after surgery

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Anonymous asked 3 years ago
after haveing surgery on my left shoulder i have a very bad smelly armpit . Never had this smell before. The other arm smells “normal ” Is it an idea to put my shirt on reverse so the good bacteria come in the bad armpit ?
1 Answers
drarmpit answered 3 years ago
Hi druppel303, yes, this is something I have heard before. A surgery can be an onset for malodor, typically because of the use of strong antibacterials on the skin that messes up the skin microbiome. It can be an idea to reverse your tshirt so the good bacteria can access the malodorous armpit, but it is no guarantee on success unfortunately. Best, Chris