To treat the bad smell of the armpits there are several therapeutic methods . The treatment must be chosen for the lifestyle of the person and the diet , because the treatments do not fit all the people. In some cases it is important to consider genetic factors .
Steps to eliminate bad odor from the armpits
– Prepare an infusion with thyme leaves or rosemary and apply in the armpits
– Mix vinegar with alcohol and apply after bathing with a cloth
– Mix a tablespoon of baking soda with the liquid of a lemon and apply after bathing
– Wash the armpits at least twice a day with antibacterial soap.
– Use antiperspirant deodorant to reduce underarm sweat.
– Shave the hairs from the armpits to eliminate bacteria and dry sweat that adhere to them.
– Attention to diet (eat fiber-rich products) -> Fruits, vegetables and whole grains
– Treat skin problems that may perpetuate the smell, such as mycosis.
– Definitive elimination of hair from the armpits.
In extreme cases:
– Use of topical antibiotics in the armpits, such as clindamycin or erythromycin .
– Liposuction for the removal of the apocrine glands of the armpit.
– Laser treatment of the apocrine glands.
Factors that contribute to the bad smell of the armpits
– The type and amount of bacteria present on the skin.
– Excess sweat.
– Poor personal hygiene.
– Mycosis in the armpits.
– Excessive consumption of some foods, such as onion, curry, garlic or pepper .
– Excessive alcohol consumption.
– Antibiotics such as penicillin.
What is the cause of the bad smell of the armpits?
Sweat in the armpits is an odorless liquid, produced by the sweat glands called eccrine and apocrine .
The eccrine glands are the most common, 99% of these glands are composed of water and 1% of mineral salts such as sodium chloride and urea. Its main function of this gland is to control the temperature of the body.
The apocrine glands are specifically in the armpits, groin, around the nipples and anus. These glands appear between 8 and 14 years of age and produce a kind of fatty sweat, which has no function of controlling body temperature , therefore generates bad odor.
Note: If your armpit is dark, know the home remedies to clarifyin a short time.