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What is the best exercise to get rid of underarm flab and fat?

What is the best exercise to get rid of underarm flab and fat?

Upper body core: Focus on upper body core exercises that work the back of the arm muscles (triceps and latissimus dorsi and posterior deltoid) as well as the postural muscles (rhomboids, trapezius). ...Read more

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My baby is now 1 year old and i still have armpit fat. How long does it take to reduce?. Can exercise reduce the armpit fat?

My baby is now 1 year old and i still have armpit fat. How long does it take to reduce?. Can exercise reduce the armpit fat?

Depends: Your armpit fat may be accessory breast tissue. Are you still breast feeding? If you are, the tissue under the arm will stay enlarged along with the normal breast tissue as long as you're breast feeding. Once you stop breast feeding, the normal lactating breast tissue will decrease in size as well as the accessory tissue under the arm. Ask your ob/gyn to take a look. ...Read more

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I'm a pretty skinny guy, i weight 135 lbs and i'm 5' 8" but i can't seem to get rid of armpit fat (baby fat?). I exercise a lot too! any suggestions?

I'm a pretty skinny guy, i weight 135 lbs and i'm 5' 8" but i can't seem to get rid of armpit fat (baby fat?).  I exercise a lot too! any suggestions?

Cardio Mix: If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more

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Best way to prevent underarm wetness?

Best way to prevent underarm wetness?

Try a high strength: anti-perspirant such as Maxim, which is sold over the counter. Best of luck! ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of and prevent myself from getting underarm boils?

What is the best way to get rid of and prevent myself from getting underarm boils?

Depends on cause: Recurrent underarm "boils" may be related to the carriage of staph bacteria in the skin and should be treated with topical antistaph antibiotics. There are other confounding factors including diabetes, the diagnosis of hidradenitis suppurtiva etc. You should have this conditions evaluated by you dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are some exercises to rid armpit, underarm, lower back and back of the shoulder fats without aggravating a neck full of bulges? Toning as well.

What are some exercises to rid armpit, underarm, lower back and back of the shoulder fats without aggravating a neck full of bulges? Toning as well.

Kidding?: If any of us could answer that we would be billionaires. Don't you think? One cannot spot lose weight. Exercise, low carb eating, and specific exercises can help your whole body. But no one can lose weight in specific spots on their own. ...Read more

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I'd like to know what's the best natural remedy to lighten my underarm skin?

I'd like to know what's the best natural remedy to lighten my underarm skin?

Acanthosis nigricans: You might suffer from it, skin that is velvety and pigmented sometimes associated with diabetes and obesity. There is no, treatment yet. ...Read more

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Underarm swollen sweat glands: what are the best means by which to prevent them & to treat them if they occur? What type of dr treats them?

Underarm swollen sweat glands:  what are the best means by which to prevent them & to treat them if they occur?   What type of dr treats them?

Start w/ PCP: There are some different considerations here, so i'd get an eval by your primary care doc so s/he can point you in the right direction if more eval/tx needed. Sometimes this is an infectious type process, but if the "swollen sweat glands" are actually lymph nodes you'll need more eval. ...Read more

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