I have had this body odor for ten years now, since high school. I used to be obsessed with hygiene, showering, scrubbing my underarms and applying deodorant up to 3 times daily. Since about a month of that continuous regimen, I developed a rancid like smell. The smell would permeate an entire room. My odor started to smell like burnt butter, rotten cheese, garbage, etc. I dont know if it was an over irritation of my armpits/ apocrine glands, but nonetheless, I have not been able to lead a normal life since and have had the same issue. Except I think its gotten worse, even though I dont shower 3 times daily anymore. Only once a day and I cant use regular deodorant anymore bc the smell becomes unbearable. Strange thing is that my friends, family and colleagues have never said anything to me. They can smell the odor at times when its bad, but thats because it permeates the room and cant believe its comes from someone. Bc it does not smell like normal body odor. I know its me bc wherever I've gone different people say, "whats that smell". My life has been miserable bc I'm so self conscious about it. If anyone knows of a cure for this, you will be my savior. Any sort of help is appreciated. As everyone knows, this is a terrible thing to deal with and I sympathize with anyone who deals with this each day.
Body odor is usually caused by toxicity. Have you done any detox? If not, you might want to do some. It's best to start by transitioning to a healthy, high-fiber diet if you don't eat that way already. The next step would be colon cleansing. To learn about this, and other ways you can detox, read "The Detox Book" by Bruce Fife, ND.
I actually eat quite healthy because thats what I thought the issue might be. But my issue seems to stem from my underarms. And this after showering and deodorizing, so it is very baffling why this happens. I appreciate your suggestions. I will look into the book.
Hello there Papi,
Surfer 27 here. Just read your post and wanted to ask, if you have looked into TMAU, because those symptoms sound fairly similar to yours. Also, I don't know if you have looked into this, but, have you thought about trying HCL Betaine Capsules or looking into Graviola Capsules, which is said, to help with the Body's Immune System? I am thinking, of trying the Graviola, because my body odor is one, that smells like feces 24/7 and I have been battling this, for 4 yrs now. I hope that my suggestions, help you somewhat and I'd look forward to hearing back from you, on my suggestions. Take care and remember, God loves you, despite what you are going through!! God bless.
Hey Ryan, I read your post and I appreciate your help. I have looked into TMAU and thats maybe what I think I have, but what is so baffling is that my bad body odor began all of a sudden in the middle of freshman year of high school. So I dont know how to explain other than I irritated my underarms and the sweat glands with so much scrubbing and deodorant usage. Also, wanted to ask, how and when did your issue start? I will continue searching for a remedy to this. Thank you again.
i have no cure for what you describe. but i know exactly what you are talking about. i suffer from the same weird garbage like smells. mine has stunk up my entire office at work. the smell of a dead rat, ive heard people say...
just remember you are not alone. it is a struggle to live everyday pretending to be normal.
it has effected every avenue of my life. i get really really depressed at times and isolate myself.
love yourself no matter what. :)
Hey, what going on. I was wondering if you guys ever found a cure or solution to this problem. I've been dealing with this problem since about seventh grade and I'm now out of high school. If you have any suggestions, it'll will really help me.
I had this problem for years. I finally went to a specialist who asked me to try running a cool bath (like swimming pool temp) and add two tablespoons of chlorine bleach to it (at this concentration, it is harmless). She instructed me to take a brand new washcloth and scrub (I mean SCRUB). Get out of the bath, dry with either a brand new towel or paper towels, and get into a new outfit and then see if I had the problem still. I tried it - and the odor was gone that week. I called her the week day and she explained the reasons to me:
There are yeasts and bacteria all over you, and your warm, moist skin is the perfect breeding ground for them. When you put your clothes on, they spread into the fibers of your clothing and make your clothes smell, so just bathing in slightly chlorinated water won't work. You have to start fresh.
I don't bathe like this every day - only once a month...but it works wonders. Call your doctor and ask if you should try it.
Hello! Omg I'm SOOO glad I've found your post! Could you possibly tell me what kind of specialist did you go see because I am lost & my primary care physician thinks I'm nuts & claims that she doesn't smell anything.. Also, I've read other posts about bathing in Clorox bleach, pool temp & about 1/4 to 1/2 a cup of bleach added to the bath water. Could you please respond? I've been suffering with this problem for 7 months now. It started around my genetalia & now the odor is in my armpits..
You have a fungus and need to limit your foods that can produce too much yeast. It is caused from too much bad bacteria that has taken over and thrives on sugars. You need to balance out your good bacteria with probiotics and NO SUGAR!! Eat yogurt, drink kifir and lots and lots of water. Starve the bad bacteria and replenish the good. Candida(the bad bacteria) is the same bacteria that eats your body after you die(I know, TMI) but you need to understand what the bacteria is doing so you can stop it. You might need to take anti fungal medication, but also change your diet.
omg. i just realized when i read your post (coconut4u) that i started having this odor problem when i stopped using artificial sweetener in my coffee and switched to sugar. wow. i guess i will just have to get Sugar out of my life. this is going to be extremely difficult. I love my coffee!!
Hi I've had the same problem for about a year now. My chest area would smell like trash that's been sitting there for days. I did some research on google and it seemed as if I had TMAU but I didn't get diagnosed by a doctor. I went to the pharmacy and decided to get a cleanse. I bought a Tisane Blend cleanse, which is a 10 day course and I'm on day 8 of the course, since day 3 the smell has completely gone. I highly recommend you try this. Hope this helps, you may be able to find it on amazon if not a pharmacy.
I think I found the answer to mildew/sour/vinegar sweat smell! After a year or two, and much experimentation, I realized my sweat didn't smell so much like mildew as vinegar. When I searched this our, I found one site that said its your pH balance being off - not so uncommon - and the solution was 1/8th teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water for 2-3 weeks - mine went away after 3 days! Try it, it's such an easily solution for such an embarrassing and seemingly difficult problem!