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  • Writer's pictureDr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam

Underarm Smell - Natural Home Remedies

Dealing with underarm odor can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing. However, there are several natural home remedies that can help you manage this common issue effectively.

Understanding the Cause

The primary cause of underarm odor is the breakdown of sweat by bacteria on the skin. This can be influenced by various factors including diet, clothing, and hygiene habits.

Effective Natural Remedies

Here are some natural remedies that can help reduce underarm odor:

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

This kitchen staple is known for its antibacterial properties, which can help neutralize odor-causing bacteria. Simply apply it to the underarms with a cotton ball after showering.

  • Baking Soda

Baking soda is excellent for absorbing moisture and neutralizing odors. Create a paste with water and apply it to the underarms.

  • Lemon Juice

Lemon juice can lower the skin’s pH level, making it less hospitable for bacteria. Rub a lemon wedge on your underarms before bathing.

  • Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains lauric acid, which can help eliminate bacteria. Apply a small amount to your underarms post-shower.

  • Witch Hazel

Witch hazel acts as a natural astringent, helping to reduce sweat production. Use a cotton ball to apply it to your underarms.

Additional Tips

  • Be consistent with the use of these remedies for the best results.

  • Maintain good hygiene by washing your underarms daily.

  • Opt for clothing made from breathable fabrics like cotton.

  • Consider modifying your diet to avoid foods that may contribute to body odor.

Seeking Medical Advice

If these remedies do not lead to improvement, or if you experience excessive sweating, it’s advisable to consult a doctor for further evaluation.

By exploring these natural remedies, you can find a solution that works best for you, ensuring comfort and confidence in your daily life.

Dr. Karuturi Subrahmanyam, MD, FRCP (London), FACP (USA)

Internal Medicine Specialist

Kify Hospital



Phone : 85000 23456


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