E.R. physician Dr. Travis Stork and editor-in-chief of Prevention show you how to minimize sweating and control body odor.
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Alternative Treatments to Minimize Sweating Travis: So, we’ve got one more contraption over here, a nice little setup but we need a volunteer. Female: Okay, we got one. Jim: All right, when they said I was taking a bath today, I came prepared. Female: Oh, the rubber ducky. Travis: So, Jim is our volunteer. Female: Yeah. The idea here is to address body odor and excess sweating. So, he’s going to go in the bathroom. We have four ingredients that we’re going to put in the bath with you. Travis: So Jim, do you excess sweat? Jim: Not right now. Travis: But you know, we boys sometimes smell bad and we sweat a little bit. Female: We’re going to put in two cups of lemon juice in there with you and lemon juice is a natural antibacterial agent. Okay, so that’s going to address some of the thing with sweating. Next thing we’re going to put in is some more apple cider vinegar. Here we are again. This is also a natural deodorant. Jim: I am feeling like a salad. Female: And it helps adjust the pH balance. Travis: Oh wow, that smells too. Female: Baking soda. Just like it works in your kitchen, it absorbs odors and it is going to absorb all the odors that are happening in the bathtub. Travis: So, a baking soda. Female: Right, a baking soda. And then the final thing is we’re going to have about two cups of tomato juice. Now, that is going to address the sweating, the body odor and any potential run-ins you may have with the skunk, I guess. So, you soak in the bath for about half an hour. Travis: So, half an hour. So Jim, you just take some deep rest. Female: Relax, enjoy it. Travis: You just relax. Travis: Once this take affect, this is great for your skin. Female: One of the things -- they’re very calming. Travis: This is really good. Female: I think we just ruin the moment for him. Jim: No, I’m relaxing. Female: You know what? But you’re not going to sweat. Travis: All right Jim, you enjoy your bath.