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General Medicine General Surgery

Indian Doctors Network posted a case

11 months ago

Armpit Hair Infection

Courtesy: Livescience

You think you have body odor issues? This guy had been suffering from weird body odor for four years. He also said there was a creamy yellow-ish substance on his armpits. Turns out, the odor was caused by the bacteria Corynebacterium tenuis, which affects hair shafts. He had to shave off his armpit hair and treat the area with aluminium chloride. The odor disappeared after several weeks.

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