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Deodorant (Overview)

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 that reduce bacterial populations.


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Is deodorant safe?

Is deodorant safe?

Unsure: Some believe that if aluminum is in your deodorant then there is some risk. ...Read more

Deodorant (Overview)

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 that reduce bacterial populations.


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What's the best deodorant?

What's the best deodorant?

Soap and water: Frequent daily good showers or bath, clean well washed. Cloths are the best inexpensive deodorants, next is what ever you like to buy ...Read more

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In What AGe can use deodorants??

In What AGe can use deodorants??

From puberty: You can use deodorants after you start puberty. This is because you usually don't have the odor issues before that and don't need them when you are younger. ...Read more

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Why doesn´t my deodorant seem to help?

Why doesn´t my deodorant seem to help?

Need info: Can you be more specific by what you mean when you say it is not working? What brand do you use? Is it odor or sweat that is the problem? Have you changed your diet? Thanks in advance for the replay to my questions! ...Read more

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What's a good deodorant for after gym?

Daily hygiene starts: With soap shower or bath, desoderant and/or antiperspirant. Some use talcum. Attention to feet may harbor fungi, and persistant issues in the private aeas may need medical investigation. All deoderants are similar. Sample and select. ...Read more

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Are there health risks with deodorant?

Allergy: Allergy to fragrances, propylene glycol, parabens or lanolin are all possible. The active ingredients in antiperspirants are all remarkably safe and non allergenic. There has been no credible association with other health risks. ...Read more

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If I live alone, do I need to use deodorant?

No: Unless you have body odor which might be a turn off for people you interact with. ...Read more

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Is it ok for a women to use a mans deodorant?

Yes: Unless it is one of the very few prescription forms, then yes, there is nothing preventing you from using a man's deodorant (...or a man using woman's deodorant, for that matter). ...Read more

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What ingredient in deodorant helps reduce odor?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: deodorant?

Perfumed antimicrob: 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 that reduce bacterial populations. ...Read more

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What are some natural deodorants that actually work?

What are some natural deodorants that actually work?

Body odor: Body odor is very much affected by our diet. Medications and stress can also change it. Staying well hydrated with pure water. Eating a 'clean' diet (avoid fast foods, pre-packaged products, preservatives, excessive red meat) and regularly exercising will help reduce unnatural body odor. No natural deodorant will be as effective as aluminum containing ones, but can be enough. Results vary. ...Read more

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What is the least harmful brand of deodorant for a child?

What is the least harmful brand of deodorant for a child?

Harm?: In three decades of following kids I have never come across any deodorant that produced any problems. It is possible that any commercial product applied to the skin could produce an allergic response. You can easily test any product by applying the material to the pad of a band-aid, apply it to the skin overnight & check the next day for redness or blistering. If no change is seen it's likely safe. ...Read more

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Is natural deodorant healthier than the ones with chemicals?

Wrong question.: Everything is chemicals, including you and me. A better question is: "what kind of deodorant is least harmful to my body? " crystal and stone deodorants, made with mineral salts like potassium alum, are available, but it's unclear whether or not they actually work. There is also no good evidence that conventional deodorants do any harm. There is, however, no reason not to try the natural ones. ...Read more

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What's the difference between anti-per sprint and deodorant?

What's the difference between anti-per sprint and deodorant?

Differences: Antiperspirants contain aluminum which prevents sweat from occurring. With deo derant sweating occurs but chemicals combine with sweat to kill bacteria present. ...Read more

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I got little bit of deodorant in month. Can this be harmful?

No: Unless you have a direct allergy to the ingredients of that particular deodorant (spray or stick?), then it should be fine. I do not recommend consuming large quantities though. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How do you get excess deodorant off of ur underarms when u are getting in the shower?

? soap?: Traditionally, bar soap or other wash with gentle scrubbing will lift and remove this. ...Read more

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Try to shower every day, or if not possible then every two days. I also use deodorant frequently. Any suggestions for bo?

Deodorant: It is a possibility you may have axillary hyperhydrosis. You may consider visiting a Dermatologist for further evaluation and possible treatment. ...Read more

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Is antiperspirant deodorant safe?

Is antiperspirant deodorant safe?

Antiperspirants: It's best to let the body do what it needs to, i.e., sweat out toxins (of which there are far too many in our world today). If using an antiperspirant consider using it sparingly, for big events rather than daily. Avoid odorous foods such as garlic and onions on those days when you want to stay especially fresh and clean-smelling. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How does one get deodorant poisoning?

Deodorant poisoning: Occurs only if you ingest the product. When used externally as directed, it is not dangerous or toxic. ...Read more

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Can I use deodorant on my pubic area?

Yes: While you can do so, some products contain ingredients which can be irritating to sensitive areas, such as genital skin. Allergic reactions can also occur. ...Read more

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Can someone be allergic to deodorant?

Deodorant allergy: It is actually quite common and you could be reacting to any component in them, you can have a patch test and determine what you are reacting to, usually trying an unscented one fixes the problem. A dermatologist or allergist can help you. ...Read more

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Is the crystal ball thing a good deodorant?

?: Good is a subjective measure. Please advise as to what your interests and goals are and we can hopefully answer more completely. ...Read more

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What is the best deodorant for bad body odor?

Daily hygiene starts: With soap shower or bath, desoderant and/or antiperspirant. Some use talcum. Attention to feet may harbor fungi, and persistant issues in the private aeas may need medical investigation. All deoderants are similar. Sample and select. ...Read more

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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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At what age is it ok for children to begin using deodorant?

At what age is it ok for children to begin using deodorant?

7 or 8: At puberty kids will need deodorant. Some children may need it earlier than that. Antibacterial soap may also be helpful. If there are signs of puberty (breasts, pubic hair, rapid growth) under age 8 in girls the patient should see their pediatrician. If there are signs of puberty (testicles larger, pubic hair, acne, rapid growth), under age 9 in boys then patient should see pediatrician. ...Read more

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Why do doctors ask you not to wear deodorant for a monography?

Can show up on mammo: Topical agents such as deodorants, antiperspirants, or makeup can contain substances that may show up on X-ray, interfering with proper reading of a mammogram. ...Read more

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What is a good deodorant for male pubic area for odor control?

Pubic Deodorant: There are better, safer ways to freshen smells coming from the crotch area. Deodorant bars, sprays, and stones are not made for use on the genitals and because they may contain chemicals that could be irritating to the more delicate skin down under. Keep the deo under your arms, and let's examine some of your other options. See your urologist. ...Read more

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Is it really dangerous to use a deodorant with aluminium in it?

No: Most antiperspirants contain aluminium., that is the active ingredient. They've been used for years with no bad effects. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the characteristics of deodorant/antiperspirant?

Different: deodorant just reduces the smell of armpits, while antiperspirants actually block the acrosyringium from where sweat is released to reduce perspiration. Remember it takes 12 days to block the acrosyringium so you need to use an antiperspirant for 12 straight days to see if it works for you. ...Read more

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What are some good-smelling effective deodorant/antiperspirants?

Differs: Smell I like you may not like, so, make your choice the one you like this is not a medical question. ...Read more