First of all, let me congratulate you for leaving a message on this forum, telling your story and asking for help.
I suffer from bb and Body Odor
and I know how it is diffiult to live with and continue to face it everey day.
Many psychologists say that when we ask for help, we have done half of the way.
So hang on, each problem has a solution or/and a way to decrease it.
Honestly, you face this issue in your teens years which is maybe one of the most difficutl time. This is the time to construct the vision we have of ourself, time where social relationship are important, even crucial for some of us, the time when we built our personality.
However, paradoxally it is the best time to discover it. Let me explain.
- As a child, we are highly dependant from parent's help/understanding or any other carer.
- As an adult we have to work to earn money and those kind of issue might be a disability, specially when it start in adulthood.
- Finally, during teen time, some issues appear due to family/school/friends/soc pressure and/or imbalance hormone and end of growing up.
So, sometimes issue disappear by themself.
So keep going there is more hope that you might think right now.
I am not really confident to explain now my own story but I woud like to help you and a few of your own symptoms and researches matches mine.
Like you, I have a very weird Body Odor
Most of the time I can't be aware of it when I would like but because of multiple factors sometimes the odour hits me.
Possible factors are quick change in the air around me, the olfactif system gets used to our own odor.
The best example is perfum. Few minute after spraying perfum, we are not able to feel it anymore but people can because their "nose" is not used to it like our.
Being close to few kind of people, with some people I am allways able to feel it. I will try to explain it later.
After washing my teeth and mouth. To be absolutely clear with this point this is not an hygien issue, I shower everyday and clean my mouth more than 3 times a day. By changing the level and type of bacteria in my mouth; some bacteria are good for the body and helps to fight the bad ones.
Eating somethings for the same reason than cleaning teeth and get used by an odor.
There is probably other factors but I am not so sure about them.
So after try to get medical help with those odors, I have start to focus my search on Candida.
Unfortunately, doctors wasn't helpfull.
This is due to the actual way that the mainstream medecine knows about candida.
Nevertheless, it is an ABSOLUE PRIORITY to allways go to see your doctor before trying anything and ask if there is ANY RISK to do what internet, books, people advise to you.
The point is solving an issue not make it worse or create an new issue.
According to my research Candida are difficult to diagnosis. Blood/urin/poo sample are not really reliable when the candida are not so many. Specially whithout any rash on the skin or soft tissue.
However, candida are opportunist and might develop in an unvisible area and be the origin of problem.
Usually, it is a help for the body and a needs to properly digest the food.
Only in few cases it becomes too strong for the body and change their form, becoming from ally to tiny threat.
The purpose is to decrease their number not to erase them, which is impossible by the way...
- Doctor only offers antibiotic, this is an emergency response.
First, yes it will quickly work but in a second time it will make them stronger and they will multiplicate faster. Making the issue worst in a week or so.
- Diet plays a big part, Sugar
feed them so decrease your daily Sugar
intake will help to decrease their number and strengh.
MEDICAL HELP NEEDED to change your diet, you need to be follow by a professional if you want to do not eat what you eat usually. Very low energy, food deficiency and effect on the mood and brain efficiency are to be expected, so being sure that you do it in the best way for you and your body is crucial.
But If in a first moment you want to cut sweet drinks, sweet desert and drink your tea/coffee without Sugar
it is fine, you can do it by yourself and see if your symptoms decrease.
I think a month trial is enough to see if it is helping, it will be a point to motivate your doctor to reffers you to a dietetician.
The key word is to negociate with your doctor.
i will develop this part later one.
I have done a low sugar diet during 6 months, I have been highly tired, unfocus, not highly motivated and loose few kilograms.
So, if I have to do it again, I will do it under medical supervision or not at all.
You are young and any deficiency will be much more dangerous for you and might create definitiv side effects.
That is why I will not give you the diet I have done plus in my case it was not so worfit regarding the smells issue.
-Phytotherapy; some plants are known to fight candida like garlic, Pau d'Arco,Laurel Berberine, Ecchinacea are known for their antifungal properties.
As food supplement it is highly recommand to ask to your doctor if it is safe for you.
It is a NECESSITY if you have any ALLERGY or anything not going so well like IBS, metobolic disorders, chronic desease or ANY REGULAR MEDICATION even birth control pill.
You can buy a box of synergy pills in health store or online but it is generally expensive much more than buying them separately...
What it is advised usually is to take 2of them together and rotate every week or couple of week to avoid that candida gets used to...
If you want to give this a try, you can start by eating a garlic clove a day for a week or 2 and see what's happen.
To avoid the garlic smell in your breath, it is better to remove the central part. Cut the cloves into 2 pieces vertically and remove the central part. Eating raw in a salad or even added in a hot meal at the end of the cooking is the best but for me the smell is too strong so I have to remove the central part, cook them and then take a capsule of pepermint oil. This use of oil essence is gorgious for the stomach smell going into the breath for me. Unfortunately in my case, I need to find a solution for the rest of the digest process.
Finally, like I said hygiene is not the issue origin but a specific might be helpful.
Cleaning your intimate feminin area with a specific soap might help to let this area being unfriendly to candida at a external skin level. Sometimes a traditionnal very soft soap does the job perfectly.
The pharmacist might help you to choose but remember he is a SELLER and has a business to run. So do not buy more than 1 product and give it a try of 2 weeks, I think 1 week should be enough.
Do not buy wipes because this area has it own friendly bacteria and the temptation to use it few times a day is big and may be not beneficial, keep your ally; good bacteria with you!
Other herbal complement for body/breath odor are;
- Activated Charcoal, it has the property to absorb, clean and detoxify the body from impurities, heavy metal and trap gaz.
DO NOT USE MORE 10 DAY IN A ROW IN A MONTH,
Because it is highly efficient, it CAN'T be taken 30days a month ONLY 10 days.
If you start to feel your intestin block, stop it, the hospital specialist I saw made a huge warning on it...
It might change the colour of your faeces to a darker one but this normal, no worries.
Take it on a empty stomach, 2-3h far away from any medecine because it might decrease their efficiency! trust me it is poweful. I am taking it before to go to bed like that it works at night and 2 days after my breath is lighter.
Copper Chorophyl is known as a internal deodorant and recommand by the Uk Public Health System (NHS) in case of Body Odour. Like the Charcoal by the way.
I would like to explain to you many other things but I have to go now, I will continue asap with those other important points Chinese herbal remedies, oil essence, daily routine, liver flush, tmau.
To finish, don't give up on the help you will receive, allways check what it is said to you, allways ask for a medical advise even if you feel that doctor don't understand you.
There is an orphan, rare genetic disorder, temporary or not; making the body smelling like unusual or very strong odor.
There is only few specialist in the word. This is the only case where those specialist agree that a body can have unusual smells links to food and environment!!!!
General doctor doesn't hear about only those specialists, it is not your fault nor their fault, it is just that sometimes for rare desease only specialist knows those kind of particularities...
So please, know that you are doing very well so far, odors are not your fault.
Help is on the way from me and all the communeauty!
Feel free to send me an e-mail and ask my number/skype/what's up if you want to speak with me,
Talk to you soon