Quelling the smell of summer armpits
At times the condition would just clear up on its own. He noted that the axillary hairs were thicker and slightly rough on the surface.
This is known as trichomycosis axillaris. It is not a fungus but a bacterium (Corynebacterium) which adheres to the hair shafts as black or yellow concretions.
The condition is more likely to occur if the axillae are not washed properly. It can be treated by shaving the hairs or using some topical erythromycin gel or 1% clindamycin lotion twice daily. Oral antibiotics are also effective.
The same organism can