What causes strange body odour emission from axilla?
Measure that you may try for reducing body odor
Hello. Thank you for writing to us
I am dr.kakkar(dermatologist).
I have gone through your query and i have noted your concern.
Body odor is commonly due to bacterial action on human sweat.
Axilla is a very common site for foul body odor in many people due to bacterial action on retained sweat and triming of axillary hair can help a lot by reducing sweat retention and consequent bacterial action.
Obviously it does not seem to be a hygiene issue in your case.
You can try a few measures e.g
An antiseptic body wash e.g chlorhexidine soap for bath Or 0.5 cup household bleach (6% sodium hypochlorite) in a standard bath tub would help in reducing bacterial action on sweat by reducing flora
You may try an antiperspirant lotion/solution e.g drysol (contains aluminium chloride hexahydrate 20%) over affected areas to see if that helps.
Hope this helps