can smelly armpit self-correct when stop using all deodorants? i would like to stop using anything to see if the smell will go away by itself. can bacteria be transferred from one armpit to the other due to deodorant? can bacteria live on deodorant? can bacteria transfer to new person via shared deodorant or clothes? washing armpit does nothing. no matter how long or what soap. i smell worse sometimes. i don't dry them w/ towels anymore b/c they stink up the towel and multiply. the best solution to rid smell out of shirts is boiling them in water on stove for about 10 minutes. kills bacteria. i made deo using straight apple cider vinegar. it worked for a while, but bacteria got hip to the game and now seem to just have a party when i use the vinegar. i will gladly participate in research as someone to study as well as share what i've learned so far. thank you! cm @^_^@
Hey, to answer your questions: Can smelly armpit self-correct? This is possible but only in rare cases. If no cosmetics are applied and the armpits are no longer being washed, you leave it up to the microbiome to 'battle themselves'. The strongest ones will survive, and some low-abundant ones will be outcompeted. Definitely worth the try. Can bacteria be transferred from one armpit to the other due to deodorant? Most probably not. Deodorants usually contain antibacterial compounds, where bacteria cannot survive. By rapidly applying a roll-on deo in the left and right armpit, then maybe... Can bacteria live in a deodorant? Short answer: no. Can bacteria transfer to new person via shared deodorant or clothes? Via shared clothes: yes. Microbiota transfer from the skin to the clothes where certain bacteria can grow out to abundant quantities. The clothes can, as such, develop their 'own' microbiome.
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