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is there an effective way to get rid of underarm odor without using triclosan?

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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Natural deodorant: For persons with sensitivity to their underarm deodorant, i often recommend the "crystal" available at most pharmacies. It is an alum mineral salt and contains no fragrance, a common cause of contact allergy.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Odor: Cleansing without scrubbing and using a hypoallergenic cleaner can be effective. Occasionally i will suggest using head and shoulders if it is a fungal or dermatophyte issue. Seeing a dermatologist can also help since they have various topicals which can help (dove and certain dri).

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See below: Most of the time a good moisturizing cream and pumice stone will do the trick.
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How can cold sores be prevented?

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Can be prevented.: Your immunology is weak against the herpes virus. Valtex daily can help. Natural answers include lysine and zinc (50mg of zinc gluconate)!
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Can benign prostate diseases be prevented?

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Does managed care insurance cover health screenings and preventive care for expats?

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Depends: Coverage of these services and the extent to which these services are covered are all dependent on the type of plan. Many plans do cover for those type of services.
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How can I prevent neckpain while sleeping?

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