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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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