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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Extreme Body Odor Greasy Hair

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Would shaving your underarm hair reduce body odor?

Would shaving your underarm hair reduce body odor?

Body odor: I presume you are male.

No, shaving under arm will not reduce body odor.
Make sure you shower carefully and soap under your armpits. When you have dried off there is plenty of under arm products you can purchase at a pharmacy or major store. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Body Odor (Definition)

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Will shaving my armpit hair reduce body odor?

Will shaving my armpit hair reduce body odor?

It might: Armpit hairs can slow down sweat evaporation and trap oils and smells. But even if you shave closely, if you don't keep the armpit clean, you can have an odor. Some people also need a deodorant or antiperspirant to keep odors down. I personally think some odor is natural and that we tend to get overly concerned here in the usa. ...Read more

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Advice/tips/info about showers, hair, clothes, deodorant/body odor- gym hygiene etc. What machines should I use for first time members?

Advice/tips/info about showers, hair, clothes, deodorant/body odor- gym hygiene etc. What machines should I use for first time members?

Gym Shower Stalls: Consider every surface in the gym and on every piece of equipment as having some infectious disease. Therefore you should always dress for the part. This means that you should always wear at least a shirt and gym shorts never taking those off. When using the equipment make sure is it clean, and disinfected. Wear flops in the shower to prevent foot fungus, or shower with a small towel as a floor ma. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter has a little hair under her arm and gets body odor when she is sweaty is this a problem? Is there a deodorant she can use?

My 2 year old daughter has a little hair under her arm and gets body odor when she is sweaty is this a problem? Is there a deodorant she can use?

Have her seen by ped: Children should not have body odor or arm pit hair before puberty. This may be a congenital hormonal disease. There have been cases where breastfed children of mothers taking hormones may be absorbing these. Also, if any parent is using topically applied hormones, take care not to let child come in contact with area of application. Have child seen by a pediatrician or pediatric endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Sudden BAD body odor (underarm & vagina) & very oily/stringy/itchy hair. Started after switching from BC pill to IUD. Could they be related? Any tips?

Sudden BAD body odor (underarm & vagina) & very oily/stringy/itchy hair. Started after switching from BC pill to IUD. Could they be related? Any tips?

Yes: Yes, it might be related, especially if it is a hormaone containing IUD. Bathe with different antibacterial soap, lots of fruit in diet, and B vitamins with C may help ...Read more

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I've noticed my 4 yr old has been having grown-up body odor under her arms. I haven't noticed any growth spurt or pubic hair. Can I use deodorant?

Discuss with pediatr: It's unusual for a child to develop that musty "grown-up body odor" so young. While there may be nothing wrong, it still deserves a visit to the pediatrician. Physical examination and probably some blood work are in order. ...Read more

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My 4 yo daughter has underarm body odor like an adult would have. She shows no other abnormal signs-no hair, breast development. Is this a problem?

My 4 yo daughter has underarm body odor like an adult would have. She shows no other abnormal signs-no hair, breast development. Is this a problem?

This does happen: With children sometimes without any underlying reason or problem. However, I would recommend discussing this with her pediatrician, and having her examined by them also. They may suggest some laboratory testing to rule out a metabolic or endocrine problem, but they may also determine that it is not a problem and allow you to use a basic deodorant only product. ...Read more

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My 4 year old has underarm body odor and I've noticed pubic hair. We have a history of PCOS and Growth Hormone disorders in my family. Help!

My 4 year old has underarm body odor and I've noticed pubic hair. We have a history of PCOS and Growth Hormone disorders in my family. Help!

Premature: Your description fits with premature puberty. See her doctor and be referred to an endocrinologist. She requires investigations and likely medication. All the best. ...Read more

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Can a thyroid disease cause greasy hair?

Can a thyroid disease cause greasy hair?

No: Unless it's sweats, thyroid disease should not cause greasy hair. ...Read more

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Can dandruff or dry skin cause greasy hair?

Can dandruff or dry skin cause greasy hair?

Not really: Flaking/dandruff can be the result of oily skin, which irritates the skin and causes flaking. Common mistake to think flaking is from dry skin, but if greasy hair then not dry skin so shampoos daily foroily skin helpful. ...Read more

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Does a lot of shampoo cause greasy hair or too little of it? How can hair be washed everyday without becoming greasy?

Does a lot of shampoo cause greasy hair or too little of it? How can hair be washed everyday without becoming greasy?

Oily hair: If you have greasy hair, it is likely because you make alot of sebum and is not due to the shampoo. Shampoo strips oil from you hair and should be rinsed out thoroughly. You may be one of those people who needs to shampoo a few times a day. This is not uncommon when hitting puberty and is often seen associated with acne too.... ...Read more

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Can a thyroid disease cause oily greasy hair?

Can a thyroid disease cause oily greasy hair?

Thyroid: An underactive thyroid can cause very dry skin and hair but an overactive thyroid can cause oily hair and very smooth skin. Other symptoms of an overactive thyroid include diarrhea, or frequent stooling, loss of hair, rapid heart rate and even irregular heart beat. Check with your doctor and if you have any other symptoms they could run a thyroid test to evaluate. ...Read more

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What are the causes of greasy hair and dandruff? I have acne too. I never had greasy hair but now 24 hours after washing, it's greasy! Help!

What are the causes of greasy hair and dandruff? I have acne too. I never had greasy hair but now 24 hours after washing, it's greasy! Help!

Manage these: It's a mistake to try to figure out the cause either of dandruff / seborrheic dermatitis or of acne. Neither is related to diet, hygiene or lifestyle and you simply manage them until they go away on their own -- acne eventually will, dandruff maybe not. Pleas forgive me, but you need to know these are not your fault. Benzoyl peroxide for acne, selenium or another Rx for dandruff. ...Read more

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My sister is concerned because her newborn's (4 wks) head smells (loke body odor?). Ideas?

Scalp: Baby's scalp has lots of glands which produce sebum like material. Most of time the condition resolves only by simple cleaning and application of various creams. Head & shoulder can help. You need to rule out any fungal infection there. Get your baby checked by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a unexplained bad body odor that will not leave. My doctor says its in my head. Can I be imagining the disgusting reactions to the smell to?

I have a unexplained bad body odor that will not leave. My doctor says its in my head. Can I be imagining the disgusting reactions to the smell to?

Yes: It is possible to misread people's reactions to you; if you believe that you smell badly, you may misread other people's cues in the light of how you feel; you may have an obsessive compulsive trait and may need to see someone who has expertise in this area;. ...Read more

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Precocious puberty hi, we have an 8 1/2 yr old boy. We are noticing that his underarm hair is visibly darker and has visible upper lip hair. He is prone to developing body odour, though does not drink enough water and sweats easily. We raised the conce

Precocious puberty hi, we have an 8 1/2 yr old boy. We are noticing that his underarm hair is visibly darker and has visible upper lip hair. He is prone to developing body odour, though does not drink enough water and sweats easily. We raised the conce

Andrenarche: What you are describing all fits with the activities of the adrenal glands, which can become more active a couple years before puberty.Boys first sign of puberty is the change in their testis from peanut size to giant olive. Your info was cut off mid sentence... I see this in normal kids. If concerned get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more

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How can I cure greasy hair and dandruff using home remedies?

How can I cure greasy hair and dandruff using home remedies?

Shampoos are helpful: Dandruff (seborheic dermatitis) will usually clear with selsun blue or ketoconazole shampoo in 1-2 weeks if the case is mild. You may also find some success with salicylic acid or tar shampoos or a specific shampoo called dhs zinc. Sometimes it is more severe and will require more aggressive treatment. See your doctor or a dermatologist if the above is not helping after a couple weeks. ...Read more

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Tired of my greasy hair I don't know what to do anymore tried everything but it gets back to how it was after few times, 25yrs old female?

Tired of my greasy hair I don't know what to do anymore tried everything but it gets back to how it was after few times, 25yrs old female?

Examine diet: Chronic greasy hair can be due excessive consumption of starch and fat. It is often accompanied by greasy skin. Review our diet to see if there are changes you can make that will help improve your nutrition. See this website for good information : https://www. Aad. Org/stories-and-news/news-releases/d549a1fb-ef3d-4e17-bec6-2b4c977d33af ...Read more

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I have thin and greasy hair. Should I wash it everyday?

I have thin and greasy hair. Should I wash it everyday?

OK: Use conditioner rinse after. Do not part your hair on top. A short hair style will be best. ...Read more

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I have really greasy hair I take a shower monday morning and my hair looks greasy by monday night do u know why this happens?

I have really greasy hair I take a shower monday morning and my hair looks greasy by monday night do u know why this happens?

Change shampoo: You need to change to a shampoo such a t sal that contains salicylic acid and leave in for 30 minutes and then lather and rinse. This will decrease the build up from the over tive oil glands in your scalp. A topical anti-inflammatory prescription such as lodex may help. ...Read more

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Is there any shampoo which treats & really helps for greasy hair?

A few: Most shampoos these days are mild. They are mild because people color their hair, do heat treatments, straighten, blow dry, etc. Older shampoos such as
prell were much harsher but got rid of all of the oil.
Look for a shampoo for oily hair. The best person to ask maybe your hair dresser. Don't get one for fine,
dyed or chemically treated hair. Try dial soap if your hair is really oily. ...Read more

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Which doctor should you see if having greasy hair? A dermatogolist?

Which doctor should you see if having greasy hair? A dermatogolist?

Hygiene: I can think of no reason to see a physician for 'greasy' hair. I would advise asking the person who cuts your hair or the expert at the salon you go to to recommend a good product for your hair type. ...Read more

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I have a problem with my greasy hair I have to wash it everyday and that made it fragile and faint what's the solution for that?

I have a problem with my greasy hair I have to wash it everyday and that made it fragile and faint what's the solution for that?

Shampoo: It is best to continue washing daily, but use a milder shampoo, or one that contains also a conditioner, to avoid over-drying the hair and scalp. ...Read more

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I have a very oily hair. I am using a shampoo (anti dandruff and for greasy hair) and I keep it on hair for a while but no benefit! What to do?

I have a very oily hair. I am using a shampoo (anti dandruff and for greasy hair) and I keep it on hair for a while but no benefit! What to do?

Greasy Hair: Nexxus exoil normalizing shampoo floats away oil and grime without drying the hair or scalp. The gentle yet, highly effective astringent botanicals, pansy, lemongrass and witch hazel, help to normalize and balance the oil output of the scalp. Jojoba, the remarkable botanical, removes excess sebum from the hair follicle. ...Read more

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What is the solution for greasy hair? And for greasy skin of the face? Is there any lotion that I can buy without prescription from the pharmacy?

What is the solution for greasy hair? And for greasy skin of the face? Is there any lotion that I can buy without prescription from the pharmacy?

Growing up: 18 y/o males have high testosterone levels=excessive sebum production= greasy hair, skin, and acne. See a dermatologist for ways to control your symptoms until your production of testosterone starts to drop. Genetics plays a large part in this also. Under conditions you listed anger. High testosterone strikes again! ...Read more

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I came off of my birth control about 2 months ago, &ever since I have experienced very greasy hair. How long will this happen? Will it return to norm?

I came off of my birth control about 2 months ago, &ever since I have experienced very greasy hair. How long will this happen? Will it return to norm?

Doubt birth control: What you describe is quite interesting and I do not know the cause; but I think its extremely unlikely it's related to the birth control. Good wishes. ...Read more