observation: relationship between blocked back and smelly armpit

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Anonymous asked 9 years ago
Hi, Perhaps a small observation that I made over the years. Let me start by noting that I have crohn's disease (under control, only taking curcuma). This often causes blockages in my back and neck. Interestingly enough, this produces a stronger smell under 1 armpit (the side that is in trouble). In fact, these days, I use a smelly armpit as an early indicator that something is stuck in the back or neck. I can 'unblock' this myself, which takes away the stronger smell almost immediately. I don't know what the relationship is between the 2, it could be as simple as 'extra tension in the muscles' caused by the blockage, which produces more sweat (pure guess). Anyway, you probably already know this, but nerveless, I thought it would be interesting to share. Cheers, Jan. Contact: jan.bogaerts@telenet.be
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drarmpit answered 9 years ago
Hey Jan, thanks for sharing. Maybe the blockage indeed causes more sweat, and maybe more apocrine sweat secretions (which leads to more malodor, when the right bacteria are present). For about half of the people we have screened, we saw microbial differences between left and right armpit, so that can also be of influence. Best, Chris