Treatment rationaleModality
Reduction of local sweat flowTreatment of painful conditions (orthoses, footwear, correction of chronic foot strain)
Determination whether there is a systemic cause of increased sweating (e.g. hyperthyroidism; menopause; stress)
Prevention of sweat accumulation at skin surfacePersonal hygiene (washing, rotation of shoes, clean socks; use of antiperspirants; contrast foot baths)
Airing feet (sandals; cotton not nylon hose; leather not plastic shoes)
Absorbents (charcoal-containing insoles; allowing shoes to air thoroughly between wearing
Note: Foot powders do not absorb sweat, but do lubricate the skin
Reduction of the local effects of macerationTopical astringents
Counteraction of proneness to fungal and bacterial infectionsTopical antiseptics and fungicides
Treatment of associated minor skin pathologies• Blistering: weak iodine solution; 50:50 weak iodine and compound tincture of benzoin (TBCo); TBCo
• Moist fissuring: TBCo with 3% salicylic acid; industrial methylated spirit (IMS) with 3% salicylic acid
• Dry fissuring: reduction of local callosity; application of emollients

bromhidrosis

the secretion of foul-smelling perspiration.