Thank you. And deodorant vs antiperspirant question.

Q&ACategory: QuestionsThank you. And deodorant vs antiperspirant question.
T asked 3 months ago
I have just come across this page and want to say thank you for dedicating so much time to this. I have already learnt a lot just from your articles. I have suffered from hyperhydrosis for 15+ years..and subsequently bromhidrosis. It basically runs my life. Everything I do revolves around avoiding getting too close to people, uncomfortable situations, and sweating unnecessarily. It is incredibly difficult to make new friends, and requires me to latch onto to the ones I do have for a fear of loneliness. I\’m glad to see that you understand the severity of this problem and are working so hard to remedy it.
 
Recently my groin area has started to sweat more so I started to apply antiperspirant to the \’creases\’. I\’ve always had malodor there, but now the odor in that area has become unbearable even with light exercise/sweating. From reading this I guess overuse of antiperspirant is to blame. It is so ironic that the only proven thing to help with malodor… is also the thing making everything worse. I will now (try to) refrain from using it, try to endure the embarrassment and hope that a healthy biome is restored.
From reading your replies and articles.. is it generally accepted that plain deodorant is less harmful to the overall bacteria than antiperspirant? Can simply switching to deodorant or a natural deodorant restore a better biome or is stopping altogether required?
I am dreading this upcoming summer as temperatures are increasing every year. I will continue to stay updated here and hope for a solution for everyone suffering with this.