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#1 of 4 Old 07-12-2010, 09:42 AM - Thread Starter
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Has anyone dealt with this? It's been almost 4 months, and I'm usually a person who can go without any deodorant at all. I've tried rubbing alcohol after a shower, using natural deodorant, using Sure (ick!), wearing only cotton shirts... doesn't matter--I still stink (and on one side more than the other, oddly). Sometimes, I can't even get it to go away from the shower. I scrubbed and scrubbed last night, and finally got the smell to go away with some post-shower hydrogen peroxide.

Is there anything that can help? Homeopathic remedies? Supplements? Help me!

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Hi - I see you posted this question quite a while ago, so I'd love to see if there was ever any resolution to your problem.  I am online searching for answers because I have the EXACT same problem you were dealing with last year.  My baby just turned 3 mos old, and I am totally perplexed by this sudden onset of body odor.  I've never had it before in my life, and it is definitely stronger on my left side. 


I will continue searching for answers.  If you found any last year, please pass them along!  Thanks!

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I had the same situation, same pp time. I can't remember exactly when it stopped, but it did! My DD is 13 months now, and I've been back to my non-stinky self for a while, months for sure. So you probably don't have to worry about being permanently stinky. smile.gif it is interesting though. I wonder what causes it.
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Ooh, thank you! I'm so looking forward to not being stinky anymore! I'm also losing my hair and breaking out, so it all must be hormonal. Lovely!
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