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My underarm smells awful evrytime it sweats even though I use antibacterial soap and deodorant. Help?

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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In brief: Body odor

Underarm odor is caused by bacteria in the skin.
To minimize profuse sweating, you not only have to use deodorant but also an antiperspirant (look for ammonium or aluminum) in the deodorant. If that fails, you can use drysol or Botox injections.

In brief: Body odor

Underarm odor is caused by bacteria in the skin.
To minimize profuse sweating, you not only have to use deodorant but also an antiperspirant (look for ammonium or aluminum) in the deodorant. If that fails, you can use drysol or Botox injections.
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