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A 29-year-old male asked:

Is it better to not use antiperspirants so your sweat just flows out? maybe sweating is better for the body? problem is it makes my armpits smell.

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Dr. Lori Lange
Specializes in Family Medicine
Deodarant: Switch to a deodarant. Antiperspirants stop sweating and deodarants just mask the smell. If you need help see the pharmacist and they can pick a better product for you to use.
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