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Question posted by Caprice
Thank you for this incredible resource! I'm a 26 year-old active female that began making my own deodorant when I wasn't satisfied with the "natural" versions I had purchased at the store (and I tried A LOT). One of my creations has included a probiotic capsule, or rather, the contents of a probiotic capsule. The foundation of my deodorant is primarily beeswax. Do you think this addition is necessary? Or even beneficial? I sometimes wonder if the heat of the beeswax and other ingredients end up killing off the probiotic ingredients (though I do try to add it when it's slightly cooled). I would love to hear your opinion!
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Question posted by Liza
Wait, if you go to the doctors and they prescribe a topical antibiotic for your underarm area, the malodorous bacteria still grow back? Why is this?
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Question posted by antiperspirant
why does antiperspirant work for people who don't have any armpit odor and not for people who do have armpit odor? isn't that counter intuitive?
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Question posted by anonymous
Maybe this?: what if (to get inside the skin and hair follicules), you shaved the armpit and then bathed? That way the gland might be washed out? Or will it still not really get inside the skin?
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Question posted by lol
my armpit smells bad, i wonder is it is healthy to have smelly armpits.
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Question posted by anonymous
have you looked into using iodine or something like that as an antibacterial measure?
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Question posted by Becca
Will putting an antiperspirant on help to smell better? Will the aluminum make the good bacteria grow?
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Question posted by Julez
Hi, ever since I gave birth to my baby I noticed an oder coming from my armpits and probably changed 3 or 4 different deodorants. I went to take a blood test and checked my thyroid but my doctor says that all is normal. I don't know what else to do or where else to go.
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Question posted by Ruby
So, I've recently noticed a change in the smell of my right underarm a few weeks ago so I tried to to change deodorants. It seemed like it worked for a few days and then came back stronger then ever. I am a person who absolutely adores to smell good so this is truly bothering me. Fast forward to a few days ago I noticed a bump under my skin and instead of it popping it just got bigger and bigger and the smell even worst. My skin started peeling so i rubbed it off, slightly and it became raw. I honestly don't know where this came from or what I've dont wrong. Please help. Thank you:)
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Question posted by fernando
Hi Dr. Armpit,first of all thank you so much for doing this research,Unfortunately I am one of the person who is suffering from this issue.Recently, I saw you mentioned in one of news article that you have successfully cured patients who had body odor by armpit transplant method. So, Can I go to your clinic and have the treatmet for my armpit? Thank you
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Question posted by Diane
Hi Dr Armpit- thank you so much for your research! It means a lot to many of us. When do you think your grant will be accepted and allow for a trial that we can take part in? Late next year? Thanks again so much.
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Question posted by Eve
Do you think bacteriophages could be an effective tool to combat body odor? It seems like it could be used to target the malodorous bacteria, while keeping the "good" bacteria unaffected. Thank you for your excellent research and interest in helping all of us!!!
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Question posted by Struggling
Hi dr armpit, are you still answering questions on this site? Thanks!
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Question posted by Rachelle
I recently had a bilateral mastectomy. Since then my left arm it wreaks! I cannot wash the smell Away. Deodorant doesn't help...I'm too young to smell this bad ! Help!
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Question posted by Bram Gremmen
dear reader i"m Bram Gremmen from the Netherlands and i am doing some sort of project for my graduation. and i would like to ask a few questions. were does the smell come from and wich bacterie are the most important for that, and what are these bacteria doing that there is this kind of smell. thank you very much and sorry for my english kind regards Bram Grremmen
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Question posted by Thanks!
Thank you so much for your research. Why can't you just simply swab a persons armpit, grow those bacteria, then selectively allow only the good bacteria to grow, and transplant those back onto the persons armpit? This way, it's only the persons bacteria and not their sister/mother/brother.
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Question posted by Julia
I have been prone to body odor problems over my life, but in the last months the smell has become much worse. I am a 52 year old, post-menopausal woman. I am an attorney (sedentary job) with a long commute by car, and am not physically active. I believe I have blood sugar issues. I have recently successfully treated some inflammation issues (burning feet) with turmeric milk. I drink up to four cups of coffee per day. Since completing menopause, I have become very hot-natured: I feel comfortable in a sleeveless blouse when all the other women in the room are shivering in sweaters. My sense of smell isn't particularly acute, but when I wake up in the morning, I am immediately assailed by the horrible odor of my own armpits, strong and offensive. Efforts to remove the smell during the day when I cannot fully bathe and soap my armpits at work, aren't very successful, and then the smell clings to my fingers as if it were invisible glue. Witch hazel has been useful lately to quell the smell in midday. Chlorophyll tablets worked successfully to eradicate the odor in the past, but now aren't solving the problem. Of course I bathe daily, wear deodorant, and shave my armpits like most American women, etc. I've tried an "armpit detox" wherein you apply bentonite clay and allow it to dry, theoretically drawing out whatever is causing the smelly odor, but this is only marginally and temporarily successful. I already occasionally take magnesium (Epsom salt) baths. I have heard of probiotic deodorants, and I'm going to find one and try this next. Does anything that I have mentioned here suggest a cause of the problem? I do not want to become obsessively conscious of the smell, lest I become permanently embarrassed and housebound, but I really need help. I am grateful that you are addressing this problem, whether or not your work can ever benefit me personally.
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Question posted by Curious
Dear Dr. Armpit, I've struggled with armpit odor since puberty and I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and I have an overgrowth of armpit bacteria (all my clothes smell after I wear them once or twice) - I was wondering if there is a link?
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Question posted by curiosity
i have been using deodorants for a long time and stopped using it after i changed it to a cream used for whitening underarms. i have used the cream for both underarms but now only my right armpit has an odour. i also stopped using the cream and deodorant but why does it still smell bad when the other doesn't? how do i get rid of it and why is this happening to the right underarm only? it smells bad even if I'm sweating a little bit only. besides, its awkward to have the smell when me and my bf is having a sexy time.
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Question posted by Jillian
How do you even "transplant" bacteria? What is your simplified scientific procedure to do so?
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