I had arthroscopic surgery on my right shoulder 10 days ago 3 incisions on the top and one under the arm (armpit area) Now I have this body oder that I can smell even right after I shower. I am one who does not use deodorant as I have no oder and never have. My left side is fine as it always was.What is causing this and will I go back to normal.
Hey, it is possible that another bacterial equilibrium was imposed under your right arm after the hospital stay. This often occurs and is due to the antibacterial and antibiotic usage before surgery. It creates a ‘blank space’ for the bacteria, whereafter other bacteria (or low-abundant bacteria) can ‘take the lead’ and occupy the skin niche. It often restores to the original situation, although that often never happens as well. It may sound weird, but try not to overwash that armpit, so that the bacteria can have the time to recover. Maybe the ‘good’ ones can conquer the ‘bad’ ones again. Best, Chris
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