(HealthDay News) -- In rare instances, body odor or bad breath is a sign that something's wrong. In most cases, however, it's perfectly normal.
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So how do you deal with it?
Typical body odor can be controlled by regular bathing, shaving, wearing clean clothing and using deodorant, the National Institutes of Health says.
A dry mouth allows bacteria to thrive. These bacteria often make compounds that contain sulfur, which produces a rotten-eggs-like smell.
Regular tooth brushing and use of mouthwash can help tame bad breath.
Here are the agency's additional suggestions:
- Clean and care for your teeth and mouth. See your dentist regularly.
- Keep your mouth moist and your body dry.
- Avoid eating onions, garlic and other strong-smelling foods.
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