I’m really glad I found your page, I’ve been suffering from onion body odor in the armpits for so long. But for a year now I noticed that my nipples and vagina taste like onions too it leaves a really pungent after taste in the mouth and it’s really really embarrassing ( it tastes exactly what the armpits smell like if that makes sense). I’ve searched online and found out a lot of women are suffering from this too and can’t find any answers online. Everything the doctors and gynecologists say does not make sense I’m really tired of doctors asking me and other women if we eat alot of onions. I tried probiotics, liquid chlorophyll I even did the miradry treatment in my underarms I thought it could be related to the breasts but that didn’t help reduce the taste. Please help, please factor this in your research there are 0 medical answers to this condition and it’s really embarrassing to talk about.
There are indeed 0 medical answers to this. You got that right. It is nonetheless a frequent question I receive. There is some research going into the oniony body odor pathway, and there were a number of papers published on this topic:
- Bawdon et al (2015). Identification of axillary Staphylococcus sp. involved in the production of the malodorous thioalcohol 3-methyl-3-sufanylhexan-1-ol: https://academic.oup.com/femsle/article/362/16/fnv111/558026
- Minhas et al (2018). Structural basis of malodour precursor transport in the human axilla: https://elifesciences.org/articles/34995
- Rudden et al (2020). The molecular basis of thioalcohol production in human body odour: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-68860-z
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