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A 47-year-old female asked:

are there any side effects i should worry about if i have my 9 year old son use milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) as a deodorant?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Not really: Since Milk of Magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) is intended for internal use, anything absorbed from topical application should pose no health risks.

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