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Anonymous asked 5 years ago
Anxiety make me smell worse or increasing my armpit odor
1 Answers
drarmpit answered 5 years ago
Hi, with anxiety the body produces adrenaline. Adrenaline has a stimulating effect on the apocrine sweat glands. They are the precursor for body odor. Inside the apocrine sweat glands, there are bacteria that already convert bigger molecules into smaller molecules. If that comes to the surface, that will smell. So with anxiety, bacterially converted apocrine sweat is secreted on the skin, which causes a sudden burst of malodor. Best, Chris