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How can I get rid of my underarm odor

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Use deodorant: If you find a cure please email and we will go into business together. This is a basic hygiene problem my friend. Shower, shave, use deodorant. On sp ... Read More

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Natural deodorant: For persons with sensitivity to their underarm deodorant, i often recommend the "crystal" available at most pharmacies. It is an alum mineral salt and ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Meth odor: Go back to basics; Abstain !
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Wash frequently: and use deodorant.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Under arm wetness: most likely from the heat down in NC. So need to wait till fall. Some deodorants may help.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Lots of ways: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine ( ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Vaginal odor: Consult a gynecologist for exam & to rule out infection!
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
You can't: Everyone will have a smell but we don't want it to be overpowering. Pay attention to hygiene- wash clothes, body, hair often and brush teeth. Use a ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your gyn: You need an exam and culture so you get the proper txment and so you don't take something that could make it worse.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Keller
39 years experience Emergency Medicine
No antiperspirants: Most common cause is using antiperspirant which irritates and clogged the pores. Could also be yeast infection so check your blood sugar.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
32 years experience Family Medicine
Clean up Diet: Eliminate sugars, carbohydrates from your diet. Eat organic fruits and vegetables and reduce meat intake. Take a supplement with large quantities of ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
See dr: It need professional tat men, antibiotics and maybe even more. Not much you can do at home. You can try soaking in domeboro
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Sunburn: Aloe vera) can v redness, pain, itching ; swelling from burns. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial ; antifungal qualities. It speeds b ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Stop excess perspire: Controlling excess perspiration is a good start. Wearing socks that absorb moisture and letting feet air out whenever possible. A small amount of powd ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Haley
22 years experience Dermatology
2 choices: Stop shaving or laser hair removal are the best choices. I have seen many topicals work so so and the above recommendations are more permanent resolu ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jenny Sung
23 years experience Pediatrics
Antibiotics: Impetigo can be treated with topical or oral antibiotics. Have a doctor check the infection and prescribe the proper treatment.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Frydman
46 years experience Podiatry
Corn starch: Put corn strach into your shoes and on your inserts, it will absorb the moisture and get rid of the smell.Clean them off before wearing.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get eval: Malodorous vagina isn't normal. Take care
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katherine Caldwell
16 years experience General Practice
Folliculitis: They might be "folliculitis" from shaving or hair removal in general. That means irritation of the hair follicles. Bacteria make their way into the s ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Over the counter: There are several over the counter anti-fungal meds.Ask your pharmacist for help choosing one.If it doesn't respond ...See your doctor.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Veena Govila
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Yeast inf: Yeast inf is treatable. Eat yogurt. And get femstat (butoconazole) cream. Usually people get with antibiotics. Immunocompromised states or diabetics. ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Smith
17 years experience Family Medicine
Pluck it: Usually these can simply be plucked out. If not, or of it has become seriously infected, see your doctor for antibiotics and further treatment.
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