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What could be causing the moldy smell under my left armpit?

What could be causing the moldy smell under my left armpit?

Intertrigo: This may be due to a yeast infection such as occurs with "jock itch" over the counter powders and/or creams are available. If this does not produce results within 10 days, I would seek evaluation by a physician and possible prescription medications. ...Read more

Black Mold (Definition)

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


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What can cause a moldy/mildew smell under my left armpit and also cause swollen eyes?

What can cause a moldy/mildew smell under my left armpit and also cause swollen eyes?

Swollen: Swollen eyes may result from allergy or infection. If you have allergies, try some zaditor (ketotifen) from the drugstore. If this does not improve in 24 hours, call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My right armpit smells even after a shower and putting on deodorant. What could be the cause?

See doctor: 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

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Why does my boyfriends penis literally smell like musty armpits. What's the cause?

Why does my boyfriends penis literally smell like musty armpits. What's the cause?

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

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What causes the smell in armpits?

Bacteria: A moist environment is a breeding groundfor bacteria. Antiperspirants make the armpit dry so decrease the bacteria in that area. The odor comes from the byproducts of the bacteria. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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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

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Do armpits inadvertently smell after usage of psychiatric medications and their side effects causing bacteria to form?

Do armpits inadvertently smell after usage of psychiatric medications and their side effects causing bacteria to form?

Side effects vary: Ssri antidepressants and some major tranquilizers with serotonin effects may cause increased sweating, especially night sweats. So one's axillary regions may be wetter. ...Read more

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Why do my armpits smell like spoiled milk and a little sweet smell? Could it be from dairy products?

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

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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

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

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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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How can you stop armpit (body odor) smell?

How can you stop armpit (body odor) smell?

Hygiene: And deodorant. Also avoid spicy foods and certain vegetables if they seem to aggravate the problem. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Cleanse: Body odor is caused by perspiration and bacteria which are plentiful all over the body surface but grow excessively in moist closed spaces. Cleansing and antiperspirants will help the problem. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

See surgeon: Sounds like hidra adenitis suppurativa or chronic infection of the sweat galnds. This can be ongoing problem unless the skin containing the sweat glands is removed. Get a consultation. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Armpits: 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

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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

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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?

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?

It happens: This can be normal body germs that colonize the area. It can also be the common odor glands of her body. These are under the control of the adrenal glands and are not necessarily part of any early puberty thing, it can occur that young. ...Read more

Axilla (Definition)

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