Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

122 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

What causes unpleasant body odour despite taking a shower everyday?

Answered by
Dr. Antoneta Zotaj

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2004

Answered : 986 Questions

Posted on Sat, 3 Mar 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: I have had this unusual order & it seems to be getting a little stronger. it does not seem to be a vaginal order, it seems to be all over. I either bath or shower every day. I have no clue what is wrong.
Answered by Dr. Antoneta Zotaj 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Several possible causes explained and advises given

Detailed Answer:

Thank you for asking at healthcaremagic.

I carefully read your question and understand the distress with having to deal with odors in the body.

Causes of feeling certain odors are from.physical to psychological.

Physical odors might come with breath, skin, urine, feces. It would be very helpful to know if you specifically notice it more with any of these. The type of odor you feel also helps understanding the cause of it.

A common physical cause is diabetes. It gives an odor or rotten apples with the breath of a person and is very important to check fasting sugar if you have not checked it in the last year, just to rule it out and be sure is not related to it.

Another physical cause would be if you have acid reflux. eating frequent small amounts and having the last meal earlier than 3 hours before bedtime is advisable. Omeprazole 20 mg a day can also be tried to reduce acidity in the stomach.

Sinus and nasal congestion is also a common cause and making sure you use nasal saline lavage a few times a day to clean the nose is advisable in this case.

Urine and vagin can be a cause sourse of odor, even though you think it is not related to it, is good to have a vaginal examination and a urinalysis if you have normal sugar levels and no acidxreflux or nose congestion.

Certain medications can cause a typical smell, if you are taking drugs it would be good to check if those might be a cause of the odor.

Hygiene is an important cause of odors but as long as you bathe at least every 2-3 days, than this is unlikely to be related to hygiene.

Stress might cause the sweat glands to produce more sweat and in this case making sure you continue the regular frequent hygiene precautions and wearing comfortable cotton clothes and having a proper deodorant can help.

A more rare cause of smell is psychological, which means you sense odor but others don't. You can verify it by asking people if they feel the odor and if they constantly don't feel it while you do feel it than it is psychological and you will need to talk with your doctor on it.

I hope this is helpful and answers to your question but please feel free to contact us in case more clarification is needed on this.

Kind regards,

Antoneta Zotaj, MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
Follow up: Dr. Antoneta Zotaj 4 hours later
Answered by Dr. Antoneta Zotaj 7 hours later
Brief Answer:

Detailed Answer:

It's a pleasure to be able to help you.
Feel free to contact us for any questions you might have.

Kind regards,

Antoneta Zotaj, MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,  
Medical Topics

Recent questions on  Gastroesophageal reflux disease

doctor1 MD

Yes, I have a 13 yr old that has been vomiting and has had constipated/diarrhea for a month now. She has been seen by her physician and was prescribed Prilosec and miralax. She appears to be full of stool ( according to her x-ray). She is still having dull stabbing pain in her stomach and is still vomiting daily. She expresses vomiting is not always with nausea. I hope she will not need an endoscopy. I am wondering if it s GERD or IBS. Thanks for your response.

doctor1 MD

Hi. I am a 35 years old female. I don't exercise at all, i smoke but very actively working as a sales rep that sees clients at different places. I recently lost 40 pounds dieting alone within a year. Late this year, i experienced acid reflux too. After that, i began having palpitations, breathlessness (occassional and short) and nausea. The nausea one time took me a week getting over. I had ekg done, 78bpm is the result. I had blood tests and urinalysis done, cleared. I am a panicky person and a worrier too. What is wrong with me?

doctor1 MD

I am a 34 year old male and I play a lot of sports and stay in real good shape, I was dignosed with acid reflux disease a few months ago. I have noticed for the last few weeks that while trying to sleep my heart will beat hard and faster like when you have a bad dream, it happens a couple times a week and only lasts a few minutes. While I am awake it never seems to bother me. I have been checking my blood pressure and it has been running lower than normal 125/60s or lower 70s. It normally runs a little high

doctor1 MD

I am a 26 year old female and I have been diagnosed with acid reflux since I was a teenager. Over the last week and a half I have been having symptoms I am not really used to. I didnt know if it was because my acid reflux is getting worse or if it was something else going on possibly. It started with the normal nauseous feeling under my breastbone. Normally I can feel better when I eat and of course take medications. After a couple of days it turned into feeling a lot of pressure in my chest like a heavy feeling. I also started feeling bloated under my breastbone to the point where it was hard to breathe. Now since last night I have had a bad pain in my left arm, shoulder, and neck. Acid reflux has never been this bad for me before, but I was wondering if all of this can be symptoms of acid reflux. I have no insurance. Im only 26 and pretty healthy so I didnt think it was anything to do with my heart. Could I be wrong?

doctor1 MD

I had and was treated for strep. It has been a month, and I still have a lingering cough . Why is the cough hanging on? Have you had similar inquiries from other people?

doctor1 MD

Pain on left upper side of chest, out of breath, sweating in cold room, extremely fatigued and acid reflux .

doctor1 MD

HI, I seem to have a chest cold - in the morning a lot of mucus some yellow and Greene. then during the day a lot of dry cough . Now at night feel tight chest but can't cough anything out, but feel like something is there. so now the cough is dry....