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How can I eliminate bad armpit odor?

How can I eliminate bad armpit odor?

Cheap, nontoxic: Use arm and hammer baking soda as an under arm powder. It is powerful cheap effective and not irritating. Commercial antiperspirants depend on aluminum chloride which may be toxic and very irritating. Also body odor decreases markedly when you go on a vegan diet. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Body Odor (Definition)

Body odor is a symptom in which a person has a strong, undesirable odor usually coming from the mixture of sweat, bodily oils, bodily chemicals, and skin bacteria in the warmer, moist parts of the body. Babies and young children should have little or no body odor ...Read more


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How can I eliminate bad armpit odor? It is strong before my period comes. Then is the same smelling. Thanks

How can I eliminate bad armpit odor? It is strong before my period comes. Then is the same smelling. Thanks

Underarm Odor: Not many people know this, but perspiration by itself has no odor at all. Underarm odor is caused by bacteria and their excrement as they breakdown perspiration. Sweatblock is strong enough to keep you dry and specifically formulated to keep you comfortable by reducing irritation and itch. The unique sweatblock application method makes it even more effective. The product is sold at walmart. ...Read more

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Its been 29 years been dealing with my bad odor armpit. I am very conscious even at ny workplace. Pls help me what to do?

Its been 29 years been dealing with my bad odor armpit. I am very conscious even at ny workplace. Pls help me what to do?

See antiperspirant: If odor persists try selective elimination of items from diet such as onions, cabbages. If this does not stop the problem have your doctor recommend testing for internal causes. ...Read more

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What causes body odor under one armpit, very strong odor on left armpithat causes bad body odor under one armpit?

Bacteria: Body odor has to do with the way bacteria on your skin metabolizes sweat. Sometimes eating onions and garlic make it worse also. See your dermatologist to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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What can I do if my armpits smell really bad. I don't know why, is it just body odor i can't get rid of?

What can I do if my armpits smell really bad. I don't know why, is it just body odor i can't get rid of?

Cleanse: Body odor is caused by perspiration and bacteria which are plentiful all over the body surface but grow excessively in moist closed spaces. Cleansing and antiperspirants will help the problem. ...Read more

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I've had a body odor problem since my early teens every year it gets worse now I'm 26 and I have bad BO. My feet, armpits, groin, and feet all sweat and smell so bad even after a bath. Please help?

I've had a body odor problem since my early teens every year it gets worse now I'm 26 and I have bad BO. My feet, armpits, groin, and feet all sweat and smell so bad even after a bath. Please help?

Body odor: Body odor is very much affected by our diet. Medications and stress can also change it. Staying well hydrated with pure water. eating a 'clean' diet (avoid fast foods, pre-packaged products, preservatives, excessive red meat) and regularly exercising will help reduce unnatural body odor. ...Read more

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I've a lump in armpit for 3 months, went to my doctor, had ultra sound, . Not a lymph node. Now it stinks, bad body odor. What could it be?

Epidermoid cyst: It is most likely a cyst that has ruptured. These have a wall that needs to be removed or the lesion will continue to recur even if it is drained. ...Read more

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Can body odor in armpit be cured?

Control: Can't be cured but controlled: good hygiene, deodorant, antiperspirant... Some foods will also change the odor of your sweat. ...Read more

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What may be the youngest age a child starts to have some armpit odor?

What may be the youngest age a child starts to have some armpit odor?

Andrenarche: Sometimes you will detect a change in the normal sweat/stink profile of your kid as early as 6. This happens when the adrenal glands start increasing some of their hormones at higher levels. It occurs separately from true puberty.If you see any growth acceleration, or other signs that would suggest early puberty,have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Axilla (Definition)

Area of human body directly under the joint where the shoulder connects to the arm. It contains axillary vessels, brachial nerve plexus, lymph nodes & vessels, axillary ...Read more