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Question posted by Tatiana
when I sweat my armpits always get this rash and it itches but I can't scratch it cause my armpit literally burst open into cracks and it dries and when I rub on it dust comes of well my skin. they have a really bad Oder
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Question posted by Tinyloves666.th
My armpits smell like when u first get a piercing it smeels like its infected no matter what I do
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Question posted by Maverick
Hello Dr. Armpit, My brother only sweats from his left armpit. The right armpit does not seem to produce any sweat. My brother is in his late 20s and he only noticed this a few years ago. He is a competitive athlete and I would say he is a healthy guy. Should he be concerned about his inactive, right axillary apocrine sweat glands? Thank you for your time, Maverick
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Question posted by Jules
Nylon fabric seems to promote less BO than polyester fabric in shirts and briefs. At least in my experience. Do you have any biological explanation for this?
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Question posted by keneilwe
i have an odour problem,my doctor gave me doxycyl and said i should drink 2 tablets instead of 1,but that also does not work this is embarrassing what can i do to solve this problem?
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Question posted by Jennifer
Hi, I have a strong body odor since as far as I can remember, probably birth and even out of the shower there is an odor. I don't sweat a lot at all. I would be interested in participating in any studies you are doing for body odor not just underarm odor. Thanks
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Question posted by EVH
Dear Chris, you asked me a while ago to keep in touch about the treatment my doctor recommended me. I ended up opting for the long-term use of oxybutynine (3 times 2,5mg/day), since it seemed to have lesser aggressive side-effects than the 2 week doxycycline + fusion cream antibiotics cure. On the 3rd day of taking oxybutinine, the sweating as well as the bad odour completely disappeared. I have been taking the drug for I think 3-4 months now and I haven't been having any problems or outbreaks since then!!! For the first time in five years or so! My armpits are always dry now and don't smell at all anymore! It really is a life-changer for me so far.. So I, as promised, come back on your platform to share my experience. I hope this option can help more people, as a temporary measure though. Indeed, if I quit taking the medication, the sweating and odour will come back. I have actually tried to reduce the prescribed dosis to 1x2,5mg a day, but then the ills come back pretty quickly. I am currentling taking 2x2,5mg/a day and it works out pretty ok. I sometimes smell a little bit but not in a dramatic way. My doctor explained that oxybutynine has an effect on the parasympaticus, and not on bacteria eradication (like in the case of the doxycycline+fusidin antibiotics cure). Still, it works out great for me so I thought this might also be valuable information for you, Chris. I still hope you will find a cure. It is amazing to no longer have bromhidrosis right now thanks to the medication, but it is still not ideal. You just want to feel normal.. and not be dependent on 3 pills a day to be able to feel as such. Keep up the good work and good luck to all of you. Kind regards, EVH (ps: perhaps someone wants to give the 2 week cure a try and report how that worked out for him/her?)
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Question posted by tennessee grandma
after many years with no armpit odor, why would it start again?
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Question posted by TranGiaPhu
I suffered this illness for 10 years, Now, i can not endure it any more. I have try many way to control it but the illness still there. aluminum chlorohydrate (deodotants just has 16%) => not working Surgery => not working Use many different deodotants => not working You are the last evolution for me. Please help me, now i don't have any hope. I am using 100% of aluminum chlorohydrate and i can fell that it makes me healthy weakly. This is my email : trangiaphu0605@gmail.com
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Question posted by ElectraLou
So I've always been a sweaty gal, but the sweat has generally been close to odorless. As of a few months ago, my right armpit started getting very stinky. Not only that, but the smell doesn't scrub away with soap like on the other side when I sweat. I can literally come out of the shower and there is still a lingering smell. What is going on???
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Question posted by Milio
Beste, Ik heb reeds jaren last van lijfgeur... Mijn levenskwaliteit is hierdoor ontzettend laag. Hoewel ik last heb van okselgeur, heb ik toch eerder het gevoel dat het over héél mijn lijf is. In mijn puberteit ben ik hierdoor héél hard beginnen rebelleren. Hoewel ik verschillende dokters heb bezocht, was er niemand die ook maar één zinnig onderzoek deed of wou doen. Ik weet dat uw onderzoek zich focust op okselgeur. Ontvang je hiervoor nog steeds patienten? Ik zou zo graag dit onderzoek doen...
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Question posted by Michael
What is you opinion about using baking soda as a deodorant? Some suggest using it pure and others suggest mixing it with coconut oil and cornstarch.
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Question posted by Roxie
Hi Dr. Armpit I'm 29 yrs old female and for the past 3 going on 4 weeks my right armpit is smelly. I never had bad armpit smell before so its freaking me out. I didn't have to use deodorant on my days off from work -it was a house rule growing up so its a habit- However I find myself wearing deodorant almost everyday and taking more showers than usual. Which isn't good for my Chronic Urticaria. (Which is under control for the past 8 yrs) The only medication that I'm under is my antihistamines; Atarax and Benadryl. Which I have been under for years so no change in that department. I don't drink alcohol nor do drugs. I don't eat meat because of my allergies so I'm not sure what's going on. Sometimes I do break out in the hives on the smelly pit but it only happened a handful of times and the centella cream calmed that down. But the smell is annoying me. Please help.
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Question posted by Adrian
Hi Chris. Just wanted to say a big thanks for giving your time to this issue. Means so much to so many of us. Anyway in your presentation you mention that regular people will smell bad if they don't shower for a week. Has bad bacteria proliferated on their skin in that case? Is this different to what us afflicted people have? Just something I was curious about..
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Question posted by c'est moi
can smelly armpit self-correct when stop using all deodorants? i would like to stop using anything to see if the smell will go away by itself. can bacteria be transferred from one armpit to the other due to deodorant? can bacteria live on deodorant? can bacteria transfer to new person via shared deodorant or clothes? washing armpit does nothing. no matter how long or what soap. i smell worse sometimes. i don't dry them w/ towels anymore b/c they stink up the towel and multiply. the best solution to rid smell out of shirts is boiling them in water on stove for about 10 minutes. kills bacteria. i made deo using straight apple cider vinegar. it worked for a while, but bacteria got hip to the game and now seem to just have a party when i use the vinegar. i will gladly participate in research as someone to study as well as share what i've learned so far. thank you! cm @^_^@
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Question posted by Eric
Thank you, Chris, for getting back to me. Maybe in the future, I will get an opportunity to do more of this type of research. I understand that you are a busy person, but I would love it if you can email me if some miscellaneous situation happens along the way (erictint11@gmail) or just an update :) I am just so glad your research exist; it gives me hope about the future! Thanks so much, Eric
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Question posted by Linda
I'm 21 and obese. What make it worse I got a really heavy body odour! I sweat a lot. And I notice deo or antiperspirant only make it worse like the smell got worse when I don't wear them! I shower very frequent but doesn't really help. Is it because my fat armpit?
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Question posted by Sunshine
I am wondering if there is relationship between armpit hair and body odour. Does it matter to the bacteria if there is armpit hair? Do different bacteria grow when there is hair vs. when the person has shaved? Does shaving have any effect on the bacteria? Would a hairy armpit smell differently from a shaved one? Would love to know more about this. Thank you!
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Question posted by Rose
Hi Dr. Armpit, This situation is quite bizarre... I've got armpit odor after wearing clothes... I wear shirts( long or short sleeves) once, then I wash them...but I can only wear my shirts one more time and I have to throw them away because they've developped a musty smell... I spend money every week on new tops... I've gone to doctors and they have no answers for me... I've tried everything and I'm at a loss for words... I'm a very clean person but for some reason I do sweat a lot and like I said after I wash my shirts they smell when they come in contact with my skin ( Apple cider vinegar, vinegar, alcohol, etc. other natural alternative treatments have been tried)... Any help?
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Question posted by Eric
Hi Dr. Callewaert! My name is Eric, and I am a 19 year old Asian American struggling with "body odor." I have been keeping up to date with current research on body odor, and recently I came across your TED talk presentation which I thought was really interesting. This topic of research is dear to my heart because I could not remember a time when I truly had a neutral body odor. I believe this is because I am a profound sweater as well. I have tried enormous ways to combat my odor, from using various deodorants, changing my diet, showering more often, etc. Unfortunately, nothing has worked out for me! I am also a current Sophomore student in a 7-year pharmacy program in Missouri and highly exposed to many pharmacy-related research opportunities here. However, the only research I would like to perform and/ or would like to get involved in is your particular research on body odor. There is very little research on body odor in the United States. I was wondering if you currently looking for any research assistants or participants? It would be a huge privilege to get involved in this research. Please contact me with any comments, questions, and/or adivce. I really appreicate it!
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