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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
Why do my armpits ALWAYS smell?! I shower every day, drink water, diet has no junk food, I shave. Tried diff deodorants. It smells 20min after shower!
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.
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
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
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
Hey I have a big deodorant under my arm I cant left it up that much it has a bad smell to what can I use to make it go away?
Not clear: the question is not clear if you have a mass under your arm, please see a physician ...Read more
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.
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