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Could anti perspiration deodorant cause cancer?

Could anti perspiration deodorant cause cancer?

No: While deodorants/antiperspirants that contain/aluminum have been associated with a number of conditions, cancer has not been one. When applied to the armpit, skin and sweat glands could be effected but cancer from deodorants have never been reported. ...Read more

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Deodorant (Definition)

A chemical or compound of chemicals intended to mask odor. Underarm odor is caused by bacterial breakdown of the components of sweat. Typical underarm deodorants contain perfumes and alcohol, triclosan or chelated metal compounds ...Read more


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Is there some type of deodorant or pill that I can use for above average underarm perspiration?

Is there some type of deodorant or pill that I can use for above average underarm perspiration?

Sure: Ask a doctor for drysol. It's like a super-antiperspirant. Stronger than otc. Use it nightly for a few nights until you stop sweating, then periodically as needed. Still use an antiperspirant and deodorant combination otc product every morning, and get one that says "clinical strength". ...Read more

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If you sweat a lot, what deodorant to you recommend?

If you sweat a lot, what deodorant to you recommend?

I would speak to a: Dermatologist. If the sweating is really bad, you may be a candidate for Botox injection in the underarm. ...Read more

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Is there a deodorant that truly helps people who sweat more than normal?

See below: There are "clinical strength" deodorants. These contain a higher level of the active ingredient and are usually more effective. There are several different otc brands. ...Read more

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What to do when your child seems to sweat a lot, and no deodorant seems to work?

What to do when your child seems to sweat a lot, and no deodorant seems to work?

Depends: Excessive underarm sweating is from adrenaline. Overall sweating is due to excessive activity of the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system.Either way it is the control mechanisms in the lower brain that are "out of balance". Although this might be genetic, the commonest cause by far is "junk diet", particularly sugar. ...Read more

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I excessively sweat from my underarms, including when it is really cold. Changed my deodorant several times. Any tips?

May need presciption: You should see your doctor. There is a prescription antiperspirant that may be helpful to you. However, you should discuss with your doctor; they may want to make sure there is no underlying hormone/endocrine problem. ...Read more

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My pits always smell. I change out deodorants but they still sweat a little and smell. Help?

Topical antibiotics: The smell is due to a byproduct from bacteria breakdown....Use a clinical antipersperant, such as dove clinical and see a dermatologist for some topical clindamycin. ...Read more

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I shower and apply michium antiperspirant/deodorant and still sweat a ton and smell. What can I do to eliminate the sweat and decrease smell?

Sweating: perspiration is a natural process to help the body clear toxins and cool the body's temperature. It should not be blocked. Regular bathing and deodorants are the best solution ...Read more

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Everytime I put on deodorant and sweat my underarms smell funky what can it b and what's the best deodorant that prevent the smell and last long?

Everytime I put on deodorant and sweat my underarms smell funky what can it b and what's the best deodorant that prevent the smell and last long?

Drysol: Do you think the deodorants or antiperspirants you use do not work? Are you taking any meds? Sometimes they may effect the sweat. In any case if you sweat excessively a prescription antiperspirant like Drysol might help ...Read more

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Hi, im girl and im having a problem with body odors. I sweat a lot under my armpits and mostly every deodorant I've tried made me smel?

Body odor: Body odor is a result of the bacteria breaking down your sweat. Try an anit-perspirant instead of a deodorant. If you decrease the sweat, you'll decrease the odor. If that doesn't work, see your dermatologist for a prescription topical antibiotic. ...Read more

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Hi, im a girl and im having a problem with body odors. I sweat a lot under my armpits and mostly every deodorant I've tried made me smel?

Body odor: Body odor is caused by bacteria on the skin so it's crucial to keep the area clean by washing with soap and water daily or several times during the day. Perhaps you can try a deodorant that also has an antiperspirant in it. ...Read more

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My armpits sweat constantly. I'm tired of buying expensive deodorants because they don't work and I hear are harmful? Is there a way I can stop this?

Hyperhidrosis: Excessive sweating is instead defined as any amount of sweating that causes problems or distress. The exact causes aren't known, but from 1% to 3% of people suffer from hyperhidrosis. See your dermatologist for treatment: Glycopyrrolate 3%, Botox, Sweat Block which is OTC, Iontophoresis, land Drysol ...Read more

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Y do my armpits sweat a lot? It sweats even when its cold. U can't see but smell it a lot. I shower everyday! I tried deodorants & baby powder everythi

Y do my armpits sweat a lot? It sweats even when its cold. U can't see but smell it a lot. I shower everyday! I tried deodorants & baby powder everythi

Hyperhydrosis: You could be part of the unlucky few who have excessive sweating. Not only is this embarrassing, but you may ruin a lot of clothing. Start treatment with drysol daily, then every other day, then decreasing until you are at a maintenance dose of once weekly. It is more potent antiperspirant than you can get from the store, and can completely change the quality of your life! The sooner, the better! ...Read more

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My sweat interacts with some deodorants to bleach my clothes. It also reshapes some synthetics in shoes. Why?

It is due 2 chemical: Reaction of the clothing or shoes, best is 2 keep switching deodorants, to a lesser allergenic type & see if that helps. Also clothing make up from synthetic blends 2 pure cotton makes a difference. Can't understand the shoe thing, but use a powder not a spray. ...Read more

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Fiancé has problems with armpit odor and sweat, she's tried multiple men's and women's deodorant that doesn't seem to help, any ideas how to help?

Other possibilities: Excessive sweating, or hyperhidrosis, can be a signal of thyroid problems, diabetes or infection. It is also more common in people who are overweight or out of shape. Some people naturally sweat more or less than others. Treating hyperhidrosis generally goes from otc antiperspirants to prescription antiperspirants, microwave destruction of sweat glands, Botox and surgery. Can consult dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm male have excessive sweat underarm and I start using Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant with more aluminium %, what is the effects of this deodorant?

I'm male have excessive sweat underarm and I start using Certain Dri Anti-Perspirant with more aluminium %, what is the effects of this deodorant?

May be effective: The idea with antiperspirants is to decrease sweat production which may or may not be good over time. If underarm sweat is bothersome (called hyperhidrosis) there is a procedure using Botox that can help with reducing axillary sweat production. ...Read more

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Perspiration (Definition)

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