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A 38-year-old female asked:

Why is that some people get strong armpit body odor and some don't ve any bo ? any way to clear this issue permanently to clear dependency of deodran

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Dr. Brad Eilerman
Endocrinology 21 years experience
Not really: Body odor is driven largely by the secretion of the apocrine glands which are metabolized by bacteria on the skin. Apocrine glands are hormonally responsive. Other than artificially blocking otherwise useful hormones, there is unlikely to be a permanent reduction in body odor.

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