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Question posted by Jellybaby13
You recommended taking a sample which I will do with British Gut rather than American Gut. Should I take the sample on a regular day or when its particularly bad?? How do I contact you to send result? Linked-in perhaps? It says I need log-in details for this page.
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Question posted by Searching
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.
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Question posted by Shauna
hi dr armpit i smoke marijuana two years now was once and year after that i been getting odour which smell like weed. Before never smoking i never get this high odour of weed... what seem to be the problem and what can i do to get rid of this high odour of weed i never get this high odour of weed...
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Question posted by Jellybaby13
Hi Chris, I’m a clinical biochemist in the UK. I was doing some research and came across your name. Since puberty I’ve noticed I really suffer with foul BO particularly after exercise and after sunbathing! I so sweat more and have bad breath after drinking alcohol. This is noticeable to other people. I wondered if you might have any studies on the go at the moment or may be able to analyse my armpit micro biome. I’m intrigued to know the source.
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Question posted by Sara moors
My right armpit is like a douche, it always wet And sweat speels to be ‘running’ all the time If i could receive more info about the clinical trial, i might like to register
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Question posted by Answer
Yes I tried oxibutinyn and it did nothing for my bo. I think I might have to go see an endocrinologist soon.
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Question posted by 3bon3 Qu33n
Has anyone been prescribed Oxybutinyn or Glycopyrrolate for hyperhidrosis/bromhidrosis? It’s supposed to drastically reduce sweating, which in turn is supposed to help with the bromhidrosis. The side effects for the drugs are my concern. You also have to take it for the rest of your life. If anyone has taken it, did it work?
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Question posted by Linda
Hi Dr. Armpit in one of yours answers you mentioned "hormones" as being one of the 4 possible pathways to BO. What are the other three? Btw if you have a smelly armpit but non smelly feet, is it not easier to use your feet sweat and bacteria to inoculate the armpit? Given it's your own sweat would it not have a higher chance of succeeding?
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Question posted by 3bon3 qu33n
@Lola: It's not immediate, unfortunately. I was only on it for one month, so not enough time to be effective. They say it can take anywhere from six weeks to three months for effectiveness. I also forgot to mention it will mess with your menstrual cycle. If you are seriously considering it, do your research and consult with trusted doctors. But, again very harsh on the body and high risk. Best of luck!
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Question posted by nika
hi i have a queastion regarding armpit transplant. you said that some people got their body odor back after the treatment. why did this happen?
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Question posted by MeMyselfAndI
Hi! I would like to try to make my own smelly armpits smell nice with sweat of a family member. How do I do this safely? I read something about cleaning your armpits first with alcohol etc, but what is the etc? And how do I apply the sweat of a family member? Thanks!
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Question posted by Lola
Thanks for the detailed info!! I can also say Lume didn’t work for me. Thanks also for the caution.. But I have a question- Did the spirolactone at least work while you were on it? Or did it not?
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Question posted by 3bon3 qu33n
Spironolactone: Use with extreme caution! Most doctors are hesitant or will outright refuse to prescribe it, and for good reasons. This drug is generally used for people who have had CONGENITIVE HEART FAILURE. It is potassium sparing and a diuretic as well. Although it is an anti-androgen, it comes with high risk, black labelled and severe side effects. I ended up with a massive body rash and itching for a week. I had to go through several doctors before I finally got a YES. I did a follow-up with my GP and he refused to refill the prescription for fear of my life. Lume Deodorant: Save your $$$. It doesn't work for bromhidrosis. If anything, it will exacerbate the odour making you a real life Pepe Le Pew (skunk). Furthermore, this was not developed by a dermatologist or endocrinologist-it was a gynecologist who developed Lume-it's more geared to the genital area (although it claims you can use it for the body). Dr. Armpit: if you suffer from a hormonal imbalance due to PCOS/Fibroids which makes you more androgen prevalent, does this also affect the bacteria development/breakdown of the armpits? I know that Staphylococcus is more common in males and causes more of a stench. Would the two be connected?
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Question posted by Wondering
I also want to try the Spironolactone. I have an appointment with a GP next week and I'm hoping they'll consider prescribing it to me, so that I can at least try it. I heard also that endocrinologists are the ones who can prescribe it but you have to do blood tests (like potassium,etc.). Crossing my fingers!
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Question posted by jay
i want to try spironolactone too
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Question posted by jay
lume deodorant is not effective i tried lume but not effective..
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Question posted by jay
my problem here is bromidrophobia
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Question posted by Mother
Hello, So OK, I am 34 year old woman who has this problem. I will never get used on it, but I do my best. Not to mention it impacts my everyday life. But, I am so sad because I have noticed that my 7,5 year old daughter has the exact same problem. I want to help her so desperately. I don't want her to go through all the situations I've been to. I was wondering if antibacterial treatment would help at all? Thanks a lot for your effort
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Question posted by mic
not a question but i just wanted to say that even in my dreams i am scared to be near people
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Question posted by Confused
To Kia and Rhonlee, does the Spironolactone still work for your onion BO? I am still hesitant to try it because of the side effects. But is it still effective for you? Thanks in advance.
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