10 Potentially Embarrassing Health Moments and How to Fix Them

From rumbling stomachs to unsightly sweat stains, get quick and easy solutions to awkward body issues.

10 Potentially Embarrassing Health Moments and How to Fix Them

Try as we might take care of ourselves by eating the right foods and getting the right amount of exercise, our bodies have ways of calling attention to themselves – often in embarrassing ways. You’ve embarked on a seven-day cruise only to find, within the first hour at sea, that you have motion sickness. You’ve just sat down for a sunny outdoor brunch and noticed that sweat stains have begun to appear on your clothes. You’ve finished a delicious meal with friends, and now your stomach is performing an experimental song for all to hear. These and other health issues, however minor, can be a drag. Thankfully, there are several quick fixes you turn to when your body is trying to cramp your style. Look to these top embarrassing health moments and the simple measures you can take to address them.

Bad Breath

Having a toothbrush and toothpaste or a pack of fresh-smelling gum on hand provides one easy way of dealing with unpleasant breath. If these aren’t available, try an even simpler solution: drinking water. Bad breath often occurs when the ratio of odor-causing bacteria to non-odor-causing bacteria in the mouth is out of whack. Water helps not only by dislodging small bits of food in the mouth, but also by activating saliva, which clears out dead cells and halts the growth of oral bacteria. Avoiding halitosis-inducing foods, such as garlic, onions, coffee, and alcohol, can also help to curb the issue.

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