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Question posted by Marc
Hi folks, I have used sodium bicarbonate(NaHCO3, baking soda) as a deodorant for 20 years. Just wet a finger, dab it in the powder and then rub it around the armpit. I think it works because NaHCO3 is basic. Increasing the pH makes life hard for the bacteria. The alkaline environment also might neutralise the volatile(and smelly) organic acids that the bacteria produce. The sodium salts of these acids would not be volatile. The effect is instantaneous. The only side effect I've noticed is that your armpit hair becomes a bit lighter over time!
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Question posted by jay
What do you think about Lume? It's a new idea to combat smelly bacteria: http://www.startribune.com/chaska-doctor-offers-new-way-to-snuff-out-bo/448536943/ ....Does it have potential for me if my armpit ALWAYS smells? (meaning that the bacteria are inside of the sweat glands and in the skin).
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Question posted by Berna
Is mg body odor change when I hit my legal age 18? I do all the possible cure for this but nothing seems work. Please help me Dr.armpit. what can I do to combat these disease?
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Question posted by James
Testing this out
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Question posted by Lee
I experience odor in my groin area, pretty much anywhere I can sweat with folds I will have a strong odor. Will bacteria transplants help this area too, or is it only for armpits? Also there are a lot of spam comments posting lately, I saw at least 3.
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Question posted by johnson
Rhonlee and barry Guys i need your email adress please beacuse even i have the sane problem like you guys ....Even i know that spiranolactone will work for me I need to talk over this issue with you guys please give me your mail
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Question posted by Todd
I would like to try an armpit transplant with my brother. He is virtually odorless, I am quite stinky. We would like to try and see if we can do an armpit transplant, like the ones done in your research, on a DIY level. I have read some of your published papers, but have not found a detailed description of your "methods". From my understanding we need to deplete my axillary biome as much as possible, while simultaneously building his up, and then simply transfer his armpit sweat over to mine. I'm not sure if there is anything to be done afterward to help it stick. I was planning on washing with antibacterial soap and wiping with rubbing alcohol for 4 days while my brother sweats it up and doesn't shower. Then transferring with something like a sterile shoe-horn. Is there anyway you be willing to share your methods? I promise to share my anecdotal results.
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Question posted by Erli
I'm a student, female, stuck on routines basically school and home and doesn't go out frequently because of how much ridicule i get outside the 4 walls of the house i stay. I strongly believe that i acquired from using deodorants for years since becoming a teen and now i'm close to 18 and it has become even funkier than usual. Before it was livable because it doesn't stink the room but now it seems it does because the funky smell literally can potentially like make you dizzy and that it spreads across the room like the classroom. I've nearly dropped out because of it. i'd never know my pits could be secreting as much as the bad bacteria could break down and its miserable. I tried botox and a significant decrease of sweat from the armpit was noticeable but not for the apocrine. so heres the thing..I'm still using anti-perspirants/deodorants whenever i go out and with my jacket always. i get paranoid without ever applying something on my pits to at the very least mask the smell. i do abstain from using these things during weekends and where there are no classes. I ask, will abstaining (from using deodorants) for a month or more could somehow have significant progress in reducing the smell? Thank you very much.
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Question posted by concerned
let me start by saying how much i appreciate it that someone is working on finding treatment for this condition. I saw your presentation at Tedx which states that the cause of body odor in many people is the type of bacteria in the underarms. so im concerned if by using the same laundry machine, my BO condition can be passed to family? or is it that excessive worrying from my part?
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Question posted by Kate
I am at the bottom of this page and mentioned frequent urination/kidney pain that developed at the same time as onion armpit odor. I had a scan done recently and found out I have renal papillary necrosis. It is believe to have happened from an autoimmune disease. Kidney damage and armpit odor still present. I refuse to believe they are not associated. Just giving an update. Thanks!
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Question posted by Rhonlee
I take 1 25mg pill per day. I noticed a difference immediately. I put on deodorant after my morning shower and will stay odor free until the evening unless I have an extra stressful day then I will refresh mid day. I have never been able to say that with all the other remedies I have tried. I don't mind questions because I was desperate for help and completely grateful to the person that posted this info that has changed my life!
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Question posted by Barry
Thanks so much for your reply! I just have 2 more qs if you don't mind me asking: 1) how many days did it take to start working? 2) Is your armpit completely odor free after using? Or is there still a slight odor?
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Question posted by Rhonlee
I have been taking it for about 2 months at 25mg dosage. Yes, I found you have to take it continually. As far as side effects, I seem to get hot flashes but nothing intense. My doctor had me take blood test before I started the drug and about 2 weeks after and my test after taking it were still in the normal range. After years of suffering, it's worth it for me.
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Question posted by Barry
Do you have to continue taking doses of spironolactone to remain odor free?? Or can you take it for a month and the underarm odor will not return again? Thanks so much, this sounds promising. But the side effects are rather harsh..
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Question posted by Rholee
I saw a post about spironolactone working for odor, so I asked my doctor to prescribe it for my acne (not approved for b/o). It WORKS!!! I have suffered from underarm odor that did not go away. I too tried everything to solve this problem. Now, I am free. This condition keeps you in bondage because you are constantly paranoid that you smell. Thank you for posting this info that has changed my life! Dr. Armpit please include this in your research.
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Question posted by Kerry
Hi Chris, I am writing a blog post on natural deodorants and was curious if there is any research that supports the use of probiotics (specifically L. acidophilus found in many options today) in combating body odor? Essentially, is this a marketing technique or is there scientific merit to its use? Thank you!
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Question posted by Sean Humphries
Whenever I wear a poly or poly blend shirt, not only do I sweat more but it also smells terrible. I get that it's different bacteria and the weave of the fiber may make me overheat faster, but is it possible that my body sweats as an immune response? I don't know. I have a friend that makes this amazingly beautiful shirts, but I can't wear them because of the fabric (the new ones are tri-blend 50 poly 25 cotton 25 rayon. How do you think it rates in comparison to poly?
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Question posted by Daliah
Is there ever going to be an armpit transplant available to us?? Thanks.
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Question posted by Hugo Stabel
I once read that (not in alle cases) Teatree oil can help. The bacteria producing the bad smell seem not to like the oil. Teatree oil is cheap en easily to buy. I've got sometimes troubles with bad smell, especially when I transpire hard. The Teatree oil helped, although you have to renew the treatment after a month or two. I just brought the oil in the armpit for a day of 5 and the problem was gone. As Teatree oil costs almost nothing, it 's worth a try.
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Question posted by Mariah
Hi Dr Armpit, can you answer some questions please? Thanks!!
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