Topic: sweating

Got Foul-Smelling Body Odor? Why You Can Blame Your Parents

Got Foul-Smelling Body Odor? Why You Can Blame Your Parents

I once worked for a woman who had such horrible body odor, it made me gag every time she called me into her office. As much as I tried to linger at the door, she always wanted me to come in and sit down. I would reluctantly oblige, but not before taking a deep breath and trying to only breathe through my mouth for fear that my nose hairs would singe. Anyone who’s ever been around someone like that knows how truly unpleasant it can be. I mean, do they not know how bad they smell? Not always according to a new study, but for those who do, there could be a solution (thank God). More »

Red In The Face: Is Surgery The Answer To Blushing?

Red In The Face: Is Surgery The Answer To Blushing?

We blush when we’re embarrassed, but many of us become embarrassed when we blush. It’s a catch-22 that some people are so affected by, they are now opting for surgery to prevent blushing altogether. Called Endoscopic Thoracic Sympathectomy, the surgery was previously used to prevent excess sweating, but surgeons in the UK have discovered that it’s also effective for treating uncontrollable blushing. I’ve always viewed blushing as “adorable” and nothing more, and wasn’t aware just how irksome it can be to some people. But I say, unless you’re bleeding or dying, there’s no need for this kind of surgery. More »