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Towards a bacterial treatment for armpit malodour

Chris Callewaert (UGent) , Jo Lambert (UGent) and Tom Van de Wiele (UGent)
(2017) EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY. 26(5). p.388-391
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Axillary malodour is a frustrating condition for many people. It can lead to significant discomforts and various psychological effects. The underarm microbiome plays a major role in axillary malodour formation. Not only the bacteria on the epidermis, but also and especially those living in the sweat glands, sweat pores and hair follicles play a pivotal role in malodour development. To treat underarm malodour, this viewpoint article envisions a bacterial treatment. Replacing the autochthonous malodour-causing microbiome with a non-odour-causing microbiome, through an armpit bacterial transplantation or direct application of probiotics/non-odour-causing bacteria, could resolve the condition. Selective steering of the microbiome with prebiotics, biochemicals or plant extracts can likewise greatly help in improving the underarm odour. Elimination/inhibition of the bad bugs and application/stimulation of the good bugs will be part of the future treatment for axillary body odour.
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armpit, body odour, microbiome, probiotics, transplantation, MICROBIOME, GLANDS

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Callewaert, Chris, Jo Lambert, and Tom Van de Wiele. 2017. “Towards a Bacterial Treatment for Armpit Malodour.” Experimental Dermatology 26 (5): 388–391.
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Callewaert, C., Lambert, J., & Van de Wiele, T. (2017). Towards a bacterial treatment for armpit malodour. EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY, 26(5), 388–391.
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Callewaert C, Lambert J, Van de Wiele T. Towards a bacterial treatment for armpit malodour. EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY. 2017;26(5):388–91.
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Callewaert, Chris, Jo Lambert, and Tom Van de Wiele. “Towards a Bacterial Treatment for Armpit Malodour.” EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY 26.5 (2017): 388–391. Print.
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  abstract     = {Axillary malodour is a frustrating condition for many people. It can lead to significant discomforts and various psychological effects. The underarm microbiome plays a major role in axillary malodour formation. Not only the bacteria on the epidermis, but also and especially those living in the sweat glands, sweat pores and hair follicles play a pivotal role in malodour development. To treat underarm malodour, this viewpoint article envisions a bacterial treatment. Replacing the autochthonous malodour-causing microbiome with a non-odour-causing microbiome, through an armpit bacterial transplantation or direct application of probiotics/non-odour-causing bacteria, could resolve the condition. Selective steering of the microbiome with prebiotics, biochemicals or plant extracts can likewise greatly help in improving the underarm odour. Elimination/inhibition of the bad bugs and application/stimulation of the good bugs will be part of the future treatment for axillary body odour.},
  author       = {Callewaert, Chris and Lambert, Jo and Van de Wiele, Tom},
  issn         = {0906-6705},
  journal      = {EXPERIMENTAL DERMATOLOGY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {5},
  pages        = {388--391},
  title        = {Towards a bacterial treatment for armpit malodour},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/exd.13259},
  volume       = {26},
  year         = {2017},
}

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