There are a wealth of conditions that can be incredibly embarrassing to live with, from flatulence to sweating. Here are some useful tips to help manage the most common embarrassing conditions.


Bad breath, or halitosis, is an unfortunate condition, but there are a number of steps you can take to tackle it. The first is a rigorous dental routine. Cleaning your teeth in the morning after you get up and in the evening before you go to bed is crucial. You could even consider carrying a toothbrush and toothpaste around with you in your handbag to use after lunch to help keep you breath fresh. Using an electric toothbrush is more effective than a manual brush. Use dental floss as well to help remove food trapped between teeth which can rot and make breath smell. Mouthwash is another useful tool to help guard against bad breath.   

Avoid pungent foods that leave a lasting smell or taste. Many people complain that consuming excessive garlic can result in their sweat smelling of it. Avoid eating strong smelling foods, such as tinned tuna, curry, coffee, milk-based products, garlic and egg if you are in company or due to head out shortly after eating.

Using toothpicks after eating can also help to prevent food getting stuck between your teeth and affecting your breath. Carrying a pack of chewing gum is another way to help keep breath fresh.

Smoking is another common cause of bad breath. Quitting smoking will help improve the small of your breath.

Smelly Feet

Smelly feet are something everyone experiences from time to time. To prevent it occurring be sure to buy shoes made from natural materials such as leather or canvas. This allows feet to breathe. Often feet swell and sweat when walking. Synthetic fibre shoes do not allow the sweat to evapourate, nor for air to get to the feet. This will result in smelly feet.

Good foot hygiene will also help to counter smelly feet. Wash your feet daily and change your socks at least twice a day to prevent sweat from drying and releasing stale odours. 


Flatulence is caused by your digestive system producing gas as a product of enzymes and bacteria breaking down the food you eat. To help prevent flatulence cut down on eating foods that contain sugars that the digestive system struggles to get down, and unabsorbable carbohydrates. Instead, it is best to eat foods such as rice, potatoes and bananas that are easy for the body to digest. 

Excessive Sweating

Everybody sweats from time to time, but excessive sweating can be an embarrassing condition. In order to avoid it, refrain from eating spicy foods or drinking excessive alcohol. Rather than using deodorants use antiperspirant sprays. Tight, restrictive clothing made of synthetic fibres should be avoided. Black or white clothing will minimise the signs of excessive sweating.

These by no means exhaust the wide range of embarrassing conditions that affect thousands of people across the UK. If you have a condition that you struggle to manage, or require advice or help with, contact your GP immediately.