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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

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

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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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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For a few weeks now my urine has a strong onion like smell whenever I use the bathroom and my armpits smell even after shower and using deodorant?

Nonspecific: There is no diagnostic significance of those observations which are quite nonspecific. Your physician can order a urinalysis and microscopic examination of the urinary sediment to check for abnormalities for peace of mind. ...Read more

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I have knots under both armpits they swell and burst and most of the time it has a bad smell. I can't wear deodorant, powder or baking soda please?

I have knots under both armpits they swell and burst and most of the time it has a bad smell. I can't wear deodorant, powder or baking soda please?

See surgeon: Sounds like hidra adenitis suppurativa or chronic infection of the sweat galnds. This can be ongoing problem unless the skin containing the sweat glands is removed. Get a consultation. ...Read more

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I notice when I wear white I have brighyellow stains the same color as urine. My armpits smell horrible soap and deodorant doesn't work. What is this?

Hyperhidrosis: You have axillary hyperhidrosis. If over the counter antiperspirants are not working, including Certain Dri, you should consider prescription based medication of higher % aluminum chloride. Remember to apply at night when you are not sweating. Another option is oral medication, but this can cause side effects. The yellow color is a reaction of your sweats and the antiperspirant. ...Read more

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My right armpit smells even after a shower and putting on deodorant. What could be the cause?

My right armpit smells even after a shower and putting on deodorant. What could be the cause?

See doctor: The fact that only one arm is involved makes me concerned yo may have an infection in hair follicles. Do you shave this area? You should be seen by your doctor.

Good luck. ...Read more

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Hi I use degree deodorant and shave every 3 day but I always seem to smell musky and my armpit itches. Please help?

The apocrine sweat: Glands in the armpit secrete a fatty type of sweat different from eccrine/skin sweat glands. Bacteria work on apocrine sweat creating bromhidrosis resulting in offensive and hard to control odor. The basic strategy is cleaning the skin regularly (1-2 X daily) with germicidal soap to reduce bacteria count, shaving as your are doing, drying, strong anti-perspirant. Change Degree.?? irritant? ...Read more

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Is it ok for a 6 year old girl to use deodorant? I've noticed that my daughters armpits smell quite strong. Is this normal?

Yes: The odor producing glands of the armpits are under the hormonal influence of the adrenal glands that sit atop the kidneys. Their output is not directly tied to puberty & can sometime be active this early. There can also be some increase in darkness of genital and armpit hair by the same process. Do what is realistic. Nipple enlargement should be your 1st obvious sign of puberty. ...Read more

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Y do my armpits sweat a lot? It sweats even when its cold. U can't see but smell it a lot. I shower everyday! I tried deodorants & baby powder everythi

Y do my armpits sweat a lot? It sweats even when its cold. U can't see but smell it a lot. I shower everyday! I tried deodorants & baby powder everythi

Hyperhydrosis: You could be part of the unlucky few who have excessive sweating. Not only is this embarrassing, but you may ruin a lot of clothing. Start treatment with drysol daily, then every other day, then decreasing until you are at a maintenance dose of once weekly. It is more potent antiperspirant than you can get from the store, and can completely change the quality of your life! The sooner, the better! ...Read more

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I have bright yellow stains on white shirts, and yellow stuff on my armpits they smell horrible. Deodorant and soap isn't helping? Tried drysol too

Hyperhidrosis: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hyperhidrosis/care-at-mayo-clinic/treatment/con.

I thought the Mayo Clinic site provided thoughtful and
comprehensive advice regarding treatments for Hyperhidrosis. Medications, surgeries are discussed.
Best of luck to you and have a nice day. ...Read more

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Do armpits smell more as we age? Past two years I notice armpit smell when I lower nose. Never a problem before. Yes I use deodorant and shower.

Arm pit smell: Can change, especially if our diet has changed. Are you eating anything different recent. Ly? Consider some dietary exclusions and see if anything changes. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My left armpit smells even after I shower and out on deodorant but my right one beverages does and it is always itchy do you know what will help?

My left armpit smells even after I shower and out on deodorant but my right one beverages does and it is always itchy do you know what will help?

? rash: Is there a rash with the itching? If so there could be a yeast infection which would require treatment with an anti-yeast cream or ointment (such as lotrimin). Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) is a prescription preparation which has a steroid mixed with it and gives relief of the itching as well. See your physician if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Have had a yellowish coating on about 1/3 of both my armpit hairs and has a horrible smell uses bar soap daily and never deodorant been there longtime?

Bacterial overgrowth: More than likely you have "trichomycosis axillaris" which is an overgrowth of normal bacteria from your skin called corynebacteria. Try antibacterial soap or hibiclens wash (careful not to get in eyes). If this does not clear it see your dermatologist. You might need either topical or oral antibiotics (erythromycin). ...Read more

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Armpit smells without sweating and with deodorant/antisperant applied. How is that possible?

Armpit smells without sweating and with deodorant/antisperant applied. How is that possible?

Normal: This is normal. Try switching deodorant as this sometimes helps. Try "clinical strength" products. Also realize that everyone has an odor & it's only our culture that makes this a "problem". There are lots of pheromones in sweat that actually are shown to be attractive to the opposite sex. Do not overreact and douse yourself with perfume. Good luck! ...Read more

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How to prevent arm pits from sweating so much n what to use (brand of deorderant) after using deorderant it still seems to give of the arm pit smell.

Drysol: For perspiration that doesn't respond to the usual antiperspira)nts, topical aluminum chloride is one of the best. Drying agents (such as xerac ac) which you might need a presciption for. A mild deoderant is tom's but this isn't the best drying agent. ...Read more

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My pits always smell. I change out deodorants but they still sweat a little and smell. Help?

Topical antibiotics: The smell is due to a byproduct from bacteria breakdown....Use a clinical antipersperant, such as dove clinical and see a dermatologist for some topical clindamycin. ...Read more

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My daughter is 6 going on 7 and her underarm smell foul. When can I start her on deodorant?

At any time: Malodorous body parts are due to bacteria, not a medical condition. It is ok for your daughter to use underarm deodorant at any time.

Try not to make her self-conscious about it. It's a common problem. ...Read more

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I get red rings on both my armpits & I have not changed deodorants, it every now & again will it's, it covers my armpit, it's not small, what's it from?

? yeast: Yeast infections affect warm, moist areas like the armpits and these are usually itchy. Stop deodorants and try applying an antiyeast cream like mycostatin (nystatin). If symptoms persist consult your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My underarm smells awful evrytime it sweats even though I use antibacterial soap and deodorant. Help?

Body odor: Underarm odor is caused by bacteria in the skin. To minimize profuse sweating, you not only have to use deodorant but also an antiperspirant (look for ammonium or aluminum) in the deodorant. If that fails, you can use drysol or Botox injections. ...Read more

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3 small red lumps under right armpit, no pain, no itching, do not go away. Not connected to shaving or deodorant. Should I be concerned?

3 small red lumps under right armpit, no pain, no itching, do not go away. Not connected to shaving or deodorant. Should I be concerned?

Skin Tags?: Usually skin tags showing no pain, no itching and would not go away. The redness might mean irritated. No, not a problem. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning and was stretching I reached towards my right armpit and felt a little painless lump underneath my skin it is prob my deodorant?

Lump: At age 16 most of these clear up on their own but if it persists, it might be a bacterial infection or an allergy to underarm deodorant. See your doctor to determine which since we can't do it in this forum ...Read more

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I have 5 lymph nodes on my armpit since little from shaving and deodorants. I notice I got a pimple and it's pink and swollen near them. Is it bad?

I have 5 lymph nodes on my armpit since little from shaving and deodorants. I notice I got a pimple and it's pink and swollen near them. Is it bad?

Not good: Local pimple and infection can cause nodes to, enlarge, depending on bacteria, and infection and duration.
Warm compresses, and may need antibiotics if fever, pain, spreading, pain. Be seen soon. ...Read more

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Right armpit itches. 2 or 3 small red bumps. Left armpit is fine. No new deodorant. How should I Tx this? Antifungal? Talc powder? Hyrdrocort?

Right armpit itches. 2 or 3 small red bumps. Left armpit is fine. No new deodorant. How should I Tx this? Antifungal? Talc powder? Hyrdrocort?

Warm compresses: In case it's early infection. If this makes it worse, then switch to cool. No other things since you have no clue what this is or whether you might indeed have n allergy. If it doesn't resolve, then see someone to get a diagnosis and treat specifically. ...Read more

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Why do my armpits smell like spoiled milk and a little sweet smell? Could it be from dairy products?

Why do my armpits smell like spoiled milk and a little sweet smell? Could it be from dairy products?

Apocrine glands: The arm puts have apocrine sweat glands the top part of the cell will dissolve and causes the smell Hormones have a big role ...Read more