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Question posted by Christina
Can you put one deodorant on one arm pit and a different one on the other to see which one works better?
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Question posted by cimbo
I have been ill since 2011 with neurological condition....since then i have noticed my left arm pit stinks...even after washing. any ideas what this could be?.....
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Question posted by Minnie
Hello Dr. Armpit, I have really enjoyed the work you have done to promote your research through this site, it's nice to have direct access to a researcher who can communicate with people on their wavelength. I've noticed you have not been able to answer many questions in the past few months. While I do have a story, like many others, I am more curious to know about some particular questions. What are your thoughts on the research being done by AOBiome (www.motherdirt.com)? How would the Ammonia-Oxidizing Bacteria in the AO+ Mist product reduce odour (as reported by some users)? Does chlorophyll actually reduce body odour? What mechanisms are at play for this to occur? Has any research been done on anaerobic bacteria that cause body odour? I've noticed that some fabrics will smell just due to heat exposure, not necessarily humidity. Lastly, you've mentioned that you had a an experience that led to you starting your research. What solutions worked for you?
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Question posted by Kasandra
What is the best temporary solution for body odor?
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Question posted by dog
armpit and genital ordors
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Question posted by Cath
Hi, I recently stopped using antiperspirant. I found that as long as I wasked my armpits several times a day, there was no odor. However, the realities of a hot summer and busy workplace meant I had to find an alternative. I started using a natural magnesium deodorant. I now find the odor worse on days when I don't use it. I understand that magnesium is incredibly alkaline. Does this affect the microbiome?
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Question posted by JeffBob
I like to put chilli heatwave doritos in my armpit.It gets tangled in my hairs.
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Question posted by Karen
I recently switched my deodorant to using a natural deodorant crystal. First few months seemed ok minus having a smell by evening lol but recently I realized that the stink smell comes only from my right armpit while the left armpit has no smell at all. I've google it an someone said if your liver is working sluggish this would happen. Is this true?
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Question posted by Maryl
I have noticed that stressful situations cause my armpits to become smellier, but not necessarily sweatier. What effect does adrenaline and cortisol and similar hormones have on under-arm flora?
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Question posted by ?
If you have smelly armpits, should you continue to use antiperspirant even though it doesn't help? Or should you stop and instead use something else? What would you recommend?
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Question posted by Stan Hope
I do not wash my armpits with soap, but use some exfoliating mitts and water in the shower. Once a week I use a formula of 1% IBCH in 0.1% Brij 35 dispersant w/water for armpit odor control. Seems to be working to me, but then I don't know anyone well enough to ask them to sniff my armpits. Can wear undershirts for days/weeks with no apparent malodor. Kind regards, Stan Hope
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Question posted by Debbie knows
You can scrub all you want and it wont help because the smell is coming out of your body with the sweat. Of course it gets worse as it sits and brews on your skin. Eating a lot of sugar and/or yeasty foods/alcohol makes the yeast grow in your body and then the odor starts. I discovered this cure while be treated for a vaginal yeast infection. But guys - you can take these pills too!
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Question posted by Debbie knows
After suffering debilitating odor and trying everything out there I found by taking 1-3 doses of diflucan in as many days killed the stink of armpits and feet. When I start to smell the funk I know its time for another course of meds. This has saved my self esteem and sanity and is worth doing until a "cure" is found. I am not an expert but think an overgrowth of yeast in the body is the root of all evil.
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Question posted by Kimberly
I'm not sweaty person and didnt have trouble until I put on my freand shirt. Now for many years my both armpits smell bad, people can smell me 10 miles away, it's runed my life. I start getting paranoid and don't like go out often. I think I have bacteria overgrows that produces smell. I smell 99% of the time, even right after shower/bath. I desperately asking for help.
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Question posted by SeeSee
Good morning! Over the past few months I have noticed my right armpit having a horrible, rancid smell while the other one doesn't. I have been using deodorant without aluminium for quite some time now, but this development of the smell is more recent. I really do not know why one is so horrible why the other one has barely any smell whatsoever. It's driving me crazy and it's really embarassing. By the way, I am female in my mid 20s. Thank you.
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Question posted by Jencocoa
Greetings! This website is quite fascinating for me, so thank you! I have found that my own homemade deodorant is more effective than store brands of either antiperspirant or deodorant. I use a mixture of coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, baking soda, arrowroot powder, citric acid, and essential oils of lavender and tea tree. But if I am reading this website correctly adding fats like coconut oil or cocoa butter to the auxillary area may actually be improving the environment for corynebacterium and thus increasing the likelyhood of bad odors. In addition, my recipe ends up being very pH neutral which seems to also aid the corynebacterium. So if I used a spritz of water, alcohol, essential oils, and citric acid to a pH of about 6.5 would this be a better method of controlling the offending bacteria? Or if I get my deodorant recipe to a lower pH, would that improve my chances of increasing the less odiferous bacteria? Thanks in advance for your help!
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Question posted by Moon
Like others I have one smelly armpit while the other has no smell at all. My theories include antibiotic ointment used on the area years ago that disrupted the natural bacterial balance, and another theory that there is an imbalance between the left and right meridians of the body somehow. My left armpit has more hair, smells more, and not only that I find the left side of my body is more sensitive and reactive. For example, a bout of shingles only produced lesions on the left side, and I have lower pain tolerance on the left side. Not sure if it's just coincidence but maybe something worth investigating. Although the left underarm is smellier, the right armpit sweats more. Perhaps a block in toxin release from too many years of antiperspirant
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Question posted by Mermaid
Hi Dr.Armpit. I have a question, My armpits ruin my clothes. Whenever I wear shirts a couple times, they get a musty smell and I've tried everything to wash the, (alcohol, Febreeze,etc.). Nothing seems to work so I have to throw them out after a couple wears. I've done the Mirady procedure to destroy my apocrine glands, but I still smell very bad by the end of the day. Any suggestions? Should I get a full blood test? I know that I'm anemic...
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Question posted by rhea bhagia
i shower every day with body soap but if i rub my armpit there is still bad smells. why is that
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