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What is bromhidrosis?

Susan Evans
Dermatology
There are some who suffer from a condition called bromhidrosis or bromidrosis, defined by very bad smelling perspiration.
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
Bromhidrosis is a medical term for body odor, an unpleasant smell caused by sweating or perspiring. Perspiration itself is odorless. However, sweat interacts with naturally occurring bacteria and yeast on the skin that break down perspiration. This interaction produces the distinctive smell of body odor.

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