Body odour (BO)
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You can treat body odour yourself by washing with soap at least twice a day, shaving your armpits, and using antiperspirants and deodorants.
Treatments for severe body odour and sweating include stronger antiperspirants, injections in your armpits and surgery to remove the sweat glands.
Exercise, hot weather, hormonal changes and being overweight can make body odour worse. Some conditions and medicines can also cause body odour.
Page last reviewed: 06/12/2021
Next review due: 06/12/2024