I am a 25 year old female who has been struggling with embarrassing armpit odor for a couple years with no improvement, in fact the problem almost seems to be getting worse. The smell is similar to a stinky onion, and it seems to only come from the armpit area and not from the other areas that I sweat like under my breasts or back. I have noticed that I also seem to have a higher normal body temperature and sweat more. I shower daily, and also scrub my armpits and change my shirt 1 or 2 times a day additionally. I scrub my armpits so much that I often rub them raw and often get rashes because of it. The smell is sometimes present even right after showers but always returns within a couple of hours. I have used a variety of antibacterial soap, and the strongest male clinical deodorants that I could find. At first they seem to be slightly effective, but gradually use their effectiveness as time goes on. I was wondering if you have found any solutions or treatments that are somewhat effective?
Hi Elizabeth, an oniony body odor is linked to something in your diet. Try fasting, changing things in your diet, omitting certain ingredients and then gradually taking them up again to see if it comes back or becomes worse. Maybe it’s dairy? Maybe it’s gluten? Difficult to say, but there is something that is triggering this. Best, Chris
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