So I’ve had a few issues with cysts in areas of armpit and crease of upper thigh. From a very young age I’ve had to shave both areas for my dancing due to revealing bodysuits. I also have horrible allergies and my allergist said I do carry a bacteria that cause increased growth of yeast. I’ve noticed of late that my right armpit smells very metallic whereas my left has little to no odor? I’m wondering the reasoning? I have stopped deodorants of any kind because cysts develop when I have used them. I’ve tried several all natural types with same result. Itch redness and oozing cysts. What type doctor would I need to see for this? I do still have loads of ingrown hairs in the crease of thigh and have had to stop shaving both areas all together. Even with no shavings and no deodorant I’m still having ingrown hairs and cyst like growths that come and go.
Hi, thank you for sharing. Ingrowing hairs are no fun. The cysts and bumps under the skin are likely due to Staphylococcus aureus; a nasty pathogen which is very common on our Western skin. It can take over the skin microbiome when other bacteria are decreased. They also take over when the skin barrier is impeded. There are topical antibiotics to locally use on the cysts. Please also consult a doctor who can help you diagnose. The odor differences between left and right are very common – and it is due to a difference in underarm microbiome. About half of the people we analyzed showed a small (or bigger) difference in underarm microbiome between left and right. This can give odor differences. Hope this helps! Best, Chris
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