Apocrine Sweat Glands
These are found mostly in your underarms area, genital area, and on your feet. These glands become activated immediately to psychological stress or to an “event”. It produces a thick fatty sweat that is full of proteins and lipids.
Bacteria loves this type of fatty sweat and thrives when there are proteins and lipids. When bacteria mixes with this type of fatty sweat, it creates a very pungent odor. This is why you are told that nervous sweat is the worst for many reasons but the main reason is because it SMELLS the worst. The unfortunate part of a nervous situation is that it creates odor, which can also add more stress. It’s a lose-lose situation!