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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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What may be the youngest age a child starts to have some armpit odor?

What may be the youngest age a child starts to have some armpit odor?

Andrenarche: Sometimes you will detect a change in the normal sweat/stink profile of your kid as early as 6. This happens when the adrenal glands start increasing some of their hormones at higher levels. It occurs separately from true puberty.If you see any growth acceleration, or other signs that would suggest early puberty,have it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is the typical age for a child to start having underarm odor and needing deodorant?

What is the typical age for a child to start having underarm odor and needing deodorant?

Puberty: As early as age 8 (even 7.5) in girls. As early as age 9 in boys. The average girl starts puberty about ten. Average boy about age 11. If signs of puberty before 8 (girls) or 9 (boys) see your doctor. If no signs of puberty try some antibacterial soap. Some children can get body odor before puberty and it is not a sign of a problem, but you might want to ask your doctor next time you see him/her. ...Read more

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Do armpits smell more as we age? Past two years I notice armpit smell when I lower nose. Never a problem before. Yes I use deodorant and shower.

Do armpits smell more as we age? Past two years I notice armpit smell when I lower nose. Never a problem before. Yes I use deodorant and shower.

Arm pit smell: can change, especially if our diet has changed. Are you eating anything different recent.ly? Consider some dietary exclusions and see if anything changes. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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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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What bacteria in the armpit are responsible for odor?

What bacteria in the armpit are responsible for odor?

Bacteria: One study showed corynebacteria and coagulase negative micrococci can make the odor. ...Read more

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What causes an armpit rash with an odor?

What causes an armpit rash with an odor?

Itertrigo: Sweat combines with dead skin to cause an irritation where skin meets skin. Other causes could contact dermatitis, fungal/viral/bacterial infection, allergic reaction. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...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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A friend of mine is confrunting a problem with severe underarm odor , but no perspiration.Washes a lot, but no result.What it could be?

A friend of mine is confrunting a problem with   severe underarm  odor , but no perspiration.Washes a lot, but no result.What  it could be?

antiperspirants: Consider trying an over the counter aluminum based antiperspirants/deodorants. And have your doctor take a visual look to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Can body odor in armpit be cured?

Can body odor in armpit be cured?

Control: Can't be cured but controlled: good hygiene, deodorant, antiperspirant... Some foods will also change the odor of your sweat. ...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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How can I get rid of my underarm odor?

How  can I  get rid of my underarm odor?

Use deodorant: If you find a cure please email and we will go into business together. This is a basic hygiene problem my friend. Shower, shave, use deodorant. On special occasions splash some perfume in your pits. No cure...Sorry. ...Read more

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What are some ways to reduce excessive underarm perspiration and the odor that it causes?

What are some ways to reduce excessive underarm perspiration and the odor that it causes?

Nutrition may: be at least part of the answer. Are you eating pungent foods such as garlic, wheat grass, etc.? Consider a bland diet for a few days and see if things improve, then re-introduce foods one by one to see what the culprit(s) are. Peace and good health. ...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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I'm a teenager. Extreme underarm odor. I take a shower once a day in evening and wear Deodorant. But odor is very strong. Please, any advice? Thanks

I agree antibacteria: soap will help. A older dermatologist recommended baby powder or cornstarch and reapply if necessary it should stop the odor and the wetness. Hopefully it doesnt irritate it, if not try asking a dermatologist about this. ...Read more

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I have stronger odor in left armpit for 20 days, doesn't go away with washing easily. Dr Bennett said here this may be due malignancy, but what type?

I have stronger odor in left armpit for 20 days, doesn't go away with washing easily. Dr Bennett said here this may be due malignancy, but what type?

One idea: There is a strain of corynebacterium that produces an unusual odor sometimes in just one. I am not an expert on this, but you could try shaving it and using benzoyl peroxide. If this fails, I apologize in advance; check with your personal physician. ...Read more

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If waxing your armpit reduce body odor?

No: Body odor is a combination oils produced by your skin and bacteria that live on your skin. You can make things better by eating healthier food , less sugar/starch and stay away from food cooked high temperature oils. The other thing to try is using a salt based deodorant. ...Read more

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What can I do to stop underarm sweat & odor?

What can I do to stop underarm sweat & odor?

Drysol or Botox: Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), can be controlled either by physically blocking the sweat ducts with aluminum chloride (rx drysol) or blocking the neurological signal to sweat (with Botox injections). Sweat itself doesn't have odor. It's the bacteria on the skin metabolizing sweat that cause odor. Topical Clindamycin can reduce bacterial load, and thereby reducing odor. ...Read more