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Why do my armpits smell so bad?

Why do my armpits smell so bad?

Bacteria: The bacteria in your armpits are responsible for the smell. They use the sweat and oil from your arm pit glands to grow and produce smelly chemicals. ...Read more

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My son / daughter emits very bad foul smell in their armpits any remidy to get free from this smell?

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

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Bad smell under right armpit even after shower..

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

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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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?

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

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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've had a body odor problem since my early teens every year it gets worse now I'm 26 and I have bad BO. My feet, armpits, groin, and feet all sweat and smell so bad even after a bath. Please help?

I've had a body odor problem since my early teens every year it gets worse now I'm 26 and I have bad BO. My feet, armpits, groin, and feet all sweat and smell so bad even after a bath. Please help?

Body odor: Body odor is very much affected by our diet. Medications and stress can also change it. Staying well hydrated with pure water. eating a 'clean' diet (avoid fast foods, pre-packaged products, preservatives, excessive red meat) and regularly exercising will help reduce unnatural body odor. ...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

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How to get rid from under arm bad smell?

How to get rid from under arm bad smell?

Bathe and deoderize: There is no substitute for good hygiene. That smell comes from sweat gland secretions and the simplest way to treat it is by bathing and using deodorant. The profuse, watery sweating can be reduced with botox, liposuction or smart lipo but i don't know if it will help the smell too. ...Read more

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There has been a lump under my right arm for about a year. It fills up with puss. I squeeze it out and about 10 days later, it fills with puss again and has a bad smell. There is no pain though. What should I do?

There has been a lump under my right arm for about a year. It fills up with puss. I squeeze it out and about 10 days later, it fills with puss again and has a bad smell. There is no pain though. What should I do?

Get checked: It depends on where on you arm or if in your armpit. Most likely a clogged follicle or sebaceous cyst which may need to be drained or removed to prevent recurrence. Bad smell usually associated to bacteria invasion. Recommend being seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of under arm odor? I have tried everything. This started about two years ago, I sweat very little (if at all) and yet I still smell bad under the arms.

How can you get rid of under arm odor? I have tried everything. This started about two years ago, I sweat very little (if at all) and yet I still smell bad under the arms.

Change your food: you sweat what you eat. start hydrating yourself very well that is the first key. 6-8 bottels of water a day do not eat with a lot of spices.specially Asian and Indian definitly cut down on a lot of red meat. keep a good personal hygiene,and shave under arm frequently. not better see a dermatologist they might be able to help you. ...Read more

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Getting over what ER doctor says is a virus, 5 days ago, now since yesterday, my arm pits have been excreting a very strong bad smell. Any thoughts?

Getting over what ER doctor says is a virus, 5 days ago, now since yesterday, my arm pits have been excreting a very strong bad smell. Any thoughts?

Smell from bacteria: Strong body odor a byproduct of bacteria living in secretions of water/materials from skin which accumulate to the point that odors become more obvious. In association with illness&sweating (not necessarily obvious), bacterial growth ?es. Additionally, with changes in health&secretions, person to person, which bacteria (& associated smells) dominate change. Use soap+H2O; but not a ...Read more

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