Hi, for about the past year I have had this odor coming from below the belt. I cannot stand this smell any longer. I shower twice a day and scrub the region very well with dial soap (i've tried over 10 different soap brands). 15 minutes after the shower, the odor is back. Over the day my area (mostly the package) sweats and the smell gets worse and worse. Somedays it itches like crazy! I've tried baby powder, which seemed to help with the sweat and contained the smell only for about an hour or so. I don't know what to do... im worried that something may be wrong. Its gotten to the point where if I don't shower twice a day i have ppl such as my mother pointing out how bad i smell. The worst part is when it comes to the ladies and the insecurity of hoping she doesn't smell me.... Please help! Thanks,
Yes this is common and I had it myself, what it is from is from showering and not being able to get all the wet areas in your groin area, an easy fix to to buy baby powder and pat some stuff down there after you dry off from taking a shower and it will feel and smell just like normal.
Most groin odor is usually fungal in nature. Like Kymart23 mentioned it's from residual water from showering but also from sweat gathering in the groin. I'd suggest you try an anti-fungal soap if only to wash your groin. It may take a few weeks but you should see a pronounced change.
well I just replied to this same question to somebody else one minute ago, but what you are describing sounds certainly like a fungal infection, unfortunately labelled "crotch rot". Make sure to keep the area dry with talcum powders for about 6 weeks, also get some lamisil or ketoconazole from a pharmacy and use it daily for 6 weeks after cleaning and drying the area. At a Dr. you can get the creams twice as strong, so better to go there. Yes, also, it would be unbearably itchy sometimes with crotch rot. It happens more than you would think, so dont feel bad about it. Remember it is very important to keep the area dry as often as you possibly can even if it means keeping paper towels with you and going to the pisser every 10 minutes to wipe the sweat off the groin if it's a very hot day!
I've been making an effort to give some good news to all that suffer from this.
For me it started about six years ago after a surgery. I was on a month long antibiotic regimen of IV antibiotics twice a day. I also didn't wash that well because my foot had sutures and was healing. I was fighting infection and read that tap water can infect an injury like mine. So i took "spit baths". So my problem could of started because of hygiene, or because of antibiotics. I think it was a bit of both.
For years i've tried all the creams from doctors. I went to dermatologists. I went to urologists. I've tried home remediates of vinegar to balance the PH (ON THE OUTSIDE). And it just always came back.
Recently I've been using two things that have given me great results.
1. Alka Green
I've been taking this because it balances the internal PH (INSIDE your body). I take the power form and only one tablespoon a day.
2. Inner-Eco Power Packed Probiotic Kefir from Whole Foods. I take two tablespoons a day.
Now one of these is taking care of the problem. I'll talk a bit about what they do.
Alka Green balances the bodies PH. It is suggested that Acidic bodies are prone to infection and other problems. Also, tonight i just read this article about how when your body has sweat thats oily and doesnt dry, its considered ACIDIC. This is big news because thats just the type of sweat that my BALLS had. It never dried and it was sticky down there. It was so messed up, and so uncomfortable and embarrassing and smelly. Heres the article that talks about the Acidic oily sweat. Please note, the site looks like its a scam but I'm not selling anything. Just read his article, don't buy anything from him (unless you want to, i didn't). So after my lengthy info, in short, Alka Green could be balancing out my ACIDIC system and therefore I'm not producing the oily ACIDIC sweat, thats hard to dry (sound familiar).
The second thing i'll talk about is Inner-Eco Power Packed Probiotic Kefir. I went to Whole Foods to buy some probiotics because the condition was causing Fungus or Yeast infections down there. This is probably due to the constant wetness. So i read that if your system doesn't have the Probiotics that it naturally has, then you will be susceptible to Yeast or Fungus infections (like jock itch if your a guy). So i decided i was going to try Probiotics. Now remember, I said that i was on antibiotics and they usually wipe out not only the bad bacteria but the good bacteria that prevents things like yeast infections or jock itch. So this could be the thing thats actually helping me.
Please note, i took pro biotics before but this one seems to do the trick. Again, its Inner-Eco PowerPacked Probiotic Kefir. Its liquid and has TRILLIONS of cultures pure serving.
Im not sure which is curing the problem, the Alka Green "POWERDER" or the Inner-Eco pro biotic. Im taking both because their both good for me anyway.
Good luck, I'm copying this info and pasting it on every site that has questions about this horrible issue that i've spent at least $2000 on trying to solve with doctor visits and their creams and whatever else. So now i feel i have a solution and know how horrible it can be to try and live with it. I also know how annoying the usual comments and suggestion are like, "you need to shower more" and all the other obvious stuff. Im sure you know how to wash your self *shakes head*.
A few more tips:
I always dry my groin with a towel after I'm done drying the rest of my body. I always use a new towel for every shower. Yes, I'm still showering twice a day but now some days i only need to shower once and i still feel clean. I always use the hair dryer to dry my BALLS (sorry ladies). Also, a good trick is to put a cold soda or beer can between your legs, its awesome and so cool. Keeps you from sweating. But i really think if you investigate the products and article that i listed below, you will be able to stop the tips i just mention...in time.
So good luck, heres some links and post back if it worked!!!!
In closing I hope you guys don't shy away thinking I'm selling something. Its not the case. Im here to help because i've suffered from this for years.
I dealt with this issue for 2 years and I went to the Doctor about 12 times in all over this. Each Doctor claimed it was a fungal infection and I needed to put on this fungal cream that cost $100 a tube. They claimed after 2 weeks I would not have this issue.
I used the cream for 3 weeks and the smell was still there even though it saw at about 1/4 the normal smell but even using the cream for months the itching and smell came back. After 2 years of this going on and 12 different Doctors , I had no idea what else to do. At this point I had spent over $7k in Doctor and med bills, only to be dealing with the same issue.
The one day I got out of the shower and I saw a tube on the counter that my wife had bought for a burn she had gotten while cooking the week before ... Equaline Brand Triple Antibiotic Ointment (First Aid Antibiotic) with Polymyxin B Sulfate , Bacitracin Zinc , Neomycin Sulfate. I used it and applied it over the whole area and within 2 days the smell was totally gone and the itching stopped the second I applied the ointment. I continued using for 2 weeks and the whole issue was over... So I paid over $7k in bills over 2 years for an issue that a $3.99 tube of ointment fixed in 2 weeks and stopped the itching/pain/smell the second I applied it.
Modern Medicine my ass!!! The Doctors could give a shiot less but sure as hell wanted their money on time!!!
In the end my thanks went to my wife and equaline for making a good product.