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Preventing Underarm Odor

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.

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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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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.

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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!

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November 28, 2010

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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March 4, 2011

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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October 20, 2017

Every time I put on deodorant I sweat and I have a sweaty smell. I have been having this trouble for a while. Does anybody know of any remedies or something?


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October 20, 20170 found this helpful
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Mitchum makes a great antiperspirant that controls wetness and odor. Illness or foods can make you have an odor, as do medications. Think if anything has changed in the last few months.

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October 8, 2017

I need solutions. I have been having really bad underarm odor for a really long time now. I have used a baking soda and lemon juice mix, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, and a whole lot of homemade remedies. The list goes on and on. It has gotten to the point where I'm so depressed about it because I'm in high school and it's embarrassing walking around with stinky armpits.

Anybody that has some tips that can help me please let me know because it will be very much appreciated. Thank you.

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October 11, 20170 found this helpful
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They sell natural deodorants available that you could use. I currently use a natural deodorant that works for me and also my fiancé. :)

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October 20, 2009

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?

By maggie4 from Montgomery, IL

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October 20, 20090 found this helpful

Why don't you call her pediatrician's office? We can call and talk to a nurse, and if she needs to, she'll talk to the doctor. They might have a suggestion for you without an office visit. Best of luck!

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October 20, 20090 found this helpful

I use vinegar after bath. It works. Nothing else is needed, good luck.

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October 20, 20090 found this helpful

Some parents who have noticed body odor in their very young children report that switching to organic milk seemed to eliminate the problem. They questioned if the growth hormone rBST (that is given to cows), was responsible for causing the situation. Certainly, there are two schools of thought on that. You can get more information on rBST at en.wikipedia.org/.../Bovine_somatotropin.
Bathing daily, wearing clothes that breathe (cotton or wool) and drinking plenty of water might help. You might consider a natural deodorant. Crystal Body Deodorant is modestly priced and available at most drugstores.
I agree that it is always good to check with a doctor if you have a concern about your child. All the best to you and your little one!

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October 21, 20090 found this helpful

Body odour is caused by bacteria - wash well every day with soap and water to get rid of bacteria (we all have bacteria). If you are concerned about using something dangerous on your daughter, you can water down apple cider vinegar 1:5 with water, put it in a spray bottle and apply to discourage the growth of bacteria (I use it as a deodorant because I don't approve of blocking pores with aluminum). For the first 5 minutes you can smell the vinegar, but it goes away quickly after that. Does your daughter eat a lot of chicken? The growth hormone used in chicken brings on maturity early - this may be part of the problem. You can try to buy biodynamic chicken if you can afford it, or perhaps cut down if this is part of your problem. Good luck

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I had a real problem & tried many different things, but the only stuff that worked was really strong anti-antiperspirant. I hated using it, cause it's more crap we are putting on our skin & polluting our bodies. Some time after this, I started seeing a new doctor & he started treating me for candida over-growth. This did the trick. Candida is a bacteria & it causes many different skin issues, not to mention internal stuff. When we get the starts of a cold, with sore throat & what not, a lot of the times is candida setting up housekeeping in our sinus' & throat, & antibiotics only make the problem worse. Vinegar can kill it, but it's not long lasting & candida is very adaptable. Unfortunately for us.

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Are there any changes in her diet? Is she getting a lot of garlic or curry in her food? If her doctor cannot find anything wrong I would get a natural deodorant at a health food store.

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October 22, 20090 found this helpful

We have used the after shower powder when my daughter experienced early maturity and found that to be helpful so that she did not start using deodorants too soon.

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October 22, 20090 found this helpful

Try using organic/natural deodorant. Tom's worked on my niece who also had the same problem.

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October 22, 20090 found this helpful

I would look on webmd but if her underarms smell like a penny, she is losing copper. Perhaps vitamins, or talking to your doctor will help.

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October 22, 20090 found this helpful

I would call or take her to her pediatrician. Six seems awful young to be having underarm odor.

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September 14, 2010

Does anyone have underarm odor that doesn't seem to go away? No matter how may times you shower/bathe, and no matter how many different deodorants you use?

By Gizzy from St. Louis, MO

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December 23, 2014

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 do have armpit odor sometimes and rotten burps too. I'm able to control armpit odor, but the scent coming off my clothes smells pungent. Any help is appreciated. I have been to dermatologists but no help! I tried antiperspirants too.

By John Eric

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March 24, 2016

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 3, 2016

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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October 19, 2014

Our son exercises and then he has a cat urine odor when he's done.

By Jean

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January 30, 2013

Armpit odor is not only embarrassing but may be difficult to get under control. This is a page about remedies for armpit odor.

Man with an armpit stain.

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October 19, 2010

My armpit smells badly. Please help me.

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May 30, 2010

I have really bad underarm odor. I am very active, eat healthy, and am in high school. I have had this odor for a long time. Please help.

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