Causes of Body Odour
Body odour may be unpleasant to people coming in contact with you and you might feel unhygienic about yourself due to emanation of foul odour. Body odour may occur due to some of the natural process in the body or may be a result of physical exertion or external factors.
For example, body odour may happen because of sweating or even because the body, the private parts do emanate a peculiar odour. These are natural processes and there is nothing unsanitary about it. However the foul odour may still make you feel uncomfortable and probably unclean.
Sweating helps in releasing the heat in the body and helps in maintaining an equilibrium in temperature. However, when the sweat dries it leads to emanation of odour. The possibility of odour is more when the clothes you wear don’t really absorb the sweat and forms sweaty patches on the back, in the underarms region, behind the neck etc.
Wearing used clothes is another reason. Used clothes obviously have piled up sweat, dirt, grime from the previous wearing, and wearing those again without washing will lead to foul smell. Similarly, wearing clothes that have not been dried fully can smell.
Damp clothes tend to emanate a peculiar odour of their own. This may be the case when the rainy season is on and the clothes haven’t dried well. Similarly wearing undergarments that are not well dried can produce odour. Using unwashed socks could also be a source.
Wearing clothes that have been used for workout or exercises will cause odour. Similarly, not changing undergarments daily can be a source of odour. Washing clothes without a good detergent or washing them just in plain water will not remove the dirt, and the sweat smell may still linger on.
Not bathing can be a factor contributing to body odour. If you do not bath after coming back from workplace, or after a strenuous exercise there may be strong body odour emanating as the perspiration and sweat gets accumulated on the skin and clothes.
A person who tends to naturally perspire more may also find odour emanating from the body despite bathing and change of clothes.