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Question posted by ALICIA
IF I TAKE A SHOWER AND USE A BATH BRUSH OR LOOFAH AND SCRUB MY UNDERARMS WITH SOAP OR BATH GEL..EVEN ORGANIC BATH GEL SUCH AS BURT BEE., RIGHT AFTER WITH IN 30MINS IT GETS STICKY AND START TO SMELL EVEN IN AIR CONDITIONER...
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Question posted by Jane
I'd be grateful for your thoughts. I started using a 'problem' antiperspirant called Triple Dry six years ago because a medication was making me sweat more. It worked perfectly - no wetness, no odour. I've stopped taking the medication now, but have carried on using Triple Dry because it works so well. However recently, I have noticed an underarm odour, despite the fact that I have no wetness. The odour isn't there all the time - it mainly occurs during situations where a person might typically sweat e.g. when doing exercise, sitting in the sun. I'm confused because I thought it was 'wet sweat' reacting with bacteria that causes odour - yet I don't seem to have any 'wet sweat' (at worst, the skin is very very very slightly clammy at times, but mostly it is completely dry). I've even tried putting a layer of Rexona on top, but still have the odour. Do you have any idea what the cause might be? Or a solution? Many thanks.
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Question posted by kay
I would like to contribute to your research . I suffer with TMAU , I would love to be apart of your experiment. Is there any clinical trials or experiments taken place this year ? Thank you for your hard work and research ! kay
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Question posted by Nae
Everything I try it doesn't. My armpit stinks so bad I tired certain DRI it only reduced the amount of sweat but it still stink. After Im done taking I shower & not even 10 mins later my arms start to stink . Ive tried so.many different deodorant what should I do ?
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Question posted by Carlie gardipee
I constantly get a foul smelling rash On my armpits and bathing doesnt help it seems only destination helps it
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Question posted by gracious
Hi. I'm a 34 yr old female that has a pimple like bump under my right armpit. I've had this since I was about ten years old (puberty) and for as long as I've had this bump I've squeezed it and atrocious smelling puss comes out of it. Can anybody help me wit this? Please.
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Question posted by kay
Why is it that my armpits only smell in the summer despite daily deodorant, shaving and shower?
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Question posted by May
My partner has a sweat fetish but no matter how much I try, my armpits or feet don't smell from sweat. Is there a way to either make my sweat smell more or to create the smell synthetically with chemicals/foods at home? Thank you!
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Question posted by Hey, my armpits smell like crap, Doctor Armpit.
My armpits still smell after taking a shower. Like onions sometimes. Other than that, it's just my natural smell. Also, why do my shoulders smell? There's a bunch of acne there and some acne scars.
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Question posted by ponderoso
So yeah, left armpit smells worse than the right what's up with that?
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Question posted by EMN
Congratulations on your research appointment to the Knight Lab at UCSD! My sister and I struggle with underarm odor - she lives about 20 minutes from UCSD and I am near there almost every week for work. It would be an honor to be part of your research if you need any subjects. Side note... after not using any underarm cosmetics for months with mixed results, I was on vacation in the Bahamas recently and did not have any stink there or since I returned a few weeks ago. I was on a sailboat for 7 days and in the water frequently. I'm wondering if it was all the salt water? Praying the stink stays away!
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Question posted by Liz
So I have to horrible smell and I would start to use deorant and it does not help it makes it worse than it was. And now that I work in a place the I have to be well groomed and cleaned and having the smell on has made me horrified to go to work. I tried lemon juice for a few days. Everything was going fine until I got a rash under both armpits and it's painful. I have to put on aloe Vera on but I only started last night and I don't if that helps. I don't know what to do. I'm scared that one day one of my managers are gonna tell me to leave for the day cause I stink. I serously don't know what to do. Help me please.
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Question posted by patrice
lately my armpits suddenly smell bad, the smell is not that strong but im sure anyone could smell it. Before my armpits did not smell as fast as now, im a teenager, 17, but i think the hormonal changes in my armpit should be over by now... tell me what you know, thanks.
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Question posted by Jassie
Normally my armpit stink only when I sweat a lot but nowadays it's just stinks so bad even when I'm not sweating. Is it because I change my diet? Is it because I shave? I really want to know the cause and I want to end this stink! Please help!
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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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