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I have spots under my armpits and my body odour is getting

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I have spots under my armpits and my body odour is getting stronger even though I shower every day.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.

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you need to see a doctor and get your hormone levels checked.

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your thyroid and testosterone levels to see if these are normal.

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also AM cortisol and ACTH levels.

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excessive hormones can sometimes cause excessive body odor.

Customer: What can I do to clear the spots
Dr. David :

the spots could be from clogged sweat glands

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or they could be coming from hormone changes.

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you still need to see a GP doctor and get an examination and blood testing.

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have you tried to use a scrubber or loofah type sponge on your arm pits as well?

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are you using antiperspirant/deodorant under your arm pits twice daily

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also if you have excessive moisture under your arm pits using corn starch based baby powder can help dry up the area as much as possible and cut down on odor.

Customer: No but I will try the loofah I used an antiperspirant but have tried different ones they seem to irritate the skin this was really bad when I used a roll on one
Dr. David :

you can try secret clinical strength for women.

Dr. David :

which is a strong one which might work better for you

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best of luck to you

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let me know if you have other questions

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don't forget to see a doctor and get testing and talk about this problem.

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there are treatments like botox injections into the sweat glands to decrease how much sweat is coming out.

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