why do my armpits smell suddenly lately?

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Anonymous asked 7 years ago
lately my armpits suddenly smell bad, the smell is not that strong but im sure anyone could smell it. Before my armpits did not smell as fast as now, im a teenager, 17, but i think the hormonal changes in my armpit should be over by now... tell me what you know, thanks.
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drarmpit answered 7 years ago
Hi Patrice, with puberty the body is going through hormonal changes. It leads towards the activation of the apocrine sweat glands. They are only present in the armpits, nipples, anogenital area, ear canal and eyebrows. Because of the high load of bacteria in the armpit, an odour can emanate. The underarm microbiome mainly comes from your family and can undergo changes over time. I'm sure that not anyone can smell it. Your nose is right above your torso, so it's normal that you can smell something. Best, Chris