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A 19-year-old female asked:

armpit smells without sweating and with deodorant/antisperant applied. how is that possible ?

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Dr. Sonja Shanley
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Normal: This is normal. Try switching deodorant as this sometimes helps. Try "clinical strength" products. Also realize that everyone has an odor & it's only our culture that makes this a "problem". There are lots of pheromones in sweat that actually are shown to be attractive to the opposite sex. Do not overreact and douse yourself with perfume. Good luck!

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