Surgery for axillary osmidrosis

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Anonymous asked 11 months ago

Hello, Has anyone tried surgical methods to remove odor causing apocrine glands? Thanks, Penny

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drarmpit answered 1 month ago

Surgical removal of underarm glands will lead to a reduced sweat precipitation. But it is practically impossible to remove them all. Part of the precursors can also originate from other sources than apocrine sweat glands. It is a complex problem. So there is no guarantee of resolving the malodorous problem. In my eyes, the cause of the problem is still the bacteria – and not the sweat glands. But some dermatologists would disagree with me. Best, Chris