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History of surgeries for kidney. Have underarm odor. Worried about lymphoma

I have a question regarding a recent problem with under arm odor. I have always used, Dry Idea which eliminated any kind of odor however, in the past 2 years I have had multiple surgeries ( kidney 2010-2012) and I wonder if the issues isn t due to all the medication I had been on. Not just the IV s but also antibiotics and/or pain meds etc. I hate to worry that it could be a glandular issue more serious like Lymphoma etc but I bathe everday and scrub those armpits but notice this odor throughout the day. I me embarrassed and unsure how to proceed. As I have just showered this morning, it smells like soap with an underlying odor. UGH
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to Healthcare Magic.

As per your query you had history of surgeries for kidney and have underarm odor.
It is a common phenomenon in all the persons to have sweating all over body but specifically at underarms site due to presence of bacteria we get kind of body odor. Now it depends form person to person according to the sweat secreted and the maintenance of the hygiene. If the sweat is secreted in higher amount or the hygiene is not proper then it leads to the typical body odor. It also depends on the type of diet consumed.

For the betterment kindly follow the suggestions below:
-wear cotton clothes and cotton undergarments.
- -change clothes two time a day.
-Do simple cold compressions multiple time a day initially and then two time.
stay away from heat and humidity.
- do not consume food with garlic or onions or related food items.
use antiperspirant powders at underarms.

there is no correlatin of lymphoma in this condition so rest asured about this condition.

Hope these information will help.

"With good health wishes"

Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology & STDs)
Answered: Wed, 24 Jul 2013
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