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On Tue, May 8, 2012 at 6:52 PM, Carr Barnes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/sweating-and-body-odor/DS00305  is also
> an excellent link!
>
>
> On 8 May 2012 18:31, Carr Barnes <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> I would suggest directing her to
>> http://www.netdoctor.co.uk/hilaryjones/embarrassingprobs/bodyodour.htm
>>  and
>> http://www.hse.ie/eng/services/flu/A-Z/B/Body-odour/Managing-body-odour.html
>>
>>
>> While maybe not medical in the true sense of the word I do think such
>> cases can be health related in relation to well-being etc.  It is always
>> helpful to stress in such cases that management take a supportive approach
>> (as anxiety can trigger more sweating!) and that it is not wise to presume
>> it is a matter of poor personal hygiene. If she hasn't already she should
>> see her GP to get checked for thyroid disease etc. Also to review any
>> medications for side effects such as excessive sweating. But that IS a
>> conversation for her and her GP  not for you. Point out in the report that
>> this is causing her considerable distress and while distress is not a
>> medical condition in itself it can lead to poor health outcomes in the long
>> term if not appropriately supported by all parties (herself via stress
>> management/CBT and taking any relevant practical steps, management, GP and
>> OH).
>>
>> Ccarr
>>
>> On 8 May 2012 17:56, Susan Gorton <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>>  I have had to do 3 of these in my life including one of my team and I
>>> did it mainly because I didn't want an insensitive male manager trying to
>>> tackle the issue which was the alternate. One lady was allergic to
>>> deoderants, was menopausal and wore nylon near her skin which aggravated
>>> her sweating and caused odour. Can be sometimes caused by slight fungal
>>> infection (cheesy smell) under large breasts (sorry blokes for that image
>>> so close to dinner).****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> What we worked out between us is swapping to cotton undergarments and
>>> tops, using flushable baby wet wipes under the armpits, breasts at
>>> lunchtime in the ladies and around the vulva when going to the bathroom as
>>> well as applying canestan cream under the breasts. No problems after that.
>>> ****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> One of the other ladies needed botox injections to her armpits for
>>> excessive sweating and the other moved to an aluminun based deoderant.**
>>> **
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> I think coming to the point and being factual and offering practical
>>> advice if possible is better than letting people talk about her behind her
>>> back and possibly shun her.****
>>>
>>> ** **
>>>
>>> Sue****
>>>
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>>> *From:* [log in to unmask] [mailto:[log in to unmask]] *On
>>> Behalf Of *Lynda M Bruce
>>> *Sent:* 08 May 2012 17:12
>>> *To:* [log in to unmask]
>>> *Subject:* [OCC-HEALTH] Colleagues reporting body odour****
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>>>
>>>
>>> Dear all
>>> I have been asked to see again a lady whose colleagues insist has fairly
>>> severe episodes of body odour.
>>> I am now being asked to confirm or deny any medical issues causing the
>>> problem.
>>> This query has been formulated by the company lawyers.
>>> The lady in question has a high BMI around 40 and is experiencing very
>>> heavy episodes of bleeding PV
>>> I saw the lady in question last year.She is really distraught,using
>>> every type of deodorant etc
>>> I am happy to see her to reassure her and have already advised that the
>>> most likely outcome is that I report that there is no medical explanation
>>> for the issue being raised by her colleagues and that I found no medical
>>> cause for any concern.
>>> Has anyone any advice/guidance?
>>>
>>> I tried last year to get the lady to use CBT for her self confidence.
>>> Single person office /home office working  is not an option .
>>> I do realise that this is a management issue but if there is any other
>>> avenue I can explore which would be helpful I would be really pleased to
>>> hear about it
>>> Many thanks as always for all the brilliant feedback on this site.
>>>
>>> Lynda
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