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What causes excessive sweating and foul smell in the arm pits ?

hello i am 21 my problem is that i sweat too much that gives a foul curd like smell from my arm pits what should i do??????? is it common.plz tell
Thu, 19 Jan 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi Preet, Welcome to HealthcareMagic Forum.
You are having Hyperhidrosis. You may want to get yourself examined by a Dermatologist to rule out the exact cause. You can apply Aluminium Chloride Hexahydrate solution to where you sweat more. Wear cotton and avoid Overexertion.

Wish you Good Health, Take Care.
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Dermatologist Dr. Gaurang Krishna's  Response
Keep the area dry. use talc, anti perspirants. wash the area thoroughly with soap twice daily. These measures will help you.
if the problem is not solved, then see adermatologist. The various options that you can discuss are, botox, gland resection etc
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Dermatologist Dr. Tanumay Raychaudhury's  Response
Hi Preet,

You may be having a condition called "bromhidrosis".

You also may be suffering from infections like corynebacteria that overpopulate your axillae. You need a Triclosan based soap, (Soapex) followed by a deodorant/talc, and cotton clothes.

You should be fine in a couple of weeks.
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