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A 16-year-old male asked:

why do i sweat from my butt a lot this has never happen before it seems to give a really bad odor please help!

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Hormones: And humidity. I see you are from la. Make sure you use a deodorizing soap on your buttocks, but avoid the strong soap around the rectum or it can get itchy. Wear cotton absorbant underwear as that will help. If push comes to shove you can try using cornstarch on your butt to absorb the sweat too.
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Try antiperspirant: Certain-dri pads are easy to use & available otc. See your dr about constipation. Clean your anal skin several times a day with toilet paper or kleenex and cream such as aveeno (oatmeal) or eucerin.

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Last updated Sep 1, 2013

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