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Question posted by Linda
Hi Dr. Armpit in one of yours answers you mentioned "hormones" as being one of the 4 possible pathways to BO. What are the other three? Btw if you have a smelly armpit but non smelly feet, is it not easier to use your feet sweat and bacteria to inoculate the armpit? Given it's your own sweat would it not have a higher chance of succeeding?
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Question posted by 3bon3 qu33n
@Lola: It's not immediate, unfortunately. I was only on it for one month, so not enough time to be effective. They say it can take anywhere from six weeks to three months for effectiveness. I also forgot to mention it will mess with your menstrual cycle. If you are seriously considering it, do your research and consult with trusted doctors. But, again very harsh on the body and high risk. Best of luck!
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Question posted by nika
hi i have a queastion regarding armpit transplant. you said that some people got their body odor back after the treatment. why did this happen?
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Question posted by MeMyselfAndI
Hi! I would like to try to make my own smelly armpits smell nice with sweat of a family member. How do I do this safely? I read something about cleaning your armpits first with alcohol etc, but what is the etc? And how do I apply the sweat of a family member? Thanks!
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Question posted by Lola
Thanks for the detailed info!! I can also say Lume didn’t work for me. Thanks also for the caution.. But I have a question- Did the spirolactone at least work while you were on it? Or did it not?
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Question posted by 3bon3 qu33n
Spironolactone: Use with extreme caution! Most doctors are hesitant or will outright refuse to prescribe it, and for good reasons. This drug is generally used for people who have had CONGENITIVE HEART FAILURE. It is potassium sparing and a diuretic as well. Although it is an anti-androgen, it comes with high risk, black labelled and severe side effects. I ended up with a massive body rash and itching for a week. I had to go through several doctors before I finally got a YES. I did a follow-up with my GP and he refused to refill the prescription for fear of my life. Lume Deodorant: Save your $$$. It doesn't work for bromhidrosis. If anything, it will exacerbate the odour making you a real life Pepe Le Pew (skunk). Furthermore, this was not developed by a dermatologist or endocrinologist-it was a gynecologist who developed Lume-it's more geared to the genital area (although it claims you can use it for the body). Dr. Armpit: if you suffer from a hormonal imbalance due to PCOS/Fibroids which makes you more androgen prevalent, does this also affect the bacteria development/breakdown of the armpits? I know that Staphylococcus is more common in males and causes more of a stench. Would the two be connected?
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Question posted by Wondering
I also want to try the Spironolactone. I have an appointment with a GP next week and I'm hoping they'll consider prescribing it to me, so that I can at least try it. I heard also that endocrinologists are the ones who can prescribe it but you have to do blood tests (like potassium,etc.). Crossing my fingers!
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Question posted by jay
i want to try spironolactone too
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Question posted by jay
lume deodorant is not effective i tried lume but not effective..
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Question posted by jay
my problem here is bromidrophobia
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Question posted by Mother
Hello, So OK, I am 34 year old woman who has this problem. I will never get used on it, but I do my best. Not to mention it impacts my everyday life. But, I am so sad because I have noticed that my 7,5 year old daughter has the exact same problem. I want to help her so desperately. I don't want her to go through all the situations I've been to. I was wondering if antibacterial treatment would help at all? Thanks a lot for your effort
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Question posted by mic
not a question but i just wanted to say that even in my dreams i am scared to be near people
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Question posted by Confused
To Kia and Rhonlee, does the Spironolactone still work for your onion BO? I am still hesitant to try it because of the side effects. But is it still effective for you? Thanks in advance.
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Question posted by c. geldtmeijer
how can I remove smelly bacteria from my sensitive clothes? I can't wash them warmer of use a bleach. Can I soak them in alcohol? will that help?
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Question posted by beth
Dear Dr.Armpit. Thank you so much for your thorough and creative approach to malodour, and for giving myself and other B.O sufferers courage to go on after facing so many disappointments. I have some questions regarding the experiment using bacterial transplantion. Obviously, you would get the best results if the whole process was supervised by a team of trained scientists, but if I was to do some experimenting on my own, how would I go forward with this? Would rubbing my armpits with my sweeter-smelling mother og sister`s (not twin) sweaty t-shirts do? How "fresh" should this sweat be? You also mentioned another possibility in an earlier post in this Q&A; rubbing some of one`s own sweat from less smelly body parts with apocrine sweat glands, into the armpits. Could this actually work, and which parts are most likely to provide the required amount of "good" bacteria needed, if you were to take a guess? All the best, Beth
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Question posted by bodyodor777
Hi Dr Armpit, I have a new idea of how to make body odor gone ,because bad bacteria on skin causes body odor, why don't we remove the skin on our armpit by surgery method.I got this idea from the doctor that I met many years ago.He talked to me about this method but he wasn't sure about the result.So, what do you think about it?
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Question posted by Ajah
Hello, I saw your Ted talk. I have BO and deodorant is not helping. It started to get really bad about 10 years ago in my early twenties. Any help would be awesome.
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Question posted by loren
Lume Deodorant for Underarms & Private Parts Question posted by No more stink!! Have you tried Lume Deodorant for Underarms and Private Parts? This stuff is amazingly eeffective. Clinically proven aluminum free formula. It’s basically a lotion that you rub in with your fingertips the first few days and magic! The inventor talks about how BO sticks to aluminum and wax in madmade fabrics and how to get that out. You can use it anywhere. www.lumedeodorant.com check it out.
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Question posted by zach
Beste, Mijn zoon heeft enorm veel last van overmatig en zeer slechtgeurend okselzweet. Zowel hijzelf als ik hebben er al vanalles over opgezocht om dit te verbeteren, tot nog toe zonder resultaat. Ik zag deze week het interview bij Gert late night en zijn zeer geïnteresseerd in de testen met proefpersonen. Wat zou een oplossing van dit probleem veel betekenen ! We hopen op een reactie. Alvast bedankt.
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Question posted by james
looking for solution
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