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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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Question posted by Sara
What is the name of the bacteria responsible for onion smell?
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Question posted by Robert
my right armpit smells completely normal, but my left almost smells like mold. it smells very bitter and moldy. I have tried switching from my natural deoderant back to old spice which I used to use and have zero problems and it went away from a little bit. Recently came back stronger then ever.
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Question posted by Kate Wills
Hi Dr Callewaert, I am a journalist writing a feature for Fabulous magazine about why it's important to wash your gym clothes after every workout. Could you email me some quotes on this? My email is katewillsfreelance@gmail.com Many thanks Kate
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Question posted by Name
In response to Minnie's question you said the following: "Indeed, my underarm microbiome changed to a dominance of corynebacteria. After three years, I was able to change it back to a dominance of non-odorous bacteria. This happened in summer, while painting and renovating the house, and by co-incidence. I was also working constantly with my arms, with one and the same painters T-shirt. After showering, I wore again the same unwashed painters T-shirt to proceed the 'dirty' work. This helped in taking over the shirt microbiome, from which afterwards we got to know mainly the 'good' bacteria grew in." I don't 100 percent understand and would like a little clarification. Why would it make a difference that you worked constantly with your arms? Did the good bacteria grow on the shirt and take over the bad ones on your skin?
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Question posted by Kim
My hubby has bad body odor. He could bath before bed, use deodorant and in the morning he will have bad odor under his arms. Also, he is allergic to aluminum chloride which is in a lot of deodorants. Help!!
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Question posted by Sara
I have one armpit that smells immediately after a shower. Any ideas why?
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