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what ingredient in deodorant helps reduce odor?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Antibacterials: Deodorants are just perfumes sometimes with mild antibacterial agents such as alcohol, trichlosan or chelated metal compounds. It is the bacteria decomposing the sweat that causes odor. Anti perspirants are a different animal - they stop sweating by blocking sweat glands.
Answered on Jun 24, 2016

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