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Body odor? Bacteria-embedded bodysuit may help

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Tips for the uninitiated: use a good deodorant (more than once a day, if necessary). Bathe every day using a good smelling deodorant soap and use some talc or lotion. There, that ought to do it!

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I somehow doubt this bodysuit is gonna be popular.

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I somehow doubt this bodysuit is gonna be popular.

As with deodorant, the people who really need it won't realize that they really need it. Much trickier to leave a bodysuit in a colleague's drawer than a sneaky can of 'Axe'

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Also, avoid synthetic fabrics in the armpit area (nylon, polyester blends). Launder in hot water and dry thoroughly. Ideally under direct sunlight.

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Deodorant not enough to stop your body odor?

Deodorant masks body odour it won't stop it. Anti-perspirant will stop it though. Shame you can't get it n Japan. Better than paying out for a faddy piece of synthetic fabric which promotes sweating/smell.

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Also personal hygiene.

I had a co-worker with strong BO. It got worst and worst. One day when I went to the pantry to get some water, a few feet before I even entered the area, I could already smelled that. Good thing I had been practicing holding breath for a long period of time. As I left the area, I ran into my director heading to the same direction. Probably my director said something. The person had gone missing that afternoon and for a few days. From that point forward, he no longer smells. (Good thing I did not sit beside him, otherwise I am pretty sure I would be puking continuously.)

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It's not the sweat on your body that causes body odor, it's the bacteria

As far as I understand it, that's true. So that means you can theoretically fight em by getting other bacteria in there, either to displace or fight the smelly ones.

Smelly bacteria can build up in some synthetic clothes in spite of washing. Patagonia thermals used to be notorious for it. The solution is to wash them occasionally in vinegar or lemon juice. More recent tech underwear tends to have some kind of anti-bacterial treatment and is much better.

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