Body Odour (BO)
Body odour, or BO, is the smell of bacteria feeding on sweat. Body odour develops from sweat produced by the apocrine glands in the armpits and groin. This sweat contains proteins and fats that bacteria feed on. Sweat produced in other areas of the body is produced by the eccrine glands and doesn't smell as it is salty and bacteria can't thrive. Treatment of body odour includes regular washing, antiperspirants, antibacterial preparations or surgical treatment for cases of severe sweating.