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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
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?
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