Q. I've by no means had unhealthy physique odor—till now. What's up?
A. A fast primer on BO: Bacteria on our pores and skin survive by munching on fats in our sweat; after they digest it, they produce the scent we all know and detest. So why extra stink now? If you're perimenopausal or menopausal, fluctuating hormones could also be sending your sweat glands into overdrive. Stress may also increase sweating.
In each circumstances, your perspiration ought to reduce in time—and the stink, too. For now, attempt an antiperspirant with the phrases "medical safety" on the label—you'll get extra lively components to assist battle off sweat-happy micro organism.