I Have Sweaty Armpits With Smell?

Patient

Q: Dr. I have sweaty arm pits with an order. In extreme heat I suffer with wet armpits with having to change my clothes often. Is there a remedy without having go to the extreme?

Doctor

A:   Sweaty armpits is a normal phenomenon and the amount one perspires is different from person to person. Usually sweat has no odor but the bacteria in the armpit proliferate in the presence of sweat and cause the distinct odor. Remember to keep the armpit area clean and using an anti-perspirant deodorant will be useful in your case.

Related Q&A

Q: Hi, I have a skin rash/hives on my scalp, the back of my neck and ocassionally on the middle of my back since one an...

Q: I used the neti pot with batteries (force) for my nasal, it went straight up and came out the other side. But now I f...

Q: Had sore inside of nose, whenever scab would be removed it would bleed something terrible. I was at the dr. for anoth...

Q: I ordered a sofa off of the internet and i wouldnt receive it until February so I rented a couch from Rentacenter abo...

Q: I get nauseous if I have fluid/food in my stomach (or if bowels not empty) ... but only when I bend over/lift/move st...

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews