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Question posted by Mai
I don't know what to do I scrub my armpit morning afternoon and evening I am hurting my armpit just trying to get rid this
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Question posted by Nicole
Hi, just want to ask why is it that my right underarm has a bad odor whereas on the the left don't have. When I try to rub it, it smells bad. Any remedies or medication for this? Please help.
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Question posted by JF
I had problem with 'smelly armpit' for whole my life, I am 32. I tried everything, but nothing worked (nor sodium bicarbonate powder). My body just smelled that way that people used to step back from me :(. I am good looking girl, so imagine... One year ago I stopped using anything as deodorant/antiperspirant. I use Zinc Oxide powder mixed with water. It works magic on me somehow. Was there any study been done about this solution? Is it working for other people too? Actually I dont mind to be a part of a 'testing group' or something.
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Question posted by Adnil
Is there something special I can wash my armpits in? After getting out of the shower or a bath my armpits still smell slightly, Even if I double wash.
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Question posted by Pamela
What can i buy 4 him so his armpit can smell nice.he realy turns me off.....
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Question posted by Be
I am 20 years old, a healthy eater an excerciser. I have never had a real issue with body odor and I have always worn deodorant. In the last couple weeks I have noticed my armpits smell really bad. Not the sour body odor when you sweat or don't wear deodorant, but a thick old powdery smell. I started putting on deodorant more frequently, but now it happens after only 10 minutes of wearing any kind of deodorant I've tried. I actually smell better not wearing it but if I sweat even a little I have regular body odor so that's not an option either. It's all of a sudden and it's killing me that I smell bad wearing deodorant.
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Question posted by kelly
I have used antiperspirants for about 5 years. Recently I have suddenly aquired itchy and abnormally stinky armpits. Even after a shower it seems right away they smell again. I have stopped use of deodorant for the moment but my pits still feel sticky when I'm not sweating and smelly.
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Question posted by GmanR
Hello I am a 17 year old male and I have recently had armpit issues. Before this school year, I have never had really any armpit problems. I guess it all started at the beginning of the school year. In the mornings I have team sports (basically basketball) well I started to notice that my armpits got really sweaty even when I wasn't even in class yet. I would just be standing around waiting for us to start and my armpits started to sweat. Sooner or later my armpits kind of started to somewhat sour I guess because of the constant moisture or something? No matter how much I put on "antiperspirant" deodorant, the smell and sweat seemed to just eat right through it. It didn't really matter what kind of deodorant I put on. Eventually, the sweating slowed down and the sour smell kind of went away but then it really started to smell bad. It was a really strong stinky odor at some times like onions or something. It's still persistent now and I would really really really like your help on this issue of mine please! Thank you for your time, GmanR
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Question posted by Alli
I have never had problems with b.o. In fact even when I work out I smell a little salty, but my arm pits rarely smell bad. Even my husband agrees with me. But all of a sudden after the holidays my arm pits smell like b.o. I feel like ALL the time. After I take a shower I smell fine, but it seems like as soon as I get dressed and do anything I stink. I haven't changed medications or anything recently. I did get sick so was taking zinc, garlic, vit b, and vit C, but I have stopped that for at least a week and still smell horrible. Should I be concerned?
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Question posted by Jen
Hello. Im a body odor sufferer. Ive been reading about you and so happy that you are looking into an issue that affects all humans! But your research looks into the bacteria on the outside of the skin correct? But the smelly bacteria originates from the glands inside the armpit? so any external remedy would only be temporary right? since the main problem comes from the inside, maybe you should look at gland remedies as well. Just hoping to add some my opinion. Nothing i have put externally has ever fixed my armpit odor. Thanks
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Question posted by Poooo
In one day, my thoughts would mostly be, "Do I smell?" and "Do I need to re-spray perfume?" (for the nth time for the day). I can feel that my social life is really affected with this problem of mine (e.g not attending in parties I've been invited to, not being able to speak in front of many people, and many more). How do I know if I give off that stinky smell? I smell nothing on my clothes right after I change but there are really times when I smell something coming from the insides of my clothing.
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Question posted by Joseph
As a person who has bad body odor, if you can cure my problem I will pay every penny i have! I dont want to keep using deoderants and other creams to mask the problem, I want an end all solution to the armpit odor i have so i don't have to worry about creams every again! and if you can do that, I and every other person around this world will pay you whatever you want to have the procedure done. Keep working hard! if you can find the cure, you will find yourself to be a very rich man one day! Thanks!
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Question posted by Nikki
Just to add to your own research and for anyone else to know, in my own experience neither botox nor mirady procedure have cured body odor for me. If anything they may have made my body odor worse. I had hyperhydrosis and bromhidrosis, sweating and odor. After taking botox i had little sweat but more odor. And now after the Miradry procedure I have no sweat at all but still body odor. Neither procedure affects the underlying issue of the odor, which Im assuming is coming from the apocrine glands. More research needs to be done on how to destroy the apocrine gland totally either through an injection or machine. If you are able to destroy the apocrine gland without causing any other side effect, you will cure body odor for all people...at least that is my opinion. You are one of the only few who is reasearching this problem, so cheers to you! this problem affects so many people across so many races, boundaries and countries. Hope you are able to find a cure soon!
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Question posted by Barbara
Why does my left armpit have a bad odor and my right armpit has no odor?
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Question posted by Joshua
My left arm pit is very mild smelling, even without showering for over 24 hours. My right arm pit smells immediately after drying off from a shower, and it is very bad with in an hour... unless I use a heavy amount of product. I am not a heavy sweater while I sit at home on my computer all day. I dress very light and use temperature controls in my home to keep cool. Im fit and only 38 years old. Any suggestions on what I can do to get more of the "good" bacteria from my left pit to my right pit? Watched your Ted TALK. Great Job! Thanks.
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Question posted by aditi
i am a second year microbiology student and I'm planning to carry out a research on body odour ! could you help me out and guide me as to going ahead with the research. regards.
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Question posted by Dinah, the ill-tempered
My boyfriend moved in with me about seven years ago. Since then, I swear that my armpit and other sweat odors have changed and are more like his. Is it possible that his pit-bacteria have colonized me? Thanks.
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Question posted by Laura Yumi Toma
Hi, my name is Laura and I am from Brazil, so excuse my english. I have been suffering with bromhidrosys for almost 8 years. It started after high school. I remember a guy from my class in high school that used to have really bad body odor and he was taking accutane (the strong medicine for acne). I was also taking accutane and six months after the acne treatment I started having bromhidrosys. I remember thinking really bad things about the boy. I thought he didn't shower, I had kind of a mean attitude toward him, I didn't know that B.O. was a condition and not the lack of hygiene. Who knew that six months later I would have the same problem. That was carma :( I tried all deodorants and antiperspirants on the market, I did botox, I had laser to remove the hair and diminish bacteria, I had some of my glands burned by a old hair removal method, I even used a crazy machine that would diminish the eccrine sweat (my dad insisted, but I knew that the eccrine sweat was not the real cause of the problem, actually the sweat of eccrine glands on my armpits was less intense than a normal person). Plus, I already had 4 surgeries: 2 superficial "liposuctions" and 2 apocrine glands removal (each procedure by a different doctor). The apocrine glands removal was the most successful procedure, but the most invasive. I was thinking about taking a little piece of skin so I wont' produce apocrine sweat anymore, because I've noticed that some glands regenerate and some start working harder to compensate the removal. I just recovered from the last gland removal and I still have bad odor. I was a little mad because I wanted to remove a part of the skin too, but the doctor thought that it would not be necessary. This problem is delaying my life in all areas, I am 25 years old and I failed a lot of subjects in college because I would skip a lot of classes because I felt really bad about the problem. I graduated last year and I wont start to work in a office until I get this problem solved. I know I won't work properly if I have this problem. Please help me! The worst thing about this problem is that nobody really understands me or the condition. I am glad that you are studying it. Even if you don't have a solution, just hearing from you would be great. Maybe you have a good suggestion and maybe I might help by telling you my experience. Kinds regards, Laura
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Question posted by C
My boyfriend constantly smells of sage, and that is just his natural odor. He has had that smell probably since high school. No one is really sure why. His armpits smell like normal smelly armpits though, but in general, his whole body secretes the smell of sage. Any insight on this?
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Question posted by K
I have stopped from using commercial deo for about a year and noticed that after using it again it worked just like the first day. I also noticed that commercial deo makes my armpit odor really bad. i dont smell bad when im not using commercial deo but i still use it to make sure i wont stink in public. should i throw my deo now and stop unilisver from bacoming richer...
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