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Underarm Bad Odor
Bacteria work on: the sweat from your armpit apocrine sweat glands to produce a strong odor. The basic strategy is cleaning the skin regularly (1-2 X daily) with germicidal soap to reduce bacteria count, shaving, drying well. Applying corn starch or powder may help. Then using strong anti-perspirant or combo with deodorant: prescriptions are Drysol, Certain Dri, Dricolor, Odaban with more aluminum chloride. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Its been 29 years been dealing with my bad odor armpit. I am very conscious even at ny workplace. Pls help me what to do?
Cheap, nontoxic: Use arm and hammer baking soda as an under arm powder. It is powerful cheap effective and not irritating. Commercial antiperspirants depend on aluminum chloride which may be toxic and very irritating. Also body odor decreases markedly when you go on a vegan diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes body odor under one armpit, very strong odor on left armpithat causes bad body odor under one armpit?
Suddenly my left armpit started to have a bad odor and red rashes started to show since yesterday night. Can anyone help me ?
Peeling skin causes: Thank you for your question. Peeling, redness, and itching of the skin may be caused by many things. There are forms of inflammatory conditions of the skin that could cause a rash as well as responses to external sources such allergies to topical treatments or otherwise. Having an examination performed by a qualified medical practitioner would be helpful in diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
How can I eliminate bad armpit odor? It is strong before my period comes. Then is the same smelling. Thanks
Underarm Odor: Not many people know this, but perspiration by itself has no odor at all. Underarm odor is caused by bacteria and their excrement as they breakdown perspiration. Sweatblock is strong enough to keep you dry and specifically formulated to keep you comfortable by reducing irritation and itch. The unique sweatblock application method makes it even more effective. The product is sold at walmart. ...Read more
Can a massive heart attack cause bad body odor afterwards? I had it a year ago and noticed that I smelled underarm odor now. What can I do about it?
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?
I have a rash its beat red with things that look like pimples theres puss like substance with a bad odor under my entire right armpit what could it be?
Infection: It can be an infection of the sweat glands, it is time to see your doctor about it and they can help and see if you need to see a dermatologist if this is a recurring problem. ...Read more
I've a lump in armpit for 3 months, went to my doctor, had ultra sound, . Not a lymph node. Now it stinks, bad body odor. What could it be?
Epidermoid cyst: It is most likely a cyst that has ruptured. These have a wall that needs to be removed or the lesion will continue to recur even if it is drained. ...Read more
Poss infection: You may have an infection in the sweat glands under that arm. Suggest you see your primary care for evaluation and possible referral to dermatologist if indicated. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Smelly pits/pubis: B.O. Is accompanied by a thick type of sebum and called apocrine sweat. This type of sweat often harbors gram-positive bacteria which are the real smell causers in human sweat and skin odor. If you use a topical prescription antibiotic like Cleocin (clindamycin phosphate) t solution, you may be able to get rid of these quite nicely. It is also helpful to talk to a dermatologist, of course. ...Read more
Hello dr,i noticed that i have a bad armpit smell,like curry,eventhough i haven't eaten curry lately and haven't changed my diet.i shower everyday.
Get examined: It is important to know if anyone else detects the same odor? If not, then there may be something wrong with your nose, sinuses , or even the brain which is distorting your sense of smell. If others also smell it, then you may try changing your diet by removing all strong spices, onion, garlic for a week and see if this helps. If not, talk to your doctor. If you sweat a lot, try antiperspirant. ...Read more
What dose it mean when u have a bump under your armpit and white pus and blood comes out of it and smells real bad?
See a doctor: This can mean nothing very good. There are several possibilities and all will require professional attention. Good luck. ...Read more
Why my armpit is sticky and really smell very bad. I tried all deo and natural remedy but nothing wokrs?
I have a rash with bumps under my armpit. It does spit out puss it also smells really bad. It speed down my chest to my thighs and genatiles. ?
A possibility: Sound like a typical description of hidradenitis superativa, or persistent abscess-like infections usually under the armpit. Know that smoking is a common exacerbant. Multiple strategies exist to treat, including surgery, and so I would recommend seeing a physician sooner than later. Good luck! ...Read more