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Question posted by SnakesnLadders
I had the same problem since I was 10. It was horrible. I also have hyperhidrosis. I started using Driclor when I was 15. I still smell. I wanted to kill myself many times over this. When using Driclor, sweat is gone but odor is still present. I tried so many things. I got the MiraDry procedure done even though it’s for sweating, I thought it would help with the smell but unfortunately it only did for a couple of months. Depression kicked in again. I’ve tried so many deodorants, I wouldn’t be surprised if I die early because of all the toxins I’ve applied under my arms. I’m in my early 30’s now and I don’t know what happened but I only use three types of deodorant now and I don’t smell anymore. When I shower I scrub my armpits with soap, rinse and use Humane acne facial wash from Amazon and I only use very little. After that I put on the crystal deodorant, let it dry and I apply Donna Karan Deodorant. DKNY deodorant is expensive but it works for me. Sometimes I use Secret Clinical Waterproof instead of the DKNY and I still don’t smell. I don’t know which product works, maybe it’s the face wash and it just took a long time to kick in or it’s all products combined. I don’t really care I just make sure, I’m never out of any of them. I don’t hear comments anymore when I’m around people. I didn’t finish my degree because of it, people can be so mean. They don’t say it straight to your face but they make jokes with others and laugh when you’re around. So I know how it feels. Please try my method. If it helps anyone. That would make me happy. Have a great day everyone. I’ve posted this in other forums and hopefully it will work for someone.
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Question posted by P.
Hello, Thank you so much for the efforts and the help you have already given the 18 people from your study. I have terrible armpit odor, that kind of goes down my sides until my bra strap. The premice of your study is to replace the bad bacterias by the good ones. So if I buy staphylococci from the ATCC and apply daily (since it is only temporary when not from a family member) Do you think I would have over time enough good bacteria to fix the issue until you find a more permanent solution ? Also are the freeze-dried, dried or frozen kinds better and how do I keep them alive/ cultuvate them so I dont have to buy them every time? Thank you for your help.
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Question posted by E.
I had ingrown hair after waxing, and since I already had a prescription for retin-a, decided to apply some to my armpit to help exfoliate. After a few days I realized that it also controlled BO. I'm wondering why this works... does the exfoliation just reduce the breeding grounds for bacteria, or is something else happening?
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Question posted by anna
I believe that I got my body odor from my mom, my mom has a terrible armpit odor and when I was really young i've been using her deodorant and clothes. since then my armpits stinks and deodorants doesn't work anymore. I tried everything but nothing works. I do not sweat that much but still, my armpits really smell and it became worst now. Pls email me leoshan2010@gmail.com thank you so much
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Question posted by Armpit Taster
My mouth sometimes tastes the way my armpit smells! I know the taste is coming from my armpit. Typically it happens after there has been some type of contact near my armpits while either putting on a shirt or something else. My worst fear is that someone else will taste my armpits! Why does this happen?
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Question posted by LifeIsATrial
@Dr.Armpit, 1) Why is it that my body odour got persistently worse after having ETS surgery? If the nerves are snipped or in my case clamped, the sweating stopped in the armpits but the odour got worse. What is triggering the scent without the sweating? 2) In the meantime, would you recommend using Glycopyrrolate wipes/cream to kill the scent?
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Question posted by DrArmpit
To all of you reading this, passing by just once, or coming back to keep reading the forum, thank you for your support! It is really appreciated and motivates a lot to continue and find solutions against axillary body odor. Happy New Year and may 2019 be a year that puts an end to axillary malodor! Cheers, Chris
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Question posted by Anonymous
Anxiety make me smell worse or increasing my armpit odor
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Question posted by druppel303
after haveing surgery on my left shoulder i have a very bad smelly armpit . Never had this smell before. The other arm smells "normal " Is it an idea to put my shirt on reverse so the good bacteria come in the bad armpit ?
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Question posted by Desperate
I've had a bad body odor since I was a kid and I have been trying to find solutions for it for years. I've become anxious about being in public and it's getting worse. Where can I sign up for treatment?
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Question posted by Stinkyladynomore
I just wanted to share that acid is the ONLY thing that works for me to prevent odor. This started when I heard about Lume deodorant containing mandelic acid, and when I heard about people using Stridex (salycidic acid). I bought the Lume and found that it sorta worked but not 100% so I started using a stridex pad on my pits before applying the Lume. This actually works! Now if you wear an old shirt with BO baked onto it it might stink a bit but newer clothes that I didn't where when I had my BO problem it totally works! I think the acid creates a hostile environment for the bacteria to grow. I really hope this helps someone because it's changed my life!
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Question posted by Anonymous
Excessive push up exercise start my armpit smell..what happened ?
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Question posted by Tracy
I have suddenly started having armpit odour just on the left side would like some explanation for this
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Question posted by Anonymous
Predominance of type I 5alpha-reductase in apocrine sweat glands of patients with excessive or abnormal odour derived from apocrine sweat (osmidrosis).
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Question posted by Yep
I just keep seeing people writing down that they want to die and I can’t lie I’ve had those thoughts as well. I heard that some meds work - a girl tried Spirinolactone when all else failed. Others were prescribed antibiotics,etc. Dr Armpit is working hard to help us. We have to be patient though I know it hurts and it feels like we are the only ones struggling at times... We have to be strong and hope that we will find a cure!
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Question posted by Yep
I just keep seeing people writing down that they want to die and I can’t lie I’ve had those thoughts as well. I heard that some meds work - a girl tried Spirinolactone when all else failed. Others were prescribed antibiotics,etc. Dr Armpit is working hard to help us. We have to be patient though I know it hurts and it feels like we are the only ones struggling at times... We have to be strong and hope that we will find a cure!
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Question posted by Rachel
I am suffering from armpit odor since I was 12 years old. I believe the cause of my body odor is 1.) I only took shower every morning, apply deodorant then wash it off the next morning. I should have showered twice a day. My deodorant stayed on my shirts and they werent washed properly (even though they smell fresh!). So at the age of 26, no deodorants works for me anymore. 2.) I developed Hyperhidrosis due to excessive working out and it made my body odor worse regardless of weather. So I went to have BOTOX on both my armpit, and it only worked for a week for me. I started sweating again. I believe this is what made my body odor worse too. So long story short, I am now a suicidal person. I have tried vegan diet, pills, botox, every deodorant (wasted money!) and electro antiperspirant. nothing works anymore. I also tried antibiotic creams on my armpit and my body odor is now the worst. please save your money and time for yourself i tried all and nothing worked.
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Question posted by Raymond allen jett III
Hi I’m a professional dancer who studies at Montclair State University. I suffer from odor. With that being said I’m all out of options. I have tried many types of deodorants, soaps, anti bacterial topical solutions, diet changes including vegetarian, vegan, taking chlorophyll liquids and pills. I have also tried drysol, Botox, and even mira dry. This has effected me so much I’ve just dropped out of school and discontinued my dream of becoming a dancer. I’m not sure if your unable or just not able to offer help at this point but this is just me latching on to any type of hope. Please. Thankyou so much for reading this. Contact: jettraymond68@gmail.com 1(856)813-6169.
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Question posted by Riel
Does activated charcoal help in deodorizing your armpits?
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Question posted by Stephen thompson I
How many days without using deorant would it take,to change the bacteria on our armpits,would you still wash in this period or would you need to stop washing for a couple of days or more thank you
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