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i'm 16 and my armpit hair and pubes smell bad sometimes, but why just these areas?

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Dr. Joseph Bark
Dermatology 49 years experience
Smelly pits/pubis: B.O. Is accompanied by a thick type of sebum and called apocrine sweat. This type of sweat often harbors gram-positive bacteria which are the real smell causers in human sweat and skin odor. If you use a topical prescription antibiotic like Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t solution, you may be able to get rid of these quite nicely. It is also helpful to talk to a dermatologist, of course.

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