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Why Does My Underarm Smell
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
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
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
My underarm smells awful evrytime it sweats even though I use antibacterial soap and deodorant. Help?
Hi I use degree deodorant and shave every 3 day but I always seem to smell musky and my armpit itches. Please help?
The apocrine sweat: Glands in the armpit secrete a fatty type of sweat different from eccrine/skin sweat glands. Bacteria work on apocrine sweat creating bromhidrosis resulting in offensive and hard to control odor. The basic strategy is cleaning the skin regularly (1-2 X daily) with germicidal soap to reduce bacteria count, shaving as your are doing, drying, strong anti-perspirant. Change Degree.?? irritant? ...Read more
It looks like a seed in my armpit every two to three days I squeeze out a toothpaste like substance that smells like sweat what is it?
I notice my underarm smell after awhile, I clean myself daily, put on deterrent daily, what could cause the Oder? Or maybe it's just my nose.
Some people: Have different body odors and some are harder to manage. Take daily showers, practice good hygiene and experiment with different anti-perspirant and deodorants. And perhaps you are right and your nose is more sensitive. Don't worry from a medical point of view. ...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
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
My 1 armpit is smelling more then the other, it smells alittle like vinegar it like peeled cuz now it stings too.?
Armpit sore: This needs to be looked at by your PCP. ...Read more
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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