A 25-year-old female asked:
My underarm smells awful evrytime it sweats even though i use antibacterial soap and deodorant. help?
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Dr. Alfredo Garciaanswered
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Body odor: Underarm odor is caused by bacteria in the skin. To minimize profuse sweating, you not only have to use deodorant but also an antiperspirant (look for ammonium or aluminum) in the deodorant. If that fails, you can use drysol or Botox injections.
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