Bacteriophage Therapy?

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Anonymous asked 7 years ago
Do you think bacteriophages could be an effective tool to combat body odor? It seems like it could be used to target the malodorous bacteria, while keeping the "good" bacteria unaffected. Thank you for your excellent research and interest in helping all of us!!!
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drarmpit answered 7 years ago
Hi Eve, thank you for the great suggestion! You must know something about science to propose this technique. It's often said that this could form a valuable alternative for antibiotics. Certainly worth looking into this, although it will take a long time to find the right phages, to label them as GRAS (generally recommended as safe) and to get past the FDA. And then there's the peoples opinion that might not trust them afterall. But hey, with more and more bacteria becoming resistant against antibiotics, this might just be the next best thing. Thanks again for proposing! Best, Chris