The Doctors offer a five-minute health fix for body odor, which is caused by bacteria growing in damp, dark areas such as the groin, underarms and feet.
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Male: We got a five minute health tip to get rid of this next taboo body problem. Who’s got it? Body odor. Male2: BO. Male: Does anyone know what causes body odor? Because it’s not sweat, believe it or not, its bacteria that hangs out in those dark warm areas like your armpit, your groin, even your feet. and what happens is bacteria feed off of those oils coming out in your sweat, they give off a byproduct that’s called volatile sulphur compound, and that’s the odor or whew. And we've smelled that not only with body odor, but with other compound, guys. Volatile sulphur compounds, they're all around us. Male3: And it does smell a lot like this onion that I have right next to me here. Male2: When you cook with onion and garlic and it gets on your hand afterwards. That smell is the same thing. Male3: That’s why chef actually has this special metal bar of soap that they use in the kitchen that gets that onion smell off of them. But we have something that we can use at home that the odor works. Male2: Okay, so I'm going to put it to the test here. I'm going to rub onion on my palm. Male3: And the onion, you have to get it, well you have one there. Male2: Okay, first. Female: So that’s your excuse for the day. Male2: Alright, so then? Male3: You have to get it wet. Male2: You have to get it wet. Male3: Use it like a bar of soap. Male2: And you have to scrub this stainless steel on there for 30 seconds. Male3: And what it’s doing, the stainless steel actually reacts to the bacteria you were talking about Travis. It actually kills the bacteria so they don’t produce those sulphur containing compounds. Male2: Is anybody counting? Has that been 30 seconds? Male3: Keep going. Female: Let's see if it smells. Male2: Yeah, what do you think? Male: Does it really? Male3: Yeah. It cuts it. Male: So what you do in the middle of the day? You're out and you're a little sweaty under here. Do you just grab that thing and go up under your shirt and do a little? Male2: It has to be under running water for 30 seconds. So you pretty much got to do it in the shower. Female: You got to do it in the shower. You're going to clean it anyway. Male: So this is a preemptive strike, once you're showering. Male3: And don’t just flip that on those armpits. Any of those other areas, your feet. Male2: Other crevices. Male: Any dark, cool, warm. Female: Talking about dark, cool, warm crevices which women have. Male2: Don’t go there. Female: I'm going to go there, because a lot of women, a lot of men as well, that there's a fancy out there that women have more of an odor or smell more during their menstrual period. Well, it’s not because of bacteria and things like that or hormones, it’s really more of a hygiene thing. You don’t have to smell any worse in your period than you do any other time. What happens is the sweat glands down there, get the bacteria just like they do under your armpits. But when that's combined with menstrual flow at the same time in the pad and being trap, then you might have more body odor during that time. But it’s actually not a physiological thing. Male: So, what I have to ask is are there any guys and maybe some girls, because I'm going to tell you, I stop using white shirts working out. And actually now use cutoffs, because I would get this. But I used to think it was from my sweat, but it’s actually from the anti-perspirant deodorant that you wear. So one way to prevent bacteria, obviously, just cleaning. The odor works as another option. And you know what? Everyone in the audience is going to home with your own.