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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?

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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My armpits smell even after a shower and deodorant. What else can I do?

Underarm odor: This usually means that your skin has a bacteria present that is not being killed with normal cleansing. You could try washing each day for 3-4 days with a soap called hibiclens which is over the counter. Don't overdo it or you will dry out your skin or irritate it. If that does not work ask your doctor for a prescription for Clindamycin topical solution and apply it twice a day for a week. ...Read more

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Is it bad to rub deodorant onto your skin 6 times under each armpit? Are there dangerous chemicals in deodorant?

Is it bad to rub deodorant onto your skin 6 times under each armpit? Are there dangerous chemicals in deodorant?

Overkill: The material you lay down with one application is more than adequate to last the day in most situations.If you are involved in sweaty activity and must bathe again, re-application would be reasonable. If you are doing this 6X/day it is an obsessive behavior and you need to find a mental health professional and sort out the reason behind it. Your life could be much better. ...Read more

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Been using the same deodorant for years but within the last month my armpits have started burning when i apply it. Why?

new formulation: It is possible that the brand you're using has changed the ingredients in it. I would stop using it until your skin has turned to normal. You could try unscented almay. ...Read more

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What can cause a chemical scent in the armpits hrs later while wearing deodorant ?

Deodorant: some are scented and when you perspire there can be a unique scent. try another brand and see if this helps ...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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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