This is also known as Bromhidrosis. It is an unpleasant smell that is produced by the body which is formed from sweat being broken down by bacteria. It is normal for most people to have some form of body odour, but it could be a problem for some people.

Causes of body odour:

This could be normal and is common after puberty.

More common in people overweight, after eating spicy food or drinking alcohol, if you take certain medications like antidepressants and if you have an underlying condition like diabetes.

Self-help tips

Hygiene check-up is necessary, regular cleaning/ baths, using antibacterial soaps help.

Avoiding spicy food and alcohol, using deodorants could make it better. The type of clothes used could make a difference with preference for light fabrics.


We would consider self-help tips with emphasis on baths, using antibacterial soaps as often as possible.

We would also consider doing blood tests to ensure there is no other cause like diabetes and hyperthyroidism which could cause excessive sweating.

When do you get in touch with Sandsclinic?

If you have tried all the above and still cannot get rid of your body odour, then I guess it is time for us to step in and investigate to make sure we do not miss anything. In the meantime, I am sure we know a few amazing deodorants that would make a statement.