Wearing socks and shoes without enough ventilation for many hours creates unpleasant foot odor, and the main cause is the foot sweat. Halitosis or bad breath, is one of the most unpleasant body odor smelled during exhale or inhale breathing. Venous lake or “Phlebectases”, is an asymptomatic solitary, soft, dark and bluish to violet and compressible, are very common on sun exposed skin surfaces of the vermilion border of the lips, ears or face and this skin lesions affects more on elderly people.
Vertiligo is a chronic cutaneous disorder that causes skin patches pigmentation that occurs when the cell (melanocytes), is responsible for the skin pigmentation or skin to die or unable to function.
Another weird disease, Leprosy or Hansen’s disease (HD), is a chronic cutaneuos disease caused by Mycobacterium Leprae Bacteria and Mycobacterium Lepromatosis.
Herpes Simplex, a viral skin disease caused by both Herpes Simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and Type 2 (HSV-2).
Pyogenic granuloma or known as “Eruptive Hemangioma”, “Granulation Tissue-type hemangioma”, “Granuloma gravidanum”, “Lobular Capillary hemangioma”, “Pregnancy tumor” is formerly known as oral disease, appearing as overgrowth of tissue caused by irritation, physical trauma or hormonal factors. Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) is a chronic skin sores disorder, with inflammation and scarring, commonly grows on the face, ears, scalp and other body areas.
Fordyce’s Spots are small, painless, pale and raised red or white spots or bumps 1 to 3 mm in diameter, that appear and grow on the penis’ shaft or labia and even in the inner surface (retromar mucosa) and vermilion border of the lips of the face.
Wintertenen or Chilblains, also called “pernio and perniosis”, is the medical skin condition, and oftentimes confudes as ‘frostbites’ and ‘trench foot’. Trench Foot is a medical condition caused by prolonged exposure of the feet on damp, dirty and cold condition and one of many immersion foot syndrome. Pyoderma Gangrenosum, is a skin disease that causes the skin tissues to become “necretic” (premature death of cell), that causes deep ulcers or wounds of the skin that commonly affect the legs. Calciphylaxis syndrome of vascular process in which calcium salts build up in soft tissues, that cause to harden or also called “calcification”, thrombosis and skin necrosis.


Henoch-Schonlein Purpura (HSP), is a kind of skin disorder and other body organs, and usually the children are affected with this skin disease, causing small hemorrhages (palpable purpura), with abdominal pains and pains of the joints as symptoms. Goose bumps also called ‘chicken skin’, develop when we feel frightened, weird eerie feelings, coldness, scared with something we feel, or any strong emotions caused by fear, awe, admiration, or even sexual arousal. Buruli ulcer or also known as Bairnsdale ulcer, or “searl ulcer”, is an infectious skin disease, caused by “Mycobacterium ulcerans”, and this genus, includes leprosy and tuberculosis. Raynaud’s Phenomenon is a “vasospatic” disorder that causes toes and finger’s discoloration and sometimes can be visible in some areas of the body and sometimes causes nail brittleness. Keloid or Keloidal Scar, is a kind of scar on the skin, resulting from any kind of wounds, or surgical wounds and overgrowth of granulation tissue (collagen type 3), at the healed areas of the skin caused by injury or surgery, which slowly replaced by collagen type 1, and depending on the scar’s maturity, composing of either early stage of type 3 collagen or late type 1 of collagen. Sweat is odorless to human, but the condition are known in medical term as; bromhidrosis, apocrine bromhidrosis , bromidrosis , osmidrosis ,ozochrotia, fetid sweat, body smell or malodorous sweating.
This create bacteria to produce and grow bad odor substances on our skin, as part of the “human flora”. Common cause for bad breath are abscess of the gum, tooth decay, or the most common location for related halitosis or bad breath is the tongue. Vertiligo has unknown causes, but some research they found that it may arise from auto-immune, genetic, neural, viral causes or oxidative stress.
Age factor is not much involve in the Nevus depigmentosus, but in most cases these skin disorder are noted at birth.
Pyoderma gangrenosum, do not lead to death of the patient, but can cause severe pains and scarring. According to studies, about 15% of the people who have bad odor get such condition because of sulfur compound.
Body odor of an individual is influenced by diets, lifestyle, gender, genetics, health and medication, and major perspiration (sweating), transpiration or diaphoresis, producing fluid consisting primarily of water as well as kinds of dissolved solids or chlorides excreted by the sweat glands of the skin.


The Malodorous compounds and fatty acids are bacterias produced in the tongue that cause foul smells, and putrefaction or decomposition of animal proteins by anaerobic microorganisms. Leprosy cna grow progressively if untreated and will cause permanent damages in the skin tissue, especially nerves, limbs, eyes, ear and nose. The “Oral herpes”, has the most visible symptoms and known as, “cold sores” or “fever blisters“, that infects mostly the face and mouth. The hyperkeratosis is the thickening of the stratum corneum, and oftentimes related with keratin abnormality, that caused by Vitamin A deficiency or exposure to arsenic chemicals. Some people believed that “bad sweating” or dyshidrotic causes this skin diseases, nut it was not medically proven, and there ares some factors that trigger the outbreaks of dyshidrosis like emotional stress, allergies, and climate change that aggravate the condition. Lichen Sclerosus (LS), or also called Lichen Sclerosus ot Atrophicus, a rare and not common skin disease, of unknown causeresulting to ‘white patches’ on the skin, causing scarring on or around the genital organ skin. Leprosy as we believed that it will cause tissue loss, ears, nose, fingers or toes, or body parts to fall off, but the truth is; Leprosy affected areas becomes numb, resulting to severe infection and causes fingers, toes or tissue to shortened and be deformed as the cartilage is absorb by the body.
NF1 is a skin tumor caused by malfunction of a gene chromosome 17 and is responsible for controlling cell division, but the tumors are non-cancerous lumps. In some severe causes, the phenomenon can progress to necrosis or gangrene of the fingertips. What they don’t realize is that the moment they used the socks and have sweat on them, there are thousands of bacteria that have just been born. The next time they wear the same socks and their feet perspire, the bacteria will produce acids that account for the bad odor.



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