(Closed) anyone else with smelly underarms?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
496 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 1993

JerNCher:  This totally sucks!!! Does the certain dri help you with the odor? If so then keep using it. I use Degree.  It helps with odor and wetness.  Maybe you should try to ventalate your arms.  Yeah sounds weird hu? But if you keep your arms close to you because you are affraid of the odor it will actually make it worse because now you are trapping the odor.  I change deodorants ever so often too.  I feel like sometimes your body gets used to it and stops working. BUT then once I go back to degree it works again.

Also, I heard men’s deorderant works! I’ve never tried it but they say it stays on longer.  Just make sure it says antiperspirant and deodorant.

Post # 3
2134 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I have this issue personally. For the longest time I have been using “Ban” brand deodorant sticks. Not clinical strength or anything expensive. Actually it was one of the cheapest ones at walmart, and I still swear by it. I can DEFINITELY tell what days I forgot to apply it. I’ve also been trying a 48 hour kind from the brand Mitchum and have been pretty impressed by it so far. I tried secret clinical strength back when I was in middle school and I thought it worked “ok-ish.” I guess everybody is different, but I swear by powder fresh Ban deodorant.

Post # 4
2073 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

You can get botox injected into your underarm sweat glands to reduce perspiration. I’d imagine that it would help with the odor as well. Have you tried layering the CertainDri and Secret Clinical?  I always buy unscented deodorant because I don’t want the smells on top of my own BO.  Baby powder under your armpits could help absorb the moisture as well.  

Post # 5
331 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

JerNCher:  I actually get botox injections in my armpits. It helps with reducing the sweating by 90% which allows the deodarant to take effect on the smelly aspects.

Post # 6
667 posts
Busy bee

JerNCher:  I don’t have this problem with my underarms, but definitely with my feet. I have tried using a new clean washcloth for my feet only & cleaning my shoes with alcohol.  I think I definitely sweat more when my body comes in contact with sweat germs. For example, rewearing a dirty shirt. I’m not saying you’re wearing dirty clothes,  but at times I find I need to extra clean my clothes. in short, I think there may be certain bacteria on your body that is causing the stink. I suggest you should try to kill it.

Post # 7
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Okay I should probaby go anon for this but I’m just going to get real with you girls. I had been having a problem all year where deoderant just stopped working for me. Like I’m freshly showered, apply deoderant… 3 hours later I smelled like BO. It was making me horribly self conscious! If I switched brands the new deoderant and/or antipersperant would work for a few days and then quit again. I tried secret clinical, mitchum, dove, toms of maine… you name it, it didn’t work on me.

Anyways, I’m using a 3 step approach now and it has completely solved the problem! Step 1: Wipe down underarms with “No Bump” right after a shower (I think rubbing alcohol would work as well, it kills the bacteria) Step 2: Use the Crystal Deoderant stick (this creates an inhospitible environment for the bacteria) Step 3: I also layer on some LaVanilla deoderant just because I think it smells heavenly, but I think it’s optional. The main point is to kill that bacteria dead, because that’s what causes the stink factor. 

Post # 9
1194 posts
Bumble bee

Try goldbond or baby powder on your armpits. My bf has this problem too and those really work for him

Post # 10
323 posts
Helper bee

I second using Ban. It works so much better than everything else for me. I like the shower fresh stick the best. 

Post # 11
2974 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i don’t have a serious problem with b.o., unless i’ve been sweating a lot, but just to echo a few suggestions:

-certain-dri helps a lot with sweating

-crystal deodorant has worked really well for me in the past. but most crystal deodorant are just that: deodorants. they’re not anti-perspirants, so you’d need to use an antiperspirant on top of it.

-sometimes if i’m feeling kinda sweaty and gross, i’ll rub a bit of foot powder under my arms.

Post # 12
356 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I have a friend who has to rotate deoderants because they will just stop working. I don’t know the reasoning behind it, but as long as she changes pretty frequently she doesn’t seem to have problems.

I hope you get it figured out…this has to be really frustrating for you. :/

Post # 13
1367 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

JerNCher:  It won’t help with the sweat, but eating a lot more fruit, especially citrus, might help with the stinkiness.

Post # 14
554 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I would try Drysol. It helps with wetness.  Then wear deodorant on your wedding day. Drysol stops sweat. It’s serious stuff. You seriously won’t be sweating.  You may need to go to the pharmacist to get it but it doesn’t need a prescription.  

Post # 15
726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I had a friend once with a similar issue. He went to a doctor and received shots in his armpits. It worked super well for him.

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