If you concentrate on all aspects of the body, from facial expressions to actions and bodily functions, and in certain cases leading to mutilation and abuse, - you would understand
where odour source lies. This article concerns a problem of foul body odour. An objectionable odour is not caused by perspiration but by bacterias settling in the areas of secretory glands. Perspiration consists of water, natrium chloride, phosphates, iron, zinc, cobalt, tin, magnesium, copper, urea, uric and dairy acids, glucose and a few simple chemical compounds producing no odour. A typical odour source is caused by skin bacterias affecting skin fat and dead surface cells, especially on warmer areas - under arms, in perineum and feet.
A body odour is not for granted. Many people who wash regularly abobe mentioned body parts and change underwear don`t experience any problems and need no deodorants. To find out whether you belong to odour issuing people ask a trustworthy person bluntly and categorically. No one feels his own odour (as well as a breath odour). Doctors are aware of hundreds of patients with a foul body or breath odour. Such people don`t normally care about their hygiene. On the contrary, many other patients complain of a foul odour or breath while it is not the case. Firmness in one's belief about his unpleasant smell is a serious psycological phenomenon, once the problem is not confirmed by others. The use of deodorants and antiperspirators relieves would relieve you, should you become a foul odour source. A deodorant is a kind of aromatized fluid, such as perfumes or cologne.
Natural perfumes-substances that give off agreeable odours-are of animal or vegetable origin. Artificial perfumes are of two types: (1) the chemical compounds of natural perfumes are reproduced synthetically, as with vanillin; or (2) only the odour of the natural perfume is imitated; the artificial substance is itself chemically unlike the natural one. A remedy from a foul odour source contains metal salts (usually aluminum chloride) tightening outlets of secretory glands blocking sweat secretion. If you purchase such remedy means, read information on the label carefully. A container bearing an inscription "deodorant" contains no components blocking sweat secretion, that`s why such an item doesn`t prevent perspiration. If you prefer deodorants use them only in the morning. A man who uses antiperspirators should wash sweating areas before going to bed, because during a sleep areas under arms almost don`t sweat, allowing chemicals to penetrate into the skin.
Should you apply this perfume in the morning, when secretory glands start working, then most of the chemicals will be washed away with sweat. A good antiperspirator should remove an unwanted odour source and bacterias for a long perriod, causing no irritation that can occur because of metal salts. If you suffer from abundant sweat and a fetid odour in the areas of arms, feet etc., then a doctor can prescribe you a concentrated solution of aluminum chloride.
To remove a foul feet odour we would recommend a daily foot bath with a formalin solution (one tea spoon of formalin per 0.5 liter of cold water). Heightened perspiration (hyperhidrosis) is one of symptoms for a disease of the central nervous system, internal organs and it has a secondary significance in such cases. However, sometimes sweat disorders can be so pronounced that they prevail in a clinical picture and promote to emotional disorders and derangements of social adaptation. Hyperhydrosis is peculiar to people suffering from overweight, diabetes, infection disorders, fever, some cordial diseases and so on. Before you choose an antiperspirant get in touch with a health care professional.