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Body Odor Causes
Body Odor Causes

All humans have body odor to varying degrees.  It is an unpleasant, strong smell caused by the combination of sweat and bacteria on the skin. Consequently, the industry for products containing fragrance, cleansers, and deodorants as well as antiperspirants is a billion-dollar per year industry. When it comes to body odor, some of the most affected areas that this article focuses on include the armpits and groin as well as the hands and feet.

Skin Itching & Scratching
Skin Itching & Scratching
Skin Itching & Scratching can drive us up a wall. Everyone is itchy from time-to-time. However, for some of us, itchy skin can be much more severe—to the point of invading all aspects of our lives. Numerous factors can make us develop an itchy rash. Dry skin, poison ivy, skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis (skin cell build-up), a bug crawling on the skin, malfunctioning nerves (neuropathy), and other internal diseases (liver disease/kidney failure). Insect bites, allergic reactions (food allergies) and so many other agents may also trigger this itchy feeling.

Itchy Scalp
Itchy Scalp

An itchy scalp is a common problem that can cause frustrating symptoms, such as frequent scratching and discomfort. A variety of things can cause your scalp to itch. These triggers can be broken down into the broad categories of skin diseases of the scalp, allergic reactions to hair care products, and our own actions & hair care practices. The best dermatologists know that the most common causes of itchy scalp is dandruff, and in a more severe form with redness and flaking is referred to as seborrheic dermatitis.