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Can you tell me the medicine for bad odor of my underarm?

Can you tell me the medicine for bad odor of my underarm?

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 more

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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


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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?

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?

See antiperspirant: If odor persists try selective elimination of items from diet such as onions, cabbages. If this does not stop the problem have your doctor recommend testing for internal causes. ...Read more

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How can I eliminate bad armpit odor?

How can I eliminate bad armpit odor?

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 more

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What causes body odor under one armpit, very strong odor on left armpithat causes bad body odor under one armpit?

What causes body odor under one armpit, very strong odor on left armpithat causes bad body odor under one armpit?

Bacteria: Body odor has to do with the way bacteria on your skin metabolizes sweat. Sometimes eating onions and garlic make it worse also. See your dermatologist to find out what is going on. ...Read more

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Suddenly my left armpit started to have a bad odor and red rashes started to show since yesterday night. Can anyone help me ?

Suddenly my left armpit started to have a bad odor and red rashes started to show since yesterday night. Can anyone help me ?

Arm pit: You may have an infecion of your hair follicles as a result of shaving. As a result you have a red rash and bad odor. See a dermatologist because you will need antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my armpit peeling? It is itchy and a red/brown.. Doesn't have a bad odor but it hurts.

Why is my armpit peeling? It is itchy and a red/brown.. Doesn't have a bad odor but it hurts.

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

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How can I eliminate bad armpit odor? It is strong before my period comes. Then is the same smelling. Thanks

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

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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?

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?

Yes: Yes, it might be related, especially if it is a hormaone containing IUD. Bathe with different antibacterial soap, lots of fruit in diet, and B vitamins with C may help ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Bad smell under right armpit even after shower..

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

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What are some ways to avoid having a wet armpit so that I will not smell bad?

What are some ways to avoid having a wet armpit so that I will not smell bad?

Diaper cream: Antiperspirant, antibacterial soap such as lever 2000, absorbent powder such as zeasorb, and diaper cream such as desitin (zinc oxide diaper cream) are options. ...Read more

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Why my armpit smells getting bad any tips?

Arm pit smell: getting worse. Have you changed your diet in any way? Are your taking any medication? All of these things go through our system and can be a source of the odor. Please check w/your doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and my armpit hair and pubes smell bad sometimes, but why just these areas?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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Why my armpit is sticky and really smell very bad. I tried all deo and natural remedy but nothing wokrs?

Why my armpit is sticky and really smell very bad. I tried all deo and natural remedy but nothing wokrs?

Sounds like: Sounds like excessive perspiration. Try a good antibacterial soap line Irish spring or dual. Then your doe doesn't and then some talc powder. See how that works for you ...Read more

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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