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A 22-year-old female asked:

I have social anxiety & get armpit odor from it. what can i do about the odor cuz when i sweat it smells. i've tried many antiperspirants don't work.

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 75 years experience
Adrenalin: Secretion is the cause and this is released by a message from the brain where "stress" is appeciated. This stress response can be exaggerated by the nature of diet, especially sugar in all its forms. The odor comes from organisms on the skin and should be kept under control with normal hygiene.
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