I have Done a Lot of online research on body odor. However the information is all about masking the issue. I came across to your research and I hope you can overcome this embarrising problem of Humankind. Although it is logical that the problem has to to with the outer layer of the armpit ,The reason that the transplantation worked only for three days could be the bacterial colonies throughout the body as well. Maybe a bacterial transplantation thoughout the body as well as the armpit may be of help to try on people including myself. I am also curious about the reason for the body odor could it be a determination of the healthstage of the person or is it just about the immunity of the organ skin? If so, what helps the organ skin become more immune to substances bacteria and microbes. These are all theories I hope you take into consideration. I hope you success on your further investigation.
Hey Nick, interesting questions you ask there, thank you. Is it related with the skin immune response? Good question, but I would say: not necessarily. The malodorous causing bacteria are generally also skin commensal bacteria (they are not seen as pathogenic bacteria). They can live in and in our skin tissue in perfect harmony, without a reaction from our skin immunity. The thing is that you can have 10 000 000 bacteria per cm² at all times on/in your skin. Importantly, also a lot of bacteria reside in your skin: the sweat glands, epidermis, dermis and even the adipose tissue (Nakatsuyi et al, 2013). Even if you wash yourself very good, still, bacteria are there. We need to take this into account when trying the bacterial transplant. Bacteria can come from other skin body sites, but more importantly, they will return from within your skin. This was also seen in research by Zeeuwen et al, 2012. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Best, Chris
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