Only one arm has chronic body odor (new phenomenon these past 4 months)

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Anonymous asked 7 years ago
So I’ve always been a sweaty gal, but the sweat has generally been close to odorless. As of a few months ago, my right armpit started getting very stinky. Not only that, but the smell doesn’t scrub away with soap like on the other side when I sweat. I can literally come out of the shower and there is still a lingering smell. What is going on???
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drarmpit answered 7 years ago
Hey, this is a typical phenomenon of axillary osmidrosis. Even after showering, the malodor is still there. That is because there are malodor causing bacteria inside your skin/sweat glands. Soap cannot wash away the bacteria inside your skin. The transformation of apocrine sweat already starts inside the sweat glands and around the hair roots, where lots of bacteria are present.