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How will you make a person aware of his / her unpleasant smell?

Smell
Awareness Programs
Personal Care
Edna Cuaresma, MD, LlB
22 months ago

9 answers

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The awareness of one's smell can be done using any of the following detection systems.

  • Semiconductor gas sensor 
  • Fluorescent imaging sensor
  • Portable and multiplexed bioelectronic sensor
  • Microchemical sensors for odor detection - chemiresistor & microprocessor
  • Breath analyzer- Vlatile detection sensor (Available commercially)
  • Sweat analyser - both volatile and non-volatile detection sensor
  • Mobile phone with gas detection sensors
  • Absorbent article that change color on exposure sweat


http://www.huffingtonpost.in/entry/smartphone-bo-detector_us_571a5e16e4b0d912d5fe774d
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4205184/Bizarre-KunKun-gadget-knows-smell-bad.html
http://in.pcmag.com/consumer-electronics/42451/news/google-gets-patent-for-body-odor-sensing-device

Samares B
22 months ago
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Agree. Tell them!

Wim Pielage
22 months ago
If someone tells you that you are stinking, how will you feel! - Samares 22 months ago
Dear Samares, it's not about telling about someone's unpleasant smell loudly in public because it's not the public who has to undergo any treatment or do something to improve their bad smell, it's the person itself. So, obviously you have to tell him in private and in a manner that the person is not offended. Hope it's clear. - Abhishek 22 months ago
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Depends who is your person-
Close friends and family : Tell them :) We tell them a lots of things. Of course how you say to them depends on your chemistry with individuals.
Office Colleagues : Its tough. Sending them unknown notes is anti HR :). You can always talk in private asking if they have any issue or problem. Again very very careful.

Hitesh Mathpal
22 months ago
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The best way is to personally tell that person politely in private so that he/she can do something to improve it. There are cases where the person himself is not aware of his unpleasant smell but it bothers all others around him. In such cases we must counsel those person privately to make him aware of his unpleasant smell. There are many types of treatment available nowadays.

Abhishek Raj
22 months ago
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A sensitive subject requiring a feedback with tact and empathy. Malodour can come from the mouth, where the whole mouth cavity including the tongue has to be considered. For body odour there is genetic pre-dispositions that require the affected individuals to review their own cleaning and deodorant usage habits.

Josef Zach
22 months ago
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This conversation should be done in private. Make sure to show sincerity and empathy. If this is a coworker, involving HR may be needed to ensure no harassment claims are being made.

Philip Tuet
22 months ago
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I agree with most of the comments above. Have a conversation in private and discuss business implications. Delicate manner is required. I would start the conversation if any "personal issues" at home that are affecting them? Not an easy discussion but had to do it once about 20 years ago and was fortunate enough that the person I had the conversation was open and did not realize his/her smell.

Scott Zeigler
22 months ago
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This is just one example of a experience someone near me had.... He have usually really bad mouth smell probably because he has Barret syndrome. A coworker ofered him a mint candy and he refused it and the coworker told him: please, take it, it is not for you, it is for me.....
They had confidence so it was funy, but......may not be the best way, but sometime funny things makes serius issues easier to manage.

María F Lara
22 months ago
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Thanks, Maria. My dilemma is that she is the one who should be addressing this issue to those who also have obnoxious smell. She holds an administrative position and has no sense of humor. Her subordinates also complain , bring air fresheners, etc.

Edna Cuaresma, MD, LlB
22 months ago
That´s a bad situation I guess....in a work environment it is difficult to solve this.... - María F 22 months ago

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