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Liquid Laxative Solves Lifelong Body Odor

Q. I can remember stinking since elementary school and nothing would help my underarm odor. All the years of being made fun of despite being an attractive girl turned me into a recluse. I’d wear sweaters and carry extra shirts with me wherever I went.

I can swear that milk of magnesia works for me. It’s quick. (You don’t have to put it on the night before.)

There’s no smell even though I sweat. That’s fine with me. I just wish I’d known about this when I was growing up. I would’ve been so much more outgoing.

A. Applying the liquid laxative milk of magnesia to underarms can be messy, but many people find it is an effective way to stop body odor. You are right that it does not stop sweat. We can’t explain the mechanism but personal experience suggests that it does work.

Should you (or anyone else for that matter) want a much more convenient method for applying milk of magnesia to your underarms, we have created The People’s Pharmacy MoM roll-on Deodorant. It is a lot less messy than smearing MoM from the bottle and a whole lot easier to take on trips.

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About the Author
Terry Graedon, PhD, is a medical anthropologist and co-host of The People’s Pharmacy radio show, co-author of The People’s Pharmacy syndicated newspaper columns and numerous books, and co-founder of The People’s Pharmacy website. Terry taught in the Duke University School of Nursing and was an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology. She is a Fellow of the Society of Applied Anthropology. Terry is one of the country's leading authorities on the science behind folk remedies..
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