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I have done a lot of things in my life and have also worked in many different jobs to make a living and to experience life. This blog is just some of my musings, sometimes funny, sometimes inspirational, sometimes sad, sometimes angry, sometimes simple but all the time, it's just me.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Smelly Armpits

When I get stressed, my armpit odour is quite bad . . . bad enough that I can smell it too.

So, I went and search if there was research on smell armpits and sure enough there are a quite a few.

Some which another friend of mine with a similar problem should be aware of.

Quite a number of websites have written about it being a sign of breast cancer.

"Keep a close watch on your armpits and earwax ladies - if your armpits stink, and if you have sticky earwax, it might be a sign of breast cancer. Wet, sticky earwax might not be easily noticed, but most people can't miss unpleasant body odors," said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal, As it turns out, the type of ear wax one has is linked to a gene that leads to bad odors from one's armpit. These may become lifesaving clues to the early detection and treatment of breast cancer."

It is not wide spread, but there is also such a thing a male breast cancer but I checked and there are no lumps. Phew!!

Almost all people have underarm sweating while doing some heavy physical work and exercise, axillary hyperhidrosis occurs even in normal conditions.

However, under stress and anxiety, this condition may increase considerably.

So, okay, looks like there is some stress and anxiety that is causing my smelly armpits.

But then again, maybe it is not stress, anxiety or breast cancer.

Anyways, such is life . . . too bad if you have to smell by bad BO sometimes, I am doing my best to control it.

Take care and be well.


Ser said...

Really...smelly armpits leads to cancer...breast cancer?

Nil said...

Apparently so, I saw the same comments in a few webpages when searhing about smelly armpits.