I RECENTLY STARTED A DETOX/GUT HEALTH REGIMINE AND I ALSO STARTED USING AN ALL NATURAL DEODORANT. TWO DAYS AGO, MY ARMS PITS STARTED SMELLING LIKE ONIONS. IS THIS A DETOXING SIGN? AND IF SO, DO YOU THINK IT'S THE DEODORANT OR FROM THE GUT REGIMINE? I'VE ONLY HAD THIS HAPPEN TO ME ONCE BEFORE WHEN I WAS USING MINERAL DROPS IN MY WATER (WHICH I NO LONGER DO). I HAVEN'T HAD ANY OTHER DETOX SIGNS AND WAS CURIOUS IF THIS IS ONE I'VE NEVER HEARD OF. I GOOGLED IT AND ALL I SEE IS 'COULD BE A SIGN OF ORGAN FAILURE' WHICH I JUST CAN'T SEE IT BEING THAT FOR ME. PLEASE HELP & THANKS IN ADVANCE.
Hi, thanks for checking here. An oniony odor in the armpit is due to bacterial breakdown from Staphylococcus hominis. It is very common, especially with females, and in large abundances, it can release sulphurous molecules that become volatile and have a specific oniony malodor. The organ failure is unlikely though. Changing the diet and changing deodorant alone can definitely cause the bacterial changes in the underarm. So I would attribute those two things to the altered underarm odor. Best, Chris
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