• Question: why do i smell

    Asked by jackssisterisfit to David, Luna, Mark, Melanie, Probash on 25 Mar 2011 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Luna Munoz

      Luna Munoz answered on 24 Mar 2011:

      You may sweat more than other people or your sweat may have a bad odour. Or maybe there is something wrong with other people’s sense of smell and it’s not you at all!

    • Photo: David Pyle

      David Pyle answered on 25 Mar 2011:

      Body odour is a consequence of bacteria, living on the skin, feeding on the proteins and oils produced by some sweat glands, and breaking these down to form products which we can smell.

    • Photo: Probash Chowdhury

      Probash Chowdhury answered on 25 Mar 2011:

      When a person sweats, the proteins, dead skin and other chemicals contained in the sweat feeds bacteria that naturally live on the skin. The waste product of the bacteria, if not washed away regularly by the person, builds up and starts to smell.