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My armpits smell a little musty. What is it the deodorant I can use?

My armpits smell a little musty.  What is it the deodorant I can use?

Underarm smell: Odor from underarms is mostly due to bacteria on the skin and in the follicles. Using a antibacterial soap, strong antiperspirant and topical antibiotics such as Erythromycin or Clindamycin lotions may help. Botox injected into underarms will reduce swetting and may help as well. ...Read more

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Deodorant (Definition)

A chemical or compound of chemicals intended to mask odor. Underarm odor is caused by bacterial breakdown of the components of sweat. Typical underarm deodorants contain perfumes and alcohol, triclosan or chelated metal compounds ...Read more


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My boyfriend complainsmy armpits smell a little musty. Is it the deodorant I use?

My boyfriend complainsmy armpits smell a little musty. Is it the deodorant I use?

Bacteria: Use antibacterial soap to decrease bacteria in armpit which breaks down sweat and causes odor. Certin foods uch as asparagus, onions, garlic cn be secreted in sweat. ...Read more

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Why do my armpits burn when i put on deodorant?

Contact dermatitis: You either have an irritant or allergic contact dermatitis--a reaction to something your skin is coming in contact with. Most common agents are either fragrances or preservatives in topical products. Start with fragrance-free or unscented antiperspirants. You can add otc 1% cortisone cream to reduce irritation. If not better, see your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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Daughter is 6 yrs old has stinky armpits can I give her deodorant at this age?

Daughter is 6 yrs old has stinky armpits can I give her deodorant at this age?

Axilla: Good hygiene to start and a mild deodorant Have her seen to see if there is a cause such as early onset puberty. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a weIrd smel comIng from my armpIts. I showered, use soap and deodorant. I aIso have paIn in lower left stomache.

 I have a weIrd smel comIng from my armpIts. I showered, use soap and deodorant.  I aIso have paIn in lower left stomache.

Annoying: Body odor can change with your diet intake - such as large amounts of garlic or other spices. I have linked an article that may help you research your symptoms. http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/preventing-body-odor Lower left abd pain - always think constipation. Make sure having regular bowel movements, lots of water and fiber. If recent exercise may be mild abd muscle sprain. ...Read more

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I have tried every deodorant/antiperspirent you can name and yet at the end of the school day my armpits are soaked. Help!?

I have tried every deodorant/antiperspirent you can name and yet at the end of the school day my armpits are soaked. Help!?

Rx or botox..: There are prescription preparations available for this condition, known as hyperhidrosis. If that doesn't work, many dermatologists are now doing local treatment with Botox to decrease sweat gland production for people who with this problem unresponsive to other methods. Ask your doc about both options. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your armpits have a odor even with deodorant on? How can I get rid of the odor or prevent it from getting an odor?

Ask a friend: Ask someone you can trust to tell you if you REALLY have a problem. It may be less conspicuous than you fear. You can try an antiperspirant + apply a little baking powder. ...Read more

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My armpits itch only when I am in the shower.could it be from Gillette deodorant ? Any home remedies for itch?tried speed stick but smell in 12 hours

My armpits itch only when I am in the shower.could it be from Gillette deodorant ? Any home remedies for itch?tried speed stick but smell in 12 hours

Deodorant and: soap can both cause itching. Antipersperant even more likely do do so. Do you eat things w/strong odors such as garlic and onions? Do you take a greens powder mix? All of the above can cause odor. Gold Bond powder can be useful. Please see doc to make sure it is nothing else. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Does nivea or dove deodorant helps lighten armpits ?

Does nivea or dove deodorant helps lighten armpits ?

No...: Don't believe either of those products has any effect on skin pigmentation. ...Read more

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