Glycine soja for bromhidrosis

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Anonymous asked 5 years ago
Hi, has anyone seen this study? Using glycine-soja (soybean sterol complex) maybe helpful to treat bromhidrosis: Treatment of bromhidrosis with a glycine‐soja sterocomplex topical product Stamatis Gregoriou MD, PhD Dimitrios Rigopoulos MD, PhD Zoe Chiolou MD Dafni Papafragkaki MD Michalis Makris MD, PhD George Kontochristopoulos MD, PhD Summary Aims  Bromhidrosis is a common problem with a severe negative impact on the patient’s social and emotional life. The objective of this open‐label study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of a local product with the main active ingredient of glycine‐soja sterocomplex in the treatment of local bromhidrosis. Patients/methods  Eighteen patients with axillary bromhidrosis and eight patients with bromhidrosis of the genital area were included. Bromhidrosis was evaluated through a sniff test of a worn garment on a four‐point scale. Patients applied a glycine‐soja sterocomplex topical agent twice daily on the affected areas for 15 days and bromhidrosis was evaluated again. Results  Subjective mean level of bromhidrosis at baseline was 3.50 ± 0.50 and after treatment 1.53 ± 0.51. Mean impact on quality of life at baseline was 3.30 ± 0.48 and after treatment 1.30 ± 0.49. Investigators objective evaluation revealed an improvement in intensity of odor from 3.23 ± 0.83 to 1.53 ± 0.53 and in acceptability of odor from 3.1 ± 1.01 to 1.65 ± 0.76. Conclusions  The glycine‐soja sterocomplex topical agent shows encouraging improvement on both the intensity and quality of odor in patients with bromhidrosis and has a profound improvement on the patients’ quality of life without any side effects.