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1. What is armpit odor and its causes?
The cause of armpit sweat is mainly sweat glands. Our sweat glands are divided into two types, small glands distributed throughout the body, responsible for eliminating waste products, with 99% water and 0.5% salt.
Large sweat glands are located under the skin, open in the pores, located in the armpits, vulva and eyebrows. This gland excretes a thick fluid containing lipids, proteins, and iron. It is these substances that are decomposed by bacteria, creating an unpleasant odor, called underarm odor.
There are also many causes of increased sweating under the armpits, most often people have a habit of eating spicy food, eating a lot of fat. Some people who are active in sports and work a lot also cause increased sweating. Excessive sweating accompanied by poor hygiene can easily cause infection and armpit odor.
2. Underarm odor greatly affects the psychology of patients
Underarm odor is not contagious, so it cannot be spread by body contact or by sharing clothes.
However, many people with underarm odor often do not self-treat properly, not only achieving the desired results but also can make the disease worse. Therefore, many elderly people suffer from the disease of being withdrawn, closed, and completely lost confidence in communication.
3. Can armpit odor be cured? Effective treatments?
Treatment of underarm odor with drugs Drugs that reduce sweating on the sympathetic nervous system, with fast, long-lasting effects but there are side effects. Botox injections to treat underarm odor are also effective, but can only be maintained for 6-8 months and are quite expensive.
Laser treatment This is a modern method, performing protein coagulation, affecting the sweat glands in the dermis. This method is expensive, has to be performed many times, but the treatment is fast, without surgery, without bleeding.
Laparoscopic surgery Endoscopic sweat gland removal is a simple method of treating underarm odor with low cost. Surgery to treat underarm odor is strictly indicated, so patients should be examined and consulted directly at reputable medical facilities, to avoid missing sweat glands and reduce unwanted complications.
Folk method Using ginger, alum, betel leaf not rubbed into the armpit... is the most economical and simplest way to reduce underarm odor. However, this method does not cure the root of the disease, but only temporarily. In addition, some young people use an armpit spray or roll to help limit sweat in the armpit.
4. Effective folk remedies for underarm odor
Alcohol To prevent underarm odor, you can lightly apply a little alcohol or mix alcohol with water to wash your armpits every day.
Hydrogen peroxide Mix a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide in a cup of water, stir well, then dip a clean towel in this solution and apply it to your armpits, keep it for 30 minutes.
Lemon juice Cut a lemon in half and rub it gently on your armpits, you can squeeze fresh lemon juice and apply it to your armpits after bathing. You can use an absorbent towel or dilute it with water to spray evenly.
Apple Cider Vinegar Put a little apple cider vinegar in a bowl, soak a cotton ball to wipe the armpits for 2-3 minutes and then take a shower. Do it twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed for a few weeks to see an improvement.
Tomatoes Crush or grind tomatoes, mix the juice into a bucket of water to bathe. Do it once a day to reduce body odor. You can combine drinking 1-2 glasses of tomato juice per day.
Baby talcum powder Lightly apply talcum powder to the armpits, the scent of the powder will reduce odors, and at the same time limit sweating very well.
Baking soda Mix a teaspoon of baking soda with lemon juice and apply it on your armpits, keep it for 30 minutes and then shower again.
Rose water Spray rose water on the underarms every day to eliminate odors or mix with bath water every day.
It is possible to overcome underarm odor effectively with folk therapy or to treat it thoroughly with surgery.
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