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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: There is a 'pop' claim that mainstream deodorants and antiperspirants cause cancer, alzheimer's, and everything else, and that you need to use some 'n ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
At your own risk man: There is a 'pop' claim that mainstream deodorants and antiperspirants cause cancer, alzheimer's, and everything else, and that you need to use some 'n ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Don't try it: Taking zinc tablets isn't going to make your armpits smell any better. Your job is at risk if you stink, and they will fire you without telling you wh ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Do others notice?: Is it "fishy"? Certain genetic conditions can cause this. You should see a doctor if you have not already. You're doing all the right things alread ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
51 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Poor hygiene: Excess sweating. Eating highly seasoned foods like garlic, not bathing frequently, having skin infections, certain body secretions, incontinence - all ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julio Pajaro
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Diet change: I assume you are using a good deodorant soap. That said. Most of our body odor is due to the spices we have in our diet and the amount of meat we c ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
No: They can't as long as the water is clean and your towel isn't mildewed.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laura Webb
13 years experience Pediatrics
Younger than 7: For girls younger than 7 years and for boys younger than 8 having body odor or other signs of puberty may signify early puberty. Schedule a check up ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bark
49 years experience Dermatology
Bromhidrosis: The chief cause of body odor is a small bacterium which is said to be gram-positive. This bacterium grows in the axillary or arm pit regions of the bo ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Esther Carlin
51 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Excess sweating or l: Excess sweating or lack of regular bathing are common causes of a body odor. Soetimes things that one eats can also cause an odor like garlic. Some pe ... Read More

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