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Question posted by Thibeau De Herdt
Hi, I’m 20 years old and I’ve been experiencing problems with my body smell. Like you said in your TED talk there are many things that influence the body smell and it all comes down to those bacteria. Now I take a shower every day with soap and I scrub well but often it doesn’t help. I recon that it might be my diet because fr instance I don’t like fruit and so don’t eat it very much, also I don’t eat much of a variety of food. Second thing is that I smoke cigarettes and a joint once in a while, I think this might have something to do with it as well. Now my question is am I right ? And what can you recommend me to do ? And would the bacteria transplantation be a solution? Thank you in advance You can contact me on 0493635711 Or email at: tdeherdt@gmail.com (Ps I do speak dutch and suppose you do to)
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Question posted by Yomoney
What if a certain you use causes Body odor. My Dr does not take me seriously
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Question posted by Pam
I think I may have a liver problem. I am also doing low carb.. So I don't know if the burnt rubber arm pit smell that is new as of this week is because of ketosis or liver damage. I am praying ketois.. I just started low carb 3 months ago.
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Question posted by Smellyshelly
Howdy! For the last two months I've noticed my armpit odour changing and becoming far More pungent. I recognise it as being very similar to my husbands body odour when it's at its strongest. It's just awful to no longer smell like myself, I feel there has been a hostile take over of my armpits! I hardly sweat at all but the smell is so overpowering it's still obvious after a shower. I don't think it's hormone related as I'm still in my 30's. How on earth to I fix this injustice?!! Help
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Question posted by grownwoman
I'm a 25yo woman. I don't have armpit hair and if the ocassional hair decides to pop out, I pull it and that's it. I only had armpit odour when I was 15 years old, but apart from those weeks, I haven't had any. That said, I've been wondering: is deodorant necessary for me? Asking because someone I talk to often through chat (but never see in person) insists I should (even though my family agrees I don't need it).
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Question posted by VVD
Dear Dr, I often used corticoid shampoo last year so i have a smelly armpit problem but before using the shampoo i didn't have any problem about bad smell in armpit.
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Question posted by Curious
Lots of rumors that vegans smell wired. Have you considered the role of changing the host internally, intern the host can now support a different microbio? For example when you do a transport have your subject take a probiotic internally, or papaya enzymes or Chlorella (or perhaps rub chlorella on first then transplant).... will this work better or sustain longer? What’s the relationship with the internal bio dome if any?
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Question posted by Elle Cummings
So I’ve had a few issues with cysts in areas of armpit and crease of upper thigh. From a very young age I’ve had to shave both areas for my dancing due to revealing bodysuits. I also have horrible allergies and my allergist said I do carry a bacteria that cause increased growth of yeast. I’ve noticed of late that my right armpit smells very metallic whereas my left has little to no odor? I’m wondering the reasoning? I have stopped deodorants of any kind because cysts develop when I have used them. I’ve tried several all natural types with same result. Itch redness and oozing cysts. What type doctor would I need to see for this? I do still have loads of ingrown hairs in the crease of thigh and have had to stop shaving both areas all together. Even with no shavings and no deodorant I’m still having ingrown hairs and cyst like growths that come and go.
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Question posted by Unknown
I have had this smelly armpit problem since I was 13 years old and am now 18 years old. I have tried nearly everything from natural deodorants to strong chemical based anti perspirants. I am reaching the end of my tether but I won't give up. You say that the smell under our armpits is due to the bacteria that live there right? What do you think would happen if I started taking probiotics? Do you think this would somehow help change the bacteria in/on my body seeing as everything is linked to the gut?
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Question posted by sad
does boric acid work? and how long does it work?
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Question posted by Jin Kazama
Guys you must try boric acid soap..it work wonders for me..
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Question posted by JuJu
I started putting hand sanitizer on my armpits twice a day and I have drastically reduced odor.
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Question posted by Brenda Flaherty
Hallo, please help me?! My name is Brenda Flaherty, I’m 48 years old and have one child, she’s 18 now. I am gaining weight up and down and I have been going to doctors alll year last year and to over 20of them. No one seems to help me. I have been having terrible armpit Oder, and from my provate area. I have now had a rash on my legs for over ( years and now my hands are numb and itching terribly. I was diagnosed with MS but they said it’s inactive. Something is wrong and I feel like it alll started when I noticed the smells. I am so upset and even when I use products to help it is so strong and smells so pungent. Terrible. Please if you can help me to figure thinks out. My doctors here in Summit, NJ at Overlook hospital have not been helping me. One thing after the other and on top I have 7 herniations in my back where I couldn’t not walk for 6 weeks. I truly believe that the smellls in my body are a clue to so much and my dictors do no way. I don’t know what to do anymore. I just want to stop smelllimg and feel better. Please whatever insight or recommendations you can make I would be so grateful. Kindest regards, Brenda 908.451.768& ravenroot@me.com
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Question posted by KEL
I RECENTLY STARTED A DETOX/GUT HEALTH REGIMINE AND I ALSO STARTED USING AN ALL NATURAL DEODORANT. TWO DAYS AGO, MY ARMS PITS STARTED SMELLING LIKE ONIONS. IS THIS A DETOXING SIGN? AND IF SO, DO YOU THINK IT'S THE DEODORANT OR FROM THE GUT REGIMINE? I'VE ONLY HAD THIS HAPPEN TO ME ONCE BEFORE WHEN I WAS USING MINERAL DROPS IN MY WATER (WHICH I NO LONGER DO). I HAVEN'T HAD ANY OTHER DETOX SIGNS AND WAS CURIOUS IF THIS IS ONE I'VE NEVER HEARD OF. I GOOGLED IT AND ALL I SEE IS 'COULD BE A SIGN OF ORGAN FAILURE' WHICH I JUST CAN'T SEE IT BEING THAT FOR ME. PLEASE HELP & THANKS IN ADVANCE.
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Question posted by Kazuya Mishima
Hello guys im from Philippines..been suffering this dreaded disease for 15 years..still looking for a solution..but recently i tried a chinese soap called boric acid soap and it is doing great.you may want to try it
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Question posted by LifeIsATrial
Hi, To answer your question: Yes. Did it work: No. It drastically improved sweating in the affected area, however, I have compensatory sweating in other areas such as my back and chest. The odour has also gotten considerably worse as well. Dr. Armpit is on to something about the abundance of the odourous bacteria and it’s breakdown. You can treat the sweating, but the smell will persist.
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Question posted by Albert
Are your searches applied by some clinic? Is there anyone who can cure the bromidros?
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Question posted by Johnnie
I am a 56 year old male and I suddenly have bad BO under my arms, within an hour after showering it begins, even after using the same deodorant and anti-perspirants I've always used, I even tried new ones, but no help. It's very embarrassing. I also use antibacterial soap. I read that you had put on an old t-shirt when you were painting and that somehow it helped and reversed the BO. I'm a bit confused, was that a clean or a worn t-shirt ? Is it possible that I picked up bad Bo form my laundry in the public laundry machines? Thank you
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Question posted by Penny
Hello, Has anyone tried surgical methods to remove odor causing apocrine glands? Thanks, Penny
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Question posted by izzy
Hi! I would like to try your method. But what crystal rock deodorant do you use? You never specified. Thanks!
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