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Preventing Underarm Odor

Underarm odor can be embarrassing for anyone, but if you have trouble getting rid of it, that can be even worse. There are many ways to control underarm odor, find the one that works for you. This is a guide about preventing underarm odor.

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June 25, 2013 Flag
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After many months of this embarrassing problem, I got the idea to try hand sanitizer. Not only did the sanitizer stop the odor immediately, after a week's use the odor has not returned.

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May 6, 2013 Flag
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I have discovered the best kept secret for eliminating underarm odor. It is organic virgin coconut oil. I cook with it as well because it is very nutritious. I have always needed a strong anti-perspirant, but no more. And coconut oil doesn't stain your clothing. I am amazed. It is also anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-fungal. I order mine online because it is much cheaper that way.

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March 27, 2014 Flag

Underarm sweat only smells because of the bacteria that grows there. If you use an antibacterial soap (I use one called Safeguard), you won't need to apply deodorant as well.

November 28, 2010 Flag
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I've tried everything for my underarm odor, to no avail. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've tried baking soda, lime, and lemon juice. This problem is very embarrassing and its starting to make me feel depressed!

By Tina

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January 18, 20160 found this helpful

Do you drink this? If so how much and where do you find it?

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May 8, 20160 found this helpful

Arm & Hammer Natural deodorant works well because it has triclosan in it. It's toxic, so be leary. It kills bacteria. Same thing that is in anti-bacterial soap. I would only use the Arm & Hammer on occasion to kill stubborn smells.

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August 6, 20160 found this helpful

Hi. I suffered from armpit odor since elementary school. Just recently I finally got it controlled. I'm 31 years old. I had a regime. I would scrubbed my armpits in the shower, like 3 times. Due to old deodorant residue. Then I would put hand sanitizer. It will sting, please blow. Then hydrogen peroxide. Bacintracin. Then my arrid or degree deodorant. Then finally a splash of peeixidr over the deodorant.. it's what helped. But then it started itching due to over drying. Finally I went to the dermatologist and confessed my regime. They prescribed me Clindamycin phosphate topical solution. I'm using that now. And it's a SUCCESS! I been using it for 3 days, with my degree of Sheer Powder, OMGOSH, MY ARMPITS smell amazing! ! I can't stop sniffing myself! Thank you God! It's an emotional moment.

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March 24, 2016 Flag
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I'm 16 and I had a baby about a month and a half ago and ever since then my armpits stink really badly. Nothing works. I shower everyday and sometimes more than once and nothing works. I have tried using everything I possibly could. I need help.

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March 25, 20160 found this helpful

Look it up on webmd. You might have a chemical deficiency due to your recent birth. They will be able to give you facts. PS: I do know if your scent smells like pennies, you need copper. Trace minerals keep us going so if you need some, webmd.com will tell you. Good luck!!

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March 25, 20160 found this helpful

Try antibacterial hand soap on underarms for 2 weeks

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February 11, 2013 Flag
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Underarm odor (aka Bromhidrosis and Erythrasma) is caused by a bacteria that adheres to your hair follicles and skin and when the (odorless) sweat comes into contact with the bacteria on your armpits, the odor begins! Ewww!

Below is what I do to keep my Bromhidrosis under control and I hope that it will help you too! It seems like a lot to do, but it really isn't and don't you want to smell better?

Steps:

  1. Once a week (on Fri or Sat nights), I pour 4 capfuls of bleach (yes bleach), 4 pumps of Softsoap Clean Protection, and 1/2 cup of warm water into a "special plastic bowl" and stir!

    I use bleach because soap alone DOES NOT remove the dirt and bacteria.
  2. I soak half of white washcloth in the mixture and I scrub both armpits and the back of my arms like crazy! I repeat with the other half of the towel on the other armpit!

    I use a white wash cloth to make sure that the dirt and bacteria is being removed. You won't believe the dirt and the odor that will come off of your skin onto the towel. Rub your armpits to see how smooth they are afterwards and you'll see.
  3. After washing off the mixture with warm water, I apply some Softsoap Clean Protection under both armpits and I then shave both armpits.

    I shave after steps 1-2 because if you shave first, the bleach will burn like crazy right?
  4. Wipe your armpits off with warm water and a non-fading towel and dry them both off.
  5. I normally do these steps on the weekend only. I also shave my armpits with Soft Soap Clean Protection every three days to get rid of the sprouting infected fine hair and to keep the bacteria ridden follicles from appearing and causing the stinky odor!

During the week (every night for me)

After taking a bath (at night), I dry off both armpits, and I apply Desitin (yes, the baby diaper rash cream) under both of my armpits, put on a cotton T-shirt and jump in the bed. You'll get used to the smell of the Desitin.

If you shower in the morning, just be sure to rub the Desitin in completely and blot it with a paper towel to remove any excess cream, and also give the smell a little time to wear off before getting dressed.

March 4, 2011 Flag
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I shower everyday and use deodorant, but the odor is still there. What should I do to remove the odor? Please help me.

By Troy

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April 8, 20110 found this helpful

I found if I drink a lot of water it clears up. The things that will cause odor is under arm deodorant and medication as well as tight clothing. You need to sweat and drink a lot of water to flush out the things that cause the odor. Good luck and God bless you.

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April 20, 20110 found this helpful

Try a mens brand deodorant, it works better than womans.

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June 5, 20110 found this helpful

It's a stubborn yeast infection. I had the same problem, in both armpits and in the pubic hair. I am pretty sure I got it from having sex with a person who had the same problem, I never had it before.

A dermatologist confirmed that it is yeast, but his medicine never did work very well. But I did find a solution. Just go to the drugstore, no prescription required. Buy a tube of Miconzaole Nitrate vaginal cream (women use this for yeast infections), and a tube of Neosporin (the store brand is Triple Antibiotic, and this works fine, as well). Squeeze out a one inch ribbon of each one and mix them together. Spread on the smelly area. You will find that the odor goes away quickly. Use it twice a day for a week or so. You should have a good period of no smell. I do find that I need to repeat the treatment occasionally.

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March 3, 2016 Flag
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I've tried a lot of anti-perspirant, deodorants, alum/deodorant crystal, and natural remedies like lemon and baking soda, but it seems like they all don't help prevent my underarm odor. What should I do? I am so confused. I am using vinegar and it works for me as of now. But are there any other products or ways I should use or try? Thank you.

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March 5, 20160 found this helpful

Perhaps research the cause of strong body odour? For instance, some people love to eat garlic and the aroma oozes out of their pores.

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December 23, 2014 Flag
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I don't sweat so much, but the little armpit sweat that comes into contact with my clothes in the armpit area makes them smell so bad. Even when there is no odor in the armpit area, the armpit side of my clothes still smells. I'm able to control armpit odor, but the scent coming off my clothes smells pungent.

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October 20, 2009 Flag
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I hope someone can help me. I have a 6 year old daughter who has recently started to have a bad underarm odor. What can I do? I have thought about using a deodorant but I am afraid she is too young?

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