Underarm odor can be, and how depreciating it is for our confidence, and affect the basic way in which you interact with others, who don’t forget that negative trait, and might make it more difficult to make friends or meet a future spouse. But sometimes some people are not “aware” or just “being used to it” that they would not mind, or not self conscious. But I know we can’t blame them for what their body is made up of. People with underarm (and foot) odors carry a stigma of being unclean, but we know that being clean will control odor only for a very short period of time. Daily activities can affect how much we sweat as well as the specific fragrance a person emits. Although heredity plays a role in your sweat factor, so do others like diet, clothing material and fit/style, hygiene, and health. The true solution to the problem is: instead of masking the odor created by bacteria, instead of trying to inhibit the growth of bacteria by reducing the amount of sweat produced, or trying to treat the bacterial byproducts which cause odor, eliminate the bacteria which cause odor and you eliminate the odor. Many suggest that for excessive underarm odor, try using a mild solution of hydrogen peroxide (3%) – cheap, effective, widely available. Put a teaspoonful in a glass of water and wash the underarm. If that doesn’t work, increase the amount of peroxide. Personal body hygiene, such as showering daily with deodorant soap washes away many strong odors caused by severe sweating. Wearing cotton clothing and other natural fibers also allows the skin to breathe, solving some odor issues. There is also new synthetic fabric clothing, often found in sports stores, that wicks away sweat from the body, thus preventing or reducing odor. Food is also a factor as they create a distinct body aroma, just like alcohol and tobacco do; they release unpleasant smells from the skin and the breath.