How do you know if the stinky armpit smell comes from you?

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Anonymous asked 9 years ago
In one day, my thoughts would mostly be, "Do I smell?" and "Do I need to re-spray perfume?" (for the nth time for the day). I can feel that my social life is really affected with this problem of mine (e.g not attending in parties I've been invited to, not being able to speak in front of many people, and many more). How do I know if I give off that stinky smell? I smell nothing on my clothes right after I change but there are really times when I smell something coming from the insides of my clothing.
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drarmpit answered 9 years ago
Dear, we distinguish two kinds of body odor: the primary body odor, coming from the armpit skin itself; and the secondary body odor, coming from the clothes worn next to the armpit skin. The clothes absorb the sweat which is nutrition for its bacteria. The bacterial content on the clothes is different from that on/in the armpit skin. It is perfectly possible that your clothes smell bad, but not your armpits. This is due to the fact that some bacteria can grow very well on the clothing textiles, and not on the armpit skin. Best, Chris