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Is pure corn starch effective in preventing armpits from smelling badly, or should I stick with baby powder?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: ? why not deodorant?

If you have the androgen (hormonal) effect on your armpits that leads to body odor, a deodorant, with or without an anti-perspirant is the obvious solution.
Corn starch will drop perceived moisture a bit but retain it & set up an interesting feeding table for body germs. Baby powder, (talc+perfume)) is less likely to feed germs but not likely to reduce body odor effectively., .

In brief: ? why not deodorant?

If you have the androgen (hormonal) effect on your armpits that leads to body odor, a deodorant, with or without an anti-perspirant is the obvious solution.
Corn starch will drop perceived moisture a bit but retain it & set up an interesting feeding table for body germs. Baby powder, (talc+perfume)) is less likely to feed germs but not likely to reduce body odor effectively., .
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