Armpit Mildew

Name: 
Ariel
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Dr armpit, my armpits smell like mildew and so do my towels. Are there medical tests I could take for this issue? I don't have any itchiness or redness I just have the smell even when I don't sweat.

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Hi Ariel, thanks for your question. The odor is most probably not fungal but bacterial. This smell is generated by bacterial species in the underarm region. It is a common thing and nothing to worry about (although I know, it is not easy not to). Best, Chris