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Anonymous asked 9 years ago
Hello Dr. Armpit, I am looking to participate in your study of body odor. My situation is very unique and Im hoping i can be of help. I always had hyperhydrosis when I was younger, immense sweating, however little body odor, not enough to where it was getting in the way of my life. In 2004 I tried botox to alleviate the sweating. What happened was that all my sweating ceased...I went from 100% sweating, to very little maybe 10% problem. However what developed was a massive body odor problem. So strong that no deodorant could control, and enough to where as i walk by people, people begin to massively cough and sneeze. I have been approached numerous times about how strong the odor is. My dermatologist said that possibly my sweat washed away the bacteria, but with the botox leaving me without any sweat, the body odor was stronger than before. Unfortunately the effects of botox never reversed, and I have a permanent paralysis of the nerves....Sweating is no longer my problem, but body odor is. Deoderant does not cover up the smell, and seems to make people cough more with it on. I was hoping to find another solution which would kill the bacteria right from the start and not mask it. Would your solution work on me? could I try it here in America? Thank you for looking into a problem which no doctor I ever went to even cared about. This problem has ruined every aspect of my life and left me severely depressed as I don't even leave my house anymore. Thanks
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drarmpit answered 9 years ago
Dear Mike, thanks for your comment. I understand your situation. Know that you are not alone, and know that there a worse things in life than a bad smell. We are fully working on it (research takes time you know...). Don't let it get in your head (I know, easier said than done). You will hear more about it in near future. Best, Chris