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A 16-year-old female asked:

If waxing your armpit reduce body odor?

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Dr. Troy Ross
Occupational Medicine 24 years experience
No: Body odor is a combination oils produced by your skin and bacteria that live on your skin. You can make things better by eating healthier food , less sugar/starch and stay away from food cooked high temperature oils. The other thing to try is using a salt based deodorant.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

Will shaving my armpit hair reduce body odor?

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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
It might: Armpit hairs can slow down sweat evaporation and trap oils and smells. But even if you shave closely, if you don't keep the armpit clean, you can have an odor. Some people also need a deodorant or antiperspirant to keep odors down. I personally think some odor is natural and that we tend to get overly concerned here in the usa.
A 41-year-old female asked:

Can body odor in armpit be cured?

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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Specializes in Endocrinology
Control: Can't be cured but controlled: good hygiene, deodorant, antiperspirant... Some foods will also change the odor of your sweat.

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Last updated Jun 5, 2018

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