body odour


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A malodorous body scent
BO is either (1) Apparent only to the nose’s owner, thus being defined as a disorder of perception, which may occur in auras before a seizure, in schizophrenia, and in olfactory reference syndrome—see there, or (2) Apparent to others, emanating from various orifices, derived from urine, faeces, saliva, skin, breasts, sex organs, and sweat glands
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body odour

A socially unacceptable smell usually caused by the action of bacteria on the sweat produced by the sweat glands of the armpits and the groin areas (apocrine glands).
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People who sweat too much (hyperhidrosis) may be susceptible to body odour - often the salt level of their sweat is too high for the bacteria to break down.
Undoubtedly, most of us spend a considerable amount of time trying to prevent body odour, whether by taking a shower or applying deos.
This condition, characterised by a preoccupation with the idea that one's body odour is foul or offensive to others, may be part of the differential diagnosis in patients with psychotic disorders (who may have olfactory hallucinations), in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (who may have concerns about contamination, and wash or clean repeatedly) and in patients with a social phobia spectrum disorder (who may have severe social anxiety because of fears of causing offence).
Ms Blake took her complaint to watchdog Ofcom, claiming unfair editing misrepresented issues of her body odour, the cheating accusation was invented and that Channel 4 had infringed her privacy by keeping her in the house against her will and filming her after she had asked to leave.
Sports socks are also being tested which contain molecular-scale sponges that absorb the hydrocarbons responsible for body odour that are released quickly and in great quantities during vigorous exercise.
He had stubble on his face, bulging eyes, spoke with a Birmingham accent and smelt of body odour and cigarettes.
i have a new boyfriend who has pretty significant body odour. It can get quite noticeable when the weather is warm, or we take any exercise together.
Almost 90% say body odour is the most embarrassing thing other people could think of them while 80% admit that without a shower and fresh clean clothes they can't confidently face the day
What could be worse than the unmistakable tang of stale body odour assailing your nostrils?
He's also hairy, lives on rubbish and has revolting halitosis and body odour. None of this endears him to the pleasant citizens of Mayor Jeffrey Tambor's ceaselessly cheerful town.
EVEN your best friend will think long and hard before telling you that you have body odour. It really is no laughing matter as BO can cause great distress and ruin victims' social lives.
We also investigated further to determine whether body odour is responsible for the increased attraction.