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Why Do My Armpits Smell So Bad
My son / daughter emits very bad foul smell in their armpits any remidy to get free from this smell?
Depends on the age..: Teenagers will often perspire more often and during the early stages of puberty will need to pay close attention to hygiene and grooming in certain areas to decrease the chances of body odor. Certain foods can also cause foul smelling perspiration. If this is happening in a young child, after attending to hygiene, i would strongly consider discussing the issue with your child's pediatrician. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
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
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
My arm pits smell quite bad after a really good wash and using deadorant, also both armpits hurt a little lately. I have severe anxiety at the moment?
See your doctor.: Pain in the armpits can be due to swollen lymph notes, which can be a sign of infection. Get an exam. ...Read more