Dear Dr. Armpit, I’ve struggled with armpit odor since puberty and I was recently diagnosed with hypothyroidism and I have an overgrowth of armpit bacteria (all my clothes smell after I wear them once or twice) – I was wondering if there is a link?
Dear, I am not aware of a link between the two. Concerning the overgrowth of armpit bacteria: I would not call it overgrowth of armpit bacteria. Rather, there are specific bacteria that transfer to your clothing and can increase in abundance and cause typical malodour. It is a frequently encountered problem for which the industry is looking into solving this. Best, Chris
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