Health Tip: Controlling Body Odor in Teens
Suggestions to help tame the problem
(HealthDay News) - As teen hormones begin to kick in and interact with common body bacteria, young adults may begin to notice body odor.
The Nemours Foundations offers these suggestions on how teens can keep body odor at bay:
- Shower daily with soap and water.
- Wear clean clothes and underwear every day, and change socks frequently. If you've been sweating, change into clean, dry clothes.
- Wear all-cotton t-shirts, underwear and socks, which absorb sweat better.
- Apply deodorant (masks odor from underarm perspiration) or antiperspirant (helps prevent underarm perspiration altogether).
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