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Why does my underarm smell?

Why does my underarm smell?

Various things: Lack of water intake is most common so sweat is concentrated. Bacteria dine on sweat, esp if concentrated so regular hygiene is important as well. Water intake should be half of body weight in ounces. Various foods, medications, supplements can make it worse by causing various scents. Avoid anti-perspirants as they contain aluminum (linked to alzheimers) and choose a scented deodorant. ...Read more

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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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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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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 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

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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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My daughter is 6 going on 7 and her underarm smell foul. When can I start her on deodorant?

My daughter is 6 going on 7 and her underarm smell foul. When can I start her on deodorant?

At any time: Malodorous body parts are due to bacteria, not a medical condition. It is ok for your daughter to use underarm deodorant at any time. Try not to make her self-conscious about it. It's a common problem. ...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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