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Ahoy! I am new here. I am just an amateur scientist. I am curious about human skin and its sweat that is supposed to be about a 4 on the pH scale. That is slightly to moderately acidic. One thing that makes me curious is if putting something alkaline or acid on skin would make it have a chemical burning sensation. I mean, skin is already somewhat acidic with sweat, so anything acid can be tolerated more than anything alkaline? An 11 pH would neutralize the sweaty 4 and would cause a burning sensation or irritation of some sort?

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On 8/18/2020 at 2:26 AM, The Atom said:

Ahoy! I am new here. I am just an amateur scientist. I am curious about human skin and its sweat that is supposed to be about a 4 on the pH scale. That is slightly to moderately acidic. One thing that makes me curious is if putting something alkaline or acid on skin would make it have a chemical burning sensation. I mean, skin is already somewhat acidic with sweat, so anything acid can be tolerated more than anything alkaline? An 11 pH would neutralize the sweaty 4 and would cause a burning sensation or irritation of some sort?

Ther's more than one possible reason for this so see a specialist eg

https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sweating-and-body-odor/symptoms-causes/syc-20353895

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14 hours ago, The Atom said:

I need to know because from my groin area, my under-arm pits, and the cracks behind my ears, my sweat comes out with a film of white pus, a putrid odor, and a chemical burning sensation.

Then you need to see a doctor, rather than asking questions about pH online.

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