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Question posted by J Debald
Hello ! We are working on a new formula of natural deodarant, based on a short pH-modification and absorption. We would like to find a scientific partner for testing different formulas. Perhaps can you give us some hints ? Thank you very much. J Debald PS : just a little complementary question : did you test the impact of alimentation on transpiration and odour ? What is the influence of the proteine-quantity, of the sugar quantity, of the pH of food ? Does the hormonal female cycle influence the odour ?
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Question posted by Hopeful
Hi dr armpit, my armpits smell EXACTLY THE SAME if I shower twice a day vs not at all. How can I stimulate good bacteria growth or is this impossible? Also, when are you going to do your next trial and how can I be a part of it?
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Question posted by Jay
Hi ... So I have tried almost most body washes, I can never get the my armpits to have a "nothing"/ normal clean smell. I shower 2 times a day so it's not that I'm dirty ...!!! The only thing, I have found out of random, is that when I swim in a chlorine pool that it takes the smell away and then I have like 2 days in which the smell grows back to normal
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Question posted by NoNo
I use a fruity smelling deodorant for a few years, and for about a week now it smells bitter, and more like ammonia or floral perfum.. Almost like a mans deodorant? What could have caused this? And how do I fix it? Is my body in need of a new deodorant?
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Question posted by Obvious
99% of the questions asked here have already been answered. Please just read the Q&A from the beginning (including the answers) and read the Research. Maybe then the good doctor won't be so bogged down from getting the same exact questions over and over again and he can answer the new questions (and more importantly, focus on his research so we can all benefit from it!)
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Question posted by Nathan
I'll get out of the shower, and my pits will smell bad, usually my right one just a tad, and my left it REALLY bad. Don't get it.
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Question posted by EM
I am curious about your thoughts on whether laser hair removal and/or electrolysis of armpit hair will reduce armpit odor. If I understand the process correctly, permanent hair removal damages or destroys the follicle. Since the apocrine gland is only located within the hair follicle shaft... does damage/destruction of the follicle also close the pathway for apocrine gland secretion? I ask all this because I had laser hair removal in my armpits and currently doing electrolysis to get the stray hairs the laser missed. I have not noticed a reduction in body odor, but I tend to only stink when I am stressed. For example, I rarely stink even after strenuous and sweaty 8 mile hike ... but in 1 second during a stressful telephone call with my boss, I have extreme odor that will not subside all day. I do not wear any deodorant or anti-perspirant since reading the Dr. Armpit web site, so I'm trying to get my armpit biome back in balance. I am looking forward to the products produced by your research!
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Question posted by Smelly mcgre
Why does 1 armpit stink
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Question posted by shy
I have tried different brands of deodorant but none works for me. this problem of smelly armpits started when I was 15 even now I still smell bad. when I sit next to people they cover their nose pls help
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Question posted by Patricia Figueredo
My armpit smell bad since I was a teenager. I have tried many natural remedies unsuccessfully. The smell get stack in clothes and towels. It is a problem for me being a women because women don't smell bad. Man do :). In your TED talk you said that you are looking for subjects for your research. I would like to volunteer, if you have a trial of a non invasive procedure. My email address is patricia_figueredop@yahoo.com. Thanks, Patricia
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Question posted by Problem!
Dear Dr. Armpit, When I use my towels under my armpits - to dry them off- they end up smelling bad after one or two days. Is this problem due to bacteria?
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Question posted by Stephanie
What do you think about the topical application of Apple cider vinegar? Could this eliminate the malodorous bacteria?
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Question posted by Kim
Hello, I have suffered with body odor for years especially underarm. I don't know what else to do. I have tried everything. Please help
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Question posted by Melonie
My niece probably right after hitting puberty has always had really bad BO...at first I thought maybe she wasnt showering as often as she should....but now that she is older (18) and she has stayed with me more than once. I see that she showers and applies deodorant right after and her armpits still smell like onions( which she doesnt even eat) ....its bad. She gets so embarrassed about it, and she has tried so many different deodorants even mens. What could be causing this? What can she do to make it better?
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Question posted by Marney
I have had the problem so many people on this site have described- a malodorous right Scilla. The left side was unaffected. I noted someone's recommendation of using Apple cider vinegar directly on my armpit and it has worked like a charm. Two days later and not a whiff! Thank you for the advice!
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Question posted by coco
do you think miradry http://miradry.com/treatment/ can have a effect on bad bacteria and body odor ?
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Question posted by Inquiry
Do you think bad armpit odor is more due to bacteria overgrowth (the AMOUNT) or the TYPE of bacteria under the arm?
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Question posted by Marcel aan de Brugh/NRC Handelsblad
Dear mister Callewaert, Herewith I'd like to ask you if I could ask you some questions on the phone, about your research on smelly sports clothes, and trying to wash off those smells, and why that doesn't work. I'm writing about this for the newspaper I work for, NRC Handelsblad. My colleague Marianne Heselmans interviewed you beginning of March last year. Hope to hear from you. With kind regards, Marcel aan de Brugh 06 - 29 58 55 34
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Question posted by Nicki
Just recently, maybe since last week, my left armpit smells rancid...while the right armpit has no odor at all. I've washed and scrubbed with antibacterial soap, but infinite showers could not rid me of this smell. It's not even the typical BO sweat smell...it smells...bitter and makes me nauseated. I've never smelled anything like it. It is not going away no matter how much deodorant I apply, I even tried not using deodorant at all. What gives ?
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Question posted by Janie
My left underarn has been smelling very bad like ive been working a jack hammer all day long in 100 degree weather
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