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Question posted by LalaLand
Has anyone tried spironolactone?
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Question posted by Rochelle
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Question posted by Mike
Dr. Armpit is there any truth to this? https://patents.google.com/patent/CN1156030A/en
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Question posted by Maca
Hi, my son is 3 years old and if we don’t put deodorant on him his armpits will get really smelly - like an adult. He wears cotton clothes and I change and wash his clothes daily. We don’t eat foot with spices or too much garlic / onion. We took him to the Dr who sent a urine test and all results were ok. We have tried both baking soda and a natural deodorant and both work well but without this, the smell comes back. Is there something we can do? It’s obviously not ideal for a 3 year old to have to use deodorant.
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Question posted by Penelope
Dear Dr I am 71 years old and have had sweaty and smelly feet for decades. Is this problem similar to smelly armpits? Is there anything I can do about this? I do wish you could help me!
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Question posted by Peterall
Does a shaved armpit effect the body odour production? Peter.allmand@optusnet.com.au Adelaide Australia
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Question posted by A Maker and User
Hi, I make natural deodorants in Tasmania, a small island off the south of Australia. They work! And i'm wondering how to explain the science of how they work better than the standard explanations like 'they neutralise odor causing bacteria' etc Do the active ingredients in natural deodorants (which may include coconut oil, shea butter, sodium bicarbonate, magnesium hydroxide, essential oils etc) actually kill the bacteria? How does the relative alkalinity/acidity of the axilla effect BO? Here's my website if you're interested and i'll send you some if you'd like to put it to the test :-) www.myshayorganics.com I read Mark Smith's article about your research in The Australian magazine and i found it fascinating! Your new fan, Tara Tiefholz Founder @ My Shay
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Question posted by Snort
I am now using natural remedies. I’ve found lemons, ( sliced thinly ), to be an effective antiperspirant and deodorant. Why is this so?
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Question posted by roberto
im so gay that my armpits are gay nad i was wondering if you can help me with that.
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Question posted by Person
Hi, you said that men tend to have more Corynebacteria because they have thicker skin and sweat more fatty substances. Why do they sweat more fatty substances? Does it have a purpose or is it just, like, an evolutionary side-effect of something, like appendixes or wonky teeth or something? Also, in science class one time, we grew samples from bacterial swabs collected from our hands. Everyone had different bacterial colonies/fungi with different colours etc., but my petri dish had nothing except for these little pale greyish-yellow dots (I googled them and I think they might be Staphylococcus; they looked like this: https://proxy.duckduckgo.com/iu/?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bacteriainphotos.com%2Fphoto%2520gallery%2Fstaph%2520aureus%2520pigment.jpg&f=1). Anyway, at the time I washed my hands a LOT every day, probably more than was healthy, so I was wondering, would that have been the reason my microbiome on my hand had so little diversity? Thank you!
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Question posted by Gabe
In Australia, Ti Tree Oil will kill staphlococus aureous. I t may be useful for dealing with unwanted bacteria causing armpit odour. Alternately, there may be some other agent which has antibacterial benefits.
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Question posted by Lodot
Hello doctor, you have said that if you have no armpit odour you should stop using deodorant in case it changes your smell. Can I still use anti-perspirant without deodorant (if there is such a thing) or would that change things too?
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Question posted by Mannie
Hi Dr Armpit! i have read that magnesium is good for BO is this true? thanks
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Question posted by Oops
Wow the comment about boric acid really hits home...I’ve suffered from really bad issues down there and as soon as I started using boric acid suppositories I was cured. I still use them from time to time. My armpits still give me problems it’s super embarrassing but I reapply deodorant when I’m out ( thankfully I work from home). I wonder if it’s a hormonal issue...doctors have been useless thus far.
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Question posted by Guts berserk
https://patents.google.com/patent/CN1156030A/en
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Question posted by sad
hey guys Can you give me link to see Boric acid soap that you have bought, please? i am very sad because i have odor armpit in many years
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Question posted by Gabriella
When I was placed on hormone tablets to block progesterone my left armpit started to smell awful.id didn’t matter how much I washed I couldn’t get the stench away until about a month after I stopped the tablets and my hormones seemed to be back to normal. According to the tablets there was a very high increase of breast cancer risk with those tablets and my left breast has always been a bit dodgy. Is there a link with armpit smell and early breastcancer?
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Question posted by Mannie
Hi Dr Armpit, I am 29 years old FEMALE and Im suffering from a bad odor in my UA. I can't help it, I even did a botox to stop the sweat which I thought thats the reason why I got this odor, but even though I had it last December its still the same. My derma told me to use a fucidic acid but theres no effect, then she prescribed a hydrogen peroxide and anti fungal cream to apply at night but my underarm still stinks. I badly needed a help to overcome this dilemma and find a solution. Its shameful and im losing my confidence as well. Hope you could help me Dr. Thank you
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