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What Could Be Causing The Moldy Smell Under My Left Armpit
Molds consist of airborn spores and spreading forms (hyphae) growing on surfaces. Several species are black including stachybotrys and aspergillus. Black mold ingestion has been associated with a toxic syndrome with brain and blood disorders. Most patients do not ingest black mold so the correlation with their ...Read more
Excess Armpit odor. Like a chemical earthy moldy smell, and I can smell the heat coming from them when I lift my arms up. Tried clinical str/hypercare?
See dermatologist if: Try using an antiperspirant containing alum to see if this helps. If not, consult a dermatologist to find out the reason. ...Read more
Left armpit always smells way worse than right. Even minutes after shower. Also, some occasional soreness on left trunk area (lymph nodes?!). Related? What could cause this? Any home remedies?
Dermatology: Hey ask your physician to have you see a dermatologist to see if they can make a diagnosis about the armpit. I don't believe the other left Trunk symptoms are related. ...Read more
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
Hygiene problem?: I'm guessing your boyfriend is uncircumcised and doesn't retract and wash under the foreskin as often as he should (at least once a day). Or maybe he just needs to bathe or shower more often. In any case, this probably isn't an important health problem, just one of hygiene. ...Read more
I have pimple like bumps under my left armpit. I shaved the hair in my armpits to cut down the sweat smell. Could it be ingrown hairs? The pain and it
I went off my antihistamine 48 hours ago and now my left armpit smells like a skunk! Is this related?
No!: It got nothing to do with it! ...Read more
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
Why am I suddenly getting a bo smell from my left armpit only, even when I'm not sweating and I'm also using an antiperspirant. Started a few weeksago?
Please see: Please see a dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
31& history of irregular periods. Strong vagina smell since 3-4 days, today noticed lump node in the left armpit and bit painful if touched. What is it?
OB/GYN visit: ACOG recommends women with a new odor or itching visit their OB/GYN for a pelvic examination. In any woman of childbearing age, a pregnancy test is of paramount importance. Your physician can then examine you and determine the cause of the odor and treat it. Lump under your armpit may be reactive lymphadenopathy, your physician will examine it at your visit. Good luck. ...Read more
Poor hygiene: Get a professional dental cleaning then see if still persists... ...Read more
I have excessive sweeting (hot flashes) which causes really strong under arm smell what can cause this?
Hyperhidrosis: You might have a disorder of the innervation of the sweat glands that causes the excessive sweating. It could also be a hormonal issue if you have recently started or changed birth control methods. Did this just start suddenly or has it been slowly worsening? I would talk with your Family Doctor about it. ...Read more
BV: Most likely this is BV - bacterial vaginosis ...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
I had my tubes tied about 5yrs ago and have been experiencing some pain in my adomin and left arm and had 2 periods last month I've also have experienced being sick to my stomache and sense of smell has heightened
See your MD: These are good reasons to see your md for a history and physical. ...Read more
Had bad smell/taste in nose throat with fever aches pain left arm sore throat large glands white tonsils heafache bellyache not hungry very tired?
Do armpits inadvertently smell after usage of psychiatric medications and their side effects causing bacteria to form?
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
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
What can I do if my armpits smell really bad. I don't know why, is it just body odor I can't get rid of?
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?
Few months now I notice armpits smell more than ever before in my life. Diet has not changed. Is this normal/common? They don't smell through clothes.
When you shower you no doubt take care of your armpits.
Once you have dried off you can put some cream (or similar) under your armpits.
They are inexpensive, many options, and available at any pharmacy or food store. ...Read more
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
My 6 year old daughter's armpits is smelling; she is very active but I don't think that it has to smell at a very early age as hers; it has been smelling from the time she was 5 years of age or before that; can't remember exactly when it started?
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