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Old 04-06-2014, 04:45 PM   #1
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Strange, suddenly allergic to deodorant

Help. After 50+ years, have become allergic to deodorant.

Googled this topic. Found other's with same problem. Red, burning, sensation after application. Theories as to the cause, for some unknown reason, We become allergic to deodorant.

One suggestion, said to try a different brand, This worked fine for 2 or 3
days, then red, burning, came back.

Anyone else out there have this same problem. Any suggestions.....
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:51 PM   #2
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Help. After 50+ years, have become allergic to deodorant.

Googled this topic. Found other's with same problem. Red, burning, sensation after application. Theories as to the cause, for some unknown reason, We become allergic to deodorant.

One suggestion, said to try a different brand, This worked fine for 2 or 3
days, then red, burning, came back.

Anyone else out there have this same problem. Any suggestions.....
No suggestions but you can go to your local natural food store and you should find selections there without the chemical that you are likely allergic to. Try Chrystal, you can get it anywhere and it has no aluminum, no chlorohydrate. You should be fine with it.
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Old 04-06-2014, 04:54 PM   #3
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How awful! Please, keep trying different brands!

Also, while it is still red and burning, try just showering with plenty of water and soap several times a day instead of using deodorant. Really, a clean, freshly washed body does not stink. It takes a while.

I am sure there are organic/herbal remedies for B.O., but my opinion is that they would be a complete waste of time and money.
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Is it deodorant you need or antiperspirant?

I ask because I perspire a lot less since work. Showers and basic soap work for me. I found a nice cologne that I spray (once, on the chest) if the situation calls for it.
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Try using brands that don't have a antiperspirant as one of the ingredients.
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Old 04-06-2014, 05:53 PM   #6
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I am allergic to all of the antiperspirants but deodorant is ok.
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I'm allergic to the brands that have a specific ingredient based on aluminum. I just check the ingredients to make sure it doesn't mention aluminum and I'm good.
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I have to get the one that says "sensitive skin".
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Old 04-06-2014, 10:36 PM   #9
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I have to use Dove brand sensitive skin unscented. It's either that or nothing. Nothing is usually a perfectly acceptable alternative -- showering daily works fine for me.
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I have been using deodorants for many many years...

A few years ago I did have a problem... it was not bad, but sometime I had itching etc... then one day I put it on and WOW... major burning... like I applied jalapeno juice on my arms... washed my pits really good...


Did go to another brand and was OK... for awhile, used an odorless one... I have gone back to Arm & Hammer and I am good the majority of the time... still, sometimes I get a major itch going...
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Is deodorant really necessary?
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Help. After 50+ years, have become allergic to deodorant.

Googled this topic. Found other's with same problem. Red, burning, sensation after application. Theories as to the cause, for some unknown reason, We become allergic to deodorant.

One suggestion, said to try a different brand, This worked fine for 2 or 3
days, then red, burning, came back.

Anyone else out there have this same problem. Any suggestions.....
I thought I had the same problem…eventually traced it to our new energy saver
washer…low water use….since I can't fill the tub or use more water, I use the
added (additional) rinse feature and rinse the h*ll out of them…especially my underwear
….and things are MUCH better.

While I have NO IDEA if this could be your problem, I thought that it might
be worth throwing "out there"!!
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:07 AM   #13
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I had this happen to me more than 20 years ago, suddenly allergic to other fragrances too. Since then I have used Mitchum unscented as I discovered it used a different active ingredient from most other deodorants. YMMV

Worth a try....
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Is deodorant really necessary?

I may have them put that on my tombstone.

(I hope the original poster can get the problem sorted out, it does not sound pleasant)
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I prefer Almay for this reason.
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Got similar (alergic?) reaction few months ago.
Now I either go without or use Mitchum unscented roll-on.
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There are more natural alternatives. I knew a guy that had issues with traditional products, he searched and found something that worked for him.


http://lifestyle.howstuffworks.com/s...-that-work.htm
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:11 PM   #18
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similar situation with burning and irritations. I found a natural product called WELEDA on Amazon. It comes in several scent choices and does not irritate me. The lemon citrus scent is my favorite.

Amazon.com: weleda deodorant - Deodorants / Deodorants & Antiperspirants: Health & Personal Care
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First year out of college, I developed sore red bumps in my pits. My roommate told me she knew someone that had that, and they died! So I went to the doctor who said not to use roll-on deodorant, just the spray stuff. That took care of the problem right away.
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I've had this problem for many years. So, I decided to use deodorant made for women. This has been working just fine and I usually smell like a freshly washed bedsheet smothered in Downy fabric softener. If you are a guy you might want to try this. If you are a women, you probably have already tried this.

Anyhow, if this deodorant problem doesn't get resolved, you might want to consider using duct tape.
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