Thanks for writing to us.
Foul fishy body odor
can be due to multiple causes.
I would like to know following:
Are you taking any vitamin or other nutritional supplements lately?
Do you have any other symptoms like increased urinary frequency or increased thirst?
Any change in soaps ,sprays , food habits?
Do you have any skin lesions in axillary lesions?
Any other family member having same complains?
Apocrine bromhidrosis or corynebacterial infection can be the cause in your case.
Perhaps a visit to your physician will confirm the diagnosis.
Meanwhile you can use an antibacterial soap which contains triclosan
or tea tree oil.
Regular use of deodorant spray containing aluminium ,zinc salt, zirconium will help.
Use of non sensitizing anti bacterial agents like fusidic acid
topically can be helpful.
Using an absorptive powder is advisable.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Praveen Tayal