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How to treat axillary osmidrosis

How to treat axillary osmidrosis

Sihaiwang: whether men or women have armpit odor is a very embarrassing thing, others avoid it, adding to their social troubles. So is there an effective way to treat axillary osmidrosis? Today, I will introduce some ways to treat axillary osmidrosis, hoping to help you.

Axillary osmidrosis is a kind of symptom caused by the special odor of sweat secreted by axillary gland or the odor produced by the decomposition of sweat. There are many reasons for axillary osmidrosis, so do you know what the causes of axillary osmidrosis are? Today's editor will introduce how to treat and prevent axillary osmidrosis, let's have a look at it!

Although axillary osmidrosis is not a disease that will seriously affect life and health, its peculiar smell affects many patients. Because the youth period is the exuberant period of Han gland, that is to say, the exuberant period of axillary osmidrosis. So the number of teenagers receiving axillary osmidrosis therapy is quite large. Although with the increase of age, the sweat glands will shrink and the peculiar smell under the armpit will disappear gradually.

And axillary osmidrosis also has heredity, which is related to gender and race difference. In the west, armpit odor is also called 'body odor', which means a kind of body odor, that is, body odor. As for body odor, generally speaking, women are more than men, and white and black people are more than yellow people. This is mainly related to the physiological structure and function of apocrine glands.

How to treat axillary osmidrosis

1. External application

Use antiperspirant to dry up, avoid excessive sweat, or use perfume to cover up the smell of osmidrosis with strong fragrance. Experts said that almost all patients with axillary osmidrosis have used this method, using some drugs with antiperspirant and antibacterial effects to improve the odor concentration.

Advantages and disadvantages: although it is convenient to use, the effect is not very good, the effect is slight, only suitable for those who do not have strong smell.

2. Laser cauterization

It is generally believed that the axillary hair area is the place where the sweat glands are densely distributed, and there is a large sweat gland under one hair follicle. Therefore, using laser or electric cauterization to destroy the sweat glands under the hair follicles can achieve the purpose of treatment. Generally speaking, after 1-2 times, it will improve once, and then burn again in 3-6 months.

Advantages and disadvantages: it has certain curative effect, but often the treatment is not thorough, and it is easy to relapse. This is because doctors are not sure about the burn area and depth. If the burn area is too large or the depth is too deep, the wound will be larger and even scar will be left. So doctors usually burn shallower, so there are not many large sweat glands destroyed.

3. Curettage and liposuction

It's an operation

Methods: a one centimeter incision was made at the place where the sweat glands were densely distributed under the armpit. The surgical instrument was inserted between the dermis and subcutaneous fat, and the sweat glands were scraped off.

Advantages and disadvantages: this method is still widely used. Scar is more concealed, bandage one week after operation, do not move at will. Because doctors can't look directly at the sweat glands, the therapeutic effect depends on doctors' experience and techniques. The therapeutic effect may be greatly reduced due to the lack of experience of operators.

4. Minimally invasive large sweat gland resection

In the axillary fold is generally the big wrinkle in the armpit to open a 3-4cm incision, in the visible state, will produce a bad smell of the sweat glands one by one cut off.

Advantages and disadvantages: at present, this method is the best method for cure rate and satisfaction. This technology requires high technical requirements for operating environment and doctors. It must be sterile environment and operated by professional doctors. After 10 days, the suture can be removed, the recovery time is short, and there is no obvious scar under the armpit.

Axillary osmidrosis refers to the peculiar odor of sweat or the odor produced by the decomposition of sweat. Dyshidrosis is more common in the areas of hyperhidrosis, hard evaporation of sweat and sweat glands, such as armpit, groin, foot, perianal, vulva, umbilicus and under the breast of women, etc., and foot and armpit dyshidrosis is the most common.

5. Fusiform tissue removal

This method can treat axillary osmidrosis thoroughly, but the scar left after operation is obvious. Sometimes scar twining will affect the activity of upper arm.


Lie on your back with pillows on your head, neck and shoulders. Lift up the upper limb, put the palm on the back of the head, and fully expose the armpit triangle area.


The hairy skin, subcutaneous tissue and sweat glands were excised in fusiform to stop bleeding completely. Then two side incisions were made on both sides of the incision to form a and B triangular flaps, each with a top angle of about 60 DEG;.


After hemostasis, the flap was transposed and the subcutaneous tissue and skin were sutured.

6. Axillary aspiration

This method evolved from liposuction. A small incision about 1cm long is made in the armpit, then anesthesia is infused into the suction area of armpit, and then the subcutaneous shallow suction is conducted through the small incision with a suction tube, which can destroy and suck out the hair follicle and sweat gland tissue.

This method has the advantages of small pain, quick postoperative healing, small scar, safety and satisfactory effect, but rough action during suction will cause skin necrosis.

7. S-shaped thin skin flap incision

The S-shaped incision line was designed along the long axis of the armpit to form two oval flaps. The hair follicles and subcutaneous fat under the flaps were trimmed to form a thin skin flap, which was then reset and sutured. The skin tension was small, the scar was not obvious after the operation, the hair follicles and sweat glands were completely removed, and it was not easy to recur, but the flap tissue necrosis was not easily caused by the trimming.


Lie on your back with pillows on your head, neck and shoulders. Lift up the upper limb, put the palm on the back of the head, and fully expose the armpit triangle area.


In the hairy area of armpit, S-shaped incision was made on the upper half of the skin flap. Most of the dermis was excised with sharp tissue scissors or sharp knife. All sweat glands and hair follicles were excised, leaving only thin and medium thick skin. The S-shaped lower half flap was treated in the same way. So far, most of the dermis and sweat glands in the armpit have been removed.


The skin was sutured after complete hemostasis.

Intraoperative attention

A. pay attention to aseptic operation and complete hemostasis to prevent infection and scar contracture.

B. when the axillary hair range is large, S-shaped incision can be used.

C. The flap of s incision should be larger and the dermis of hairy area should be removed.

D. there are axillary artery, vein, brachial plexus and other important tissues in the axillary triangle. The incision should not be too deep to avoid injury.

Post-operative management

A. after the operation, the armpit thick layer dressing is wrapped with the shoulder joint 8-shape bandage to make the upper limb of the operation side slightly abducted, which is conducive to fixation and wound healing.

B. pay attention to prevent wound infection. Routine use of antibiotics.

C. the suture was removed 10-14 days after operation.

D. the drainage strip was removed 1-2 days after operation, and the suture was removed 7 days after operation.

E. after the operation, the dressing should be fixed well, and the upper limb should not be lifted more than 90 degrees, so as to avoid violent activities and hematoma.

F. patients with slight pain after operation, such as severe pain, may have hematoma, should be treated in hospital.

G. axillary osmidrosis plastic repair operation is to use the principles and techniques of plastic surgery to repair axillary osmidrosis. The operation is simple, the postoperative scar is not obvious, the postoperative effect is ideal, the success rate can reach 99%, but there are still some patients with recurrence after operation.

8. Small incision stripping

A small longitudinal incision is made in the armpit, about 3cm long. The scar is small, but hematoma is easy to form, and the effect is not complete.

People with axillary odor will send out bad smell, which makes many people lose their youthful vitality.

The key to the complete treatment of axillary osmidrosis is to thoroughly remove the sweat glands in the body, because the odor is caused by the sweat glands, which secrete weak alkaline substances, the secretion is thick and contains more iron, and contains protein, and will form an unsaturated fatty acid smell after the infection of bacteria on the body surface, like the smell released from the anus of a fox.

Here, experts have to remind that there are many ways to treat axillary osmidrosis. Don't panic.