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A 24-year-old female asked:

armpit are super sore from deodorants. am i allergic? i can't wear any deodorant without my armpits getting sore but i'll stink if i don't.

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Dr. Elise Sadoun
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Zinc: Many deodorants contain zinc or aluminum, and these can cause allergic reactions in some people. To be sure, you'll need patch testing by a dermatologist or allergist. Try finding deodorants with zinc or aluminum. Good luck.

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Last updated Feb 18, 2014

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