Treatment for Bromhidrosis

There are many products on the market desisgned to help you combat your bromhidrosis, most claiming high success rates.  It is important to remember that everyone is an individual, and it might be that one treatment might work where another has failed. 

  • Shaving – Shaving the area instantly removes the hair and means that there is less bacteria in the area to contribute to any smells. Electrolysis can achieve the same result and last longer.
  • Deodorants – There are specific deodorants on the market made to target bromhidrosis, and they can help to reduce bacterial growth as well as making you smell nicer.
  • Antibiotic creams – These can be applied under the arms to reduce the bacteria within the area, thus reducing the smells made b the breakdown of the sweat.
  • Antioxidants – Vitamin E, tea tree oil and other natural products have been seen to help with bromhidrosis while causing little damage to any sensitive skin.
  • Antiperspirants – There are some stronger antiperspirants available that will help to reduce the amount that you sweat, so helping to prevent any smells.  They are higher in aluminium oxide than other antiperspirants, and can also be used to combat hyperhidrosis.  Examples include Odaban, Driclor and Anhydrole Fort.  These are available on prescription as well as over the counter.

It is also important to maintain a high standard of personal hygiene and ensure that all of your clothes are kept clean and not re-worn.

Bromhidrosis can be helped by these methods, and many people find that sticking to a controlled and regular personal hygiene routine immediately helps with any bromhidrosis that they suffer from.   

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