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Question posted by anonymous
Hello, in your PhD there was one long-term (>3 month) solution to a twin, right? Is he still saved from the body odor, a year later? I might try it with my brother or sister, although that might give a weird conversation first. Many thanks for your research topic, it gives me hope.
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Question posted by Bert
Hi Chris, a couple of posts back, I heard you talking about the fact that it is hard to get funding for your project. Is it still a problem? Kind regards
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Question posted by madora
Do you have a product to sell
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Question posted by Marni
I too have been suffering from bad armpit odor for many years. Switching antiperspirants used to work, until it didn't. Using my husbands deodorant worked for a time, and then it too stopped working. Showering using unscented soap seemed to help as well. One day I tried a homemade deodorant made up of coconut oil, baking soda, arrowroot powder and essential oil. I thought I found my go to deodorant, but then after two months it also stopped working. I come out of the shower after washing my armpits repeatedly with unscented soap and I now have one armpit that smells door free but the other skunky. This is so frustrating!
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Question posted by Juanita Evans
I am a 33 year old wife and mother to 2 boys. I have been suffering with smelly armpits since having my first child that is like 10+ years. I have tried everything. It is starting to ruin my everyday life. I always on guard and embarrassed as if everyone around me smells me. :(
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Question posted by Pat
Lately I've notice a strong odor in my armpit even right after showering. I sweat very little under the arms or anywhere else, but use an underarm antiperspirant every day. At t h e same time, I am noticing a foul odor from my vagina even right after showering. I have practically no hair in that area, so I know its coming from the vagina. Can you help me
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Question posted by EvH
Dear Armpit Dr, I have messaged you two times earlier already in the past year. As you asked me to keep in touch about any progress, here I am again. I may have some good news for some of your readers. I went to see a bioresonant therapist. He performed a small bloodtest (by means of a sting in the finger) and looked at it under the microscope. He noticed my bloodcells were abnormal (in a "rouleau" shape, which means the level of acidity in the blood is too high). In my case it was way too high. In order to de-acidify my blood/body, he advised me to take baths in Epsom Salt (which is a natural salt, composed of magnesium and sulphate - I had to start with 200g and increase the dosis gradually for every new baths taken. Two baths max. a week, min. 20 minutes) and to drink Koemis Koetjing (2 cups a day, during three weeks). (Cutting on sugars is also recommended (also being white pasta, white rice, etc) but you may try the baths first, and if it doesn't work cutting on the sugars will be a must I guess). Surprisingly, after having taken 4 baths my bromhidrosis was completely gone! I actually had no idea the acidity level of my blood would be related to my bromhidrosis problem. I have been completely symptom-free for a month now, which hadn't happened to me in the past 5 years. Indeed, there was - without exaggerating - not a single day, from getting up to going to bed, of which the bromhidrosis did not prevail. If you don't have a bathtub, you could try footpaths (using 200g of Epsom Salt) however, I do not know if the same successful results can be achieved as I did. Perhaps it will take longer, but still be beneficial in the end. Some of your readers may have a too high level of acidity, causing their bromhidrosis. I hope this post will make people aware to get this detail checked! For me, this visit to the bioresonant was truly life-changing. Now I can quit the 3 pills a day I had to take to stop the bromhidrosis (as I posted earlier on your Q&A), I have no longer have to deal with its side-effects and with the problem actually not being solved in the core. I plan to keep on taking baths with Epsom salt now and then in order to prevent my blood from turning acid. During the christmas holidays I have eaten lots of chocolate and sugars, and I notice the odor is slightly coming back. But how it is now is definitely liveable, as being symptom-free is just one bath away. Good luck to you all!
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Question posted by Brooke
Are you available for hire as a consultant? If so, how may I contact you privately? Thank you Dr. Callewaert.
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Question posted by Bob
Hi Chris, I want to ask regarding Eve's question with title Greatly Reduced Armpit Odor. Why do you think her decision to stop using all cosmetics products worked in reducing her armpit odor? Because, what I understand from your blog and your academic article is not compatible to each other. I think that when we change our daily habit, particularly stopping or changing the cosmetic products usage on our axilliary, our microbiome on the axilliary will just get worsen. So, if she decided to stop applying cosmetics on her underarm, her odor might be aggravated? Is that true? Kind regards
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Question posted by Chris James
My left arm pit always smells, it smells before and after a shower. My girlfriend didn't believe me, so we showered together. After i scrubbed it viscously with a fresh fragranced shower gel, the smell still lingered. The right arm put smells rarely, and only after exercise, or a long duration without washing. Deodorant doesn't help, what could the causes be?
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Question posted by Eve
I used to have really smelly pits, no matter what I did. By reading the Dr. Armpit blog and putting the tips into action, I greatly reduced my armpit odor to only occasional slight smell. First, I stopped using antiperspirants and deodorants. I had laser hair removal, so shaving isn't an issue. I shower twice daily with a natural, unscented soap made from coconuts, and wear only shirts made from natural fabrics like 100% cotton, linen, silk, and wool. I wash my bras after each use (they are synthetic fabric, but washing after each wear seems to keep the smell down). Most days I apply nothing to my pits after showering, but once in a while if there is any stink I wipe my pits with isopropyl alcohol wipes. It's amazing that these small changes really worked well. My husband no longer complains about me being stinky, which has really improved our relationship! Thanks Dr. Armpit!! You are a real blessing to the World!!
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Question posted by david
why when put on deodorant one armpit stinks and the other doesnt is that something to be concerned with or not
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Question posted by KC
I just watched your TEDx Talk and broke down in tears. I have literally tried everything from changing my diet, using homemade deodorants, magnesium spray and various supplements. I have been dealing with this problem for over 30 years. Some years have been better than others but it has been ongoing and at times debilitating socially and professionally. How can I be a subject for your research trials? I am in California but I will come there. I just want the frustration with this ongoing problem that I've had to stop once and for all.
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Question posted by Sandra
Hello, I've struggled with really smelly armpits ever since high school. People make jokes, sniff, and whisper behind my back all the time. I've cried so much because of the embarrassment, people's behavior toward me, and the loneliness that comes with it. I recently quit my job because I couldn't take it anymore. I've become socially isolated, and rarely speak to people except for a few friends at work. I'm still finding ways to cope with this. I feel so much better sending this message. I know I'm not alone, and this forum proves it. Thank you
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Question posted by Jo
By the end of the day my right arm pit stinks and my left is normal. I am not excessively sweating. I sit at a desk all day and am not a particularly sweating person. I am concerned that my stinky armpit is being caused by an underlining health issue. Should I be concerned? What can I do to combat this odor?
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Question posted by Scott
Hi Chris, what do you think about the idea of using UV light radiation as a way to sterilize the armpit before performing a biome transplant, instead of just washing? Perhaps this would yield better results for your non-related transplant attempts.
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Question posted by Addy
Dear dr. Armpit, in our youth we lived on a farm with our grandparents. The farm is still there, situated between dikes and ditches. There used to be "stoepjes"' in the river and in a ditch near the house; ( I am at loss for the English equivalent). This stoepje near the water was designed for washing. So, when our grandfather went to town, he would kneel on the "stoepje" and open the buttons of his shirt ( "boezeroen"); then would wash his hands in the water of this ditch, and splash his face with water that he scooped from the ditch with both 'washed' hands. There was no soap involved. This same ditch got its water from the river Rhine, flowing down from the Alps, passing through several countries, over a hundreds of miles, traversing Germany, entering the Netherlands and flowing another few hundred miles to the coast where we live nearby. There was a kitchen with flowing tapwater,but only cold. We used to wash our hands there about once a day, before eating. As our father was a farmer he washed his hands before each meal. Bathing, using soap and water, was a Saturday chore. First the water had to be heated, so it was quite a project and no real bath was involved. This was considered a great luxury. We only used a bucket halfway filled with cold water, and adding hot water from a small kettle. Then using a washcloth and soap, we would stand naked and shivering, working fast to be covered again. I do not remember any smelly armpits, except in the summertime when my father was working very hard to get the hay in the barn in time ( before it would rain again).
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Question posted by Kate
Hi Dr. Armpit! Upon your advice, I applied the antibiotic cream Neosporin to my armpits for a week and didn't wash them for a few days with no success. Although it did work upon immediate application, the smell returned within 30 minutes to 1 hour. The red rash under my arm did slightly lighten up, but the onion like odor is still present. Could the negative gram bacteria still be dominant? Was applying Neosporin not correct? What did I do wrong? Could it possibly be a yeast infection, or definitely the negative gram bacteria? Which bacterial strain specifically? E Coli? Should I use a stronger antibiotic? I'm still hesitant to put strong stuff under my arms because of the lymph nodes location in such close proximity. Like I said, the Neosporin worked for a little time and then the stench came back. I have also noticed that my lymph node is slightly inflamed. What should I do now that the antibiotic cream hasn't worked? Thank you for your patience and time, Kate
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Question posted by Colby
For the past month my armpit has begun to get tender and has a non stop smell even when I take a shower. What can I do to stop this?
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Question posted by Uruguayo
Hola, lamentablemente sufro de este mal, eh visto su presentacion en TED y nace una luz de esperanza, que hay alguien que esta investigando al respecto, muchisimas gracias. Eh intentado todo, desodorantes,antitraspirantes(cloruro de aluminimo al 20% en las noches),bicarbonato,limon,homeopatia,antisepticos,antifungicidicos, hasta incluso hice un ayuno de 21 dias a base de agua para desintoxicar mi organismo con la esperanza que fuera la raiz de la enfermedad, pero sigo en la misma. Es un olor que se impregna en las remeras, porque cuando otros usan mis remeras estas no desprenden el mal olor siendo que las bacterias se alojan alli?
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