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Question posted by Scott
Hi Chris, what do you think about the idea of using UV light radiation as a way to sterilize the armpit before performing a biome transplant, instead of just washing? Perhaps this would yield better results for your non-related transplant attempts.
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Question posted by Addy
Dear dr. Armpit, in our youth we lived on a farm with our grandparents. The farm is still there, situated between dikes and ditches. There used to be "stoepjes"' in the river and in a ditch near the house; ( I am at loss for the English equivalent). This stoepje near the water was designed for washing. So, when our grandfather went to town, he would kneel on the "stoepje" and open the buttons of his shirt ( "boezeroen"); then would wash his hands in the water of this ditch, and splash his face with water that he scooped from the ditch with both 'washed' hands. There was no soap involved. This same ditch got its water from the river Rhine, flowing down from the Alps, passing through several countries, over a hundreds of miles, traversing Germany, entering the Netherlands and flowing another few hundred miles to the coast where we live nearby. There was a kitchen with flowing tapwater,but only cold. We used to wash our hands there about once a day, before eating. As our father was a farmer he washed his hands before each meal. Bathing, using soap and water, was a Saturday chore. First the water had to be heated, so it was quite a project and no real bath was involved. This was considered a great luxury. We only used a bucket halfway filled with cold water, and adding hot water from a small kettle. Then using a washcloth and soap, we would stand naked and shivering, working fast to be covered again. I do not remember any smelly armpits, except in the summertime when my father was working very hard to get the hay in the barn in time ( before it would rain again).
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Question posted by Kate
Hi Dr. Armpit! Upon your advice, I applied the antibiotic cream Neosporin to my armpits for a week and didn't wash them for a few days with no success. Although it did work upon immediate application, the smell returned within 30 minutes to 1 hour. The red rash under my arm did slightly lighten up, but the onion like odor is still present. Could the negative gram bacteria still be dominant? Was applying Neosporin not correct? What did I do wrong? Could it possibly be a yeast infection, or definitely the negative gram bacteria? Which bacterial strain specifically? E Coli? Should I use a stronger antibiotic? I'm still hesitant to put strong stuff under my arms because of the lymph nodes location in such close proximity. Like I said, the Neosporin worked for a little time and then the stench came back. I have also noticed that my lymph node is slightly inflamed. What should I do now that the antibiotic cream hasn't worked? Thank you for your patience and time, Kate
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Question posted by Colby
For the past month my armpit has begun to get tender and has a non stop smell even when I take a shower. What can I do to stop this?
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Question posted by Uruguayo
Hola, lamentablemente sufro de este mal, eh visto su presentacion en TED y nace una luz de esperanza, que hay alguien que esta investigando al respecto, muchisimas gracias. Eh intentado todo, desodorantes,antitraspirantes(cloruro de aluminimo al 20% en las noches),bicarbonato,limon,homeopatia,antisepticos,antifungicidicos, hasta incluso hice un ayuno de 21 dias a base de agua para desintoxicar mi organismo con la esperanza que fuera la raiz de la enfermedad, pero sigo en la misma. Es un olor que se impregna en las remeras, porque cuando otros usan mis remeras estas no desprenden el mal olor siendo que las bacterias se alojan alli?
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Question posted by cheche
I have lump in my left underarm. They say it's just swell. But the after 2days may right underarm. Had 2 lump. I don't know what's really happening. Can you pls.help me
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Question posted by Alex Minuti
Right this always seems to happen every time I have a shower where I use soap and then shower gel with one of those scrubby things and then within about maybe 4-8 hours of me literally doing nothing in the day I go to get in bed where I just sleep in my boxer shorts and take a stretch and then I get a smell of b.o when I've literally had a shower the same day just about 4-8 hours ago I seriously don't understand why and it is really beginning to annoy me
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Question posted by Keyle
Have you read some of the stupid shit on here? You muffs need to shower and actually use soap and a scrubby thing... Thats it deo up after... It's called being clean.........
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Question posted by Leakygut111
Is there an connetion between leaky gut and body odour?
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Question posted by john
do toxins in the sweat smell,why do some people have more fattyacids&protein in their sweat?
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Question posted by Jaimey
How are the liver and kidney affected to body odor? If you had liver and kidney problems, what would the smell be described as?
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Question posted by John
My friends tell me that I have a pungent armpit odor (which doesn't bother me) - I guess corynebacteria have found refuge in my pits. I shave my armpit hair - which seems to help. I also frequently sterilize my pits with either alcohol or hydrogen peroxide solution. It might be an interesting project for your group to study the efficacy of this. It might also be very interesting to see if this has any potential over time to shift the armpit microbiome in a desirable way, using various alcohols, or hydrogen peroxide solution, or other anti-septic solutions that are well tolerated on human skin. John Mattox jmattox@uncfsu.edu Fayetteville, NC
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Question posted by Red mom
Every time my 17year son takes a shower, he leaves the shower smelling like b.o. very badly. He is the ONLY one in the house that does this. I don't understand. The only thing I can think of, is he isn't using soap. He doesn't smell bad during day, when I sit next to him, etc. JUST SHOWER, LIKE THE ENTIRE BATHROOM. When I ask him if he uses soap, he says yes......so I am COMPLETELY CONFUSED.
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Question posted by TheOne
I've been struggling with armpit odor for the past 3 years. I'm 23, male. I was never like this then suddenly things fuc up. I suffered from oniony smells to burnt rubber smell. No deodorant would work and in fact deodorant makes me stink more. I also noticed that i don't have armpit odor when I'm not wearing any deodorant at all. I also noticed that after not using commercial deodorant for a year it made me smell better. Now , Im back using commercial deodorant plus a clinical anti-prespirant so Im thinking maybe i should try not to use any of those and just use a skin cleanser (betadine/ povidone iodine) and regular baths. I also think that the odor is in my shirt.
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Question posted by Lejoy
I have been suffering from constant boils.
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Question posted by jenna
how do you change the ph level of your armpit? i feel like mine is way to alkaline. also can thyroid problems create body odor? both my mom and grandma have thyroid problems. what would the smell be like? thanks!
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Question posted by Kate
Hi Dr. Armpit! I am a teenage girl and have suffered from a strong "onion" odor emitting from my armpits for about three years now that has completely thwarted my confidence and socially isolated me. This odor developed slowly. At first it was manageable with a swipe of deodorant and longer showers, but then as puberty came along, it began to get out of hand. I would take extra-long, hot showers and slap on the soap & lotion. Then, five minutes out of the shower, I would smell it again. So I decided to combat it with a wide variety of deodorants and antiperspirants. I would irregularly apply a deodorant/antiperspirant from a selection of about five. (The WORST thing to do, I know that now:) Intense stress and bad eating habits may have also played a major role. It got so bad that I would reapply deodorant every ten to fifteen minutes. I took a hair analysis test which showed high toxicity levels in my body, so I stopped using antiperspirant (aluminium toxicity). Finally, I decided to change. I began to sauna and eat healthier. In the sauna I would smell great, but as soon as I showered and gave it a few hours, the onion odor would appear again. The onion odor could not physically be covered by any type of deodorant or antiperspirant, so I stopped using it. This is serious- I have known the smell to be able to reach people ten feet away. My friend has confirmed this. Your TedX talk and website are leading me to believe that I have totally destroyed my underarm biome, allowing the bad bacteria to override the good. I have spent hours researching and tried multiple home remedies (baking soda, lemon, tea tree oil, vinegar etc.) and have only found temporary 'cures.' I am taking vitamins and probiotics, which don't seem to significantly help. Which leads me to my question- What do you think about my body odor problem? Is there a way to kill off the bad and leave the good? How do I SPECIFICALLY kill the bacteria responsibly for an 'onion' odor? Is there anyway that I can restore the good bacteria once and for all? I have tried the AOBiome Mist spray, but it did not help as it did not target the bacteria responsible for an 'onion' odor. Are there any tests I should take to rule out metabolic disorders? Any dietary changes that could potentially help my recovery? Should I look into metabolic disorders, or is it bacterial? And finally, is it something to do with my digestive system? I get bloated after mealtimes (severe bloating), feel nausea, and my bowel movements are very loose and smelly. Should I take chlorophyll? Or do a certain detox? Thank you, THANK YOU, so much for your time. I look forward to reading your reply. I really need someone to help me before I spiral down into a depression, and I hope you can help me. Thanks, Kate
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Question posted by Kim
No matter what I do, no matter switching from aluminim free, no deodorant is a match for my left pit. Help!
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Question posted by Brittney Phillips
I am a female, and am right handed. I don't get why my left armpit gets smellier than my right! Why would this be? Ive always heard it can be smellier due to hormones, etc.. Please help! Lol Thanks
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Question posted by tommyt
I had arthroscopic surgery on my right shoulder 10 days ago 3 incisions on the top and one under the arm (armpit area) Now I have this body oder that I can smell even right after I shower. I am one who does not use deodorant as I have no oder and never have. My left side is fine as it always was.What is causing this and will I go back to normal.
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