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Switched deodorant and got painful bumps under armpit. Stop using new deodorant and finally went away. And now coming back again?

Switched deodorant and got painful bumps under armpit. Stop using new deodorant and finally went away. And now coming back again?

Underarm: Try switching to a deodorant that does not have any antiperspirant. You may have become sensitive to aluminum chlorohydrate. Not unusual. Try mennen speed stick with no antiperspirant and regular scent. It has a green top. Also could be a reaction to perfume scent in deodorant. ...Read more

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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I have a sister that 14 years old and have a bump in her armpit. She said she have pain when she put on deodorant?

I have a sister that 14 years old and have a bump in her armpit. She said she have pain when she put on deodorant?

See doctor: This could be an infection of the sweat gland, called hirudenitis. Need doctor exam for treatment. ...Read more

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I have two hard bumps under my skin under my armpits. What could they be? I changed soaps recently and use the same deodorant, wore a jacket.

I have two hard bumps under my skin under my armpits. What could they be? I changed soaps recently and use the same deodorant, wore a jacket.

Plugged glands?: Most likely these represent apocrine or sweat glands that have become plugged from you deodorant. If you use an antiperspirant the 'aluminum chlorohydrate' pinches off the gland so that they don't secrete fluid. It backs up and viola you have a bump. Change to deodorant alone. Other concerns would be abscess if you have pain/heat/redness at site or lymph node. If grow/become tender, see a doc. ...Read more

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I keep getting red bumps in my armpits. Quit using any deodorant for over a month. Just washing with regular soap. Both sides. What should I do?

See your doctor: You probably have an inflammation of infection of the sweat glands or hair follicles. You may need topical or even oral antibiotics or combination of these plus steroids to get rid of it. Itching vs soreness can help distinguish between allergic contact dermatitis vs infection. ...Read more

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Armpit skin suddenly became sensitive to the touch, no pain just irritation. No visible bumps or discolouration, don't use deodorant? What is this?

Armpit skin suddenly became sensitive to the touch, no pain just irritation. No visible bumps or discolouration, don't use deodorant? What is this?

Hair follicle Infla?: Both ArmPits? Could be beginning of a contact dermatitis. Inflamation of a hair folicle, a flea bite or a mite bite. Best to see a dermatologist who can look more closely with trained eyes. ...Read more

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Sore armpits, especially when I use clinical strength deodorant. Why? I have no irregularities such as bumps, lumps or irritation.

Sore armpits, especially when I use clinical strength deodorant. Why? I have no irregularities such as bumps, lumps or irritation.

Even without visible: Irritation you may still be allergic to the ingredients in the formulation. You may need to experiment with different manufacturers and try a hypoallergenic variety without as many irritants. Dove and Arm&Hammer make hypoallergenic and natural varieties that are worth a try. You may have to try a few before you find one that works for you without soreness. ...Read more

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Painful hard and warm bump came mid day yesterday on armpit no head to it. I use natural deodorant and shower daily and use baby powder.

Painful hard and warm bump came mid day yesterday on armpit no head to it. I use natural deodorant and shower daily and use baby powder.

Pustule?: Bumps on armpit areas may be small boils (skin infections; small abscesses) related to hair follicles, or oil or sweat glands. A visit to one's primary care doctor does help, as bumps are very hard to describe in words. Antibiotics may be needed, if there are signs of infection. Others causes of bumps are possible, but less likely. If bumps are mysterious-looking, a dermatologist can examine them. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and I been having 5 tiny bumps in my armpit since 8th grade. My dermatologist says its nothing and its from my deodorant and shaving. Is it?

Possible: So you may want to try non chemical deodorants and or laser hair removal. On occasion salicylic acid (tendskin) may help minimize these inflamed bumps. ...Read more

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I used a deodorant 2 days ago that I've used 4 a month, after a few hours my armpits were itchy. Now one of armpit has a bump, the muscle near it hurts?

I used a deodorant 2 days ago that I've used 4 a month, after a few hours my armpits were itchy. Now one of armpit has a bump, the muscle near it hurts?

Itchy armpits: Please see doctor to check bump under arm. You may be having a reaction to your deodorant. Is it actually an antiperspirant? You may be ok w/deodorant but not antiperspirant. We can be ok for a while w/an offending product but can eventually have a reaction. Your doc will help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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After a strenuous workout, etcc...Next day I noticed bump on armpit. It's painful when touched, not red. Sweat gland, boil or lymph node? I did not wear deodorant during workouts.

After a strenuous workout, etcc...Next day I noticed bump on armpit. It's painful when touched, not red. Sweat gland, boil or lymph node? I did not wear deodorant during workouts.

It could be: Any of the three you mentioned but most likely folliculitis. The gland at the root of the hair is clogged and is not able to express the secretion and swell up and get infected. You may need antibiotics and warm compress. Your doctor should be able to tell you when he sees it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Right armpit itches. 2 or 3 small red bumps. Left armpit is fine. No new deodorant. How should I Tx this? Antifungal? Talc powder? Hyrdrocort?

Right armpit itches. 2 or 3 small red bumps. Left armpit is fine. No new deodorant. How should I Tx this? Antifungal? Talc powder? Hyrdrocort?

Warm compresses: In case it's early infection. If this makes it worse, then switch to cool. No other things since you have no clue what this is or whether you might indeed have n allergy. If it doesn't resolve, then see someone to get a diagnosis and treat specifically. ...Read more

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Why do I get bumps under my arms after using deodorant? I get 1 or 2 large bumps underneath my arm after using deodorant of any kind. It hurts and it usually itches. And I kind of want to know why I get these bumps and what they are? Please help?

Why do I get bumps under my arms after using deodorant? I get 1 or 2 large bumps underneath my arm after using deodorant of any kind. It hurts and it usually itches. And I kind of want to know why I get these bumps and what they are? Please help?

There: There is a possibilty these bumps are not due to deodorant, especially if they are only on one side. You may be dealing with sebaceous cysts or even an enlargment of lymph nodes.
On the other hand you may have microscopic cuts under your arm from shaving, deodarant can then get into these cuts an cause an allergic reaction, which may cause the bumps and itching.
I recommend making an appointment with your primary car provider or a dermatologist if possible for evaluation and treatment.
In the meantime you may want to discontinue all deodorant and use aloe vera on the affected area; also baby powder can be used for perspiration.
Good luck. ...Read more

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This morning I squeezed out a lot of white deodorant lie substance from under my arm and then a mole like bump appeared. What is this?

This morning I squeezed out a lot of white deodorant lie substance from under my arm and then a mole like bump appeared. What is this?

One or many?: If this is from a single lesion, then it may just be a pimple-like issue. If there are multiple lesions especially if the pubic area is also involved, then this an inflammatory issue of the hair follicles. Sometimes regular use of an antiperspirant would help others may need regular intake of an antibiotic. See dermatologist if lesions are persistent. ...Read more

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Underarm odor with or without deodorant/anitperspirent and worse with. Use Gold Dial soap daily (sometimes twice daily). No visible bumps/blackheads.

Underarm odor with or without deodorant/anitperspirent and worse with. Use Gold Dial soap daily (sometimes twice daily). No visible bumps/blackheads.

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. If odor persists despite addressing the above issues, consider consultation with an endocrinologist or Gyne ...Read more

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Does nivea or dove deodorant helps lighten armpits?

No...: Don't believe either of those products has any effect on skin pigmentation. ...Read more

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My armpits smell a little musty. What is it the deodorant I can use?

Underarm smell: Odor from underarms is mostly due to bacteria on the skin and in the follicles. Using a antibacterial soap, strong antiperspirant and topical antibiotics such as Erythromycin or Clindamycin lotions may help. Botox injected into underarms will reduce swetting and may help as well. ...Read more

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My armpits smell even after a shower and deodorant. What else can I do?

Underarm odor: This usually means that your skin has a bacteria present that is not being killed with normal cleansing. You could try washing each day for 3-4 days with a soap called hibiclens which is over the counter. Don't overdo it or you will dry out your skin or irritate it. If that does not work ask your doctor for a prescription for Clindamycin topical solution and apply it twice a day for a week. ...Read more

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My boyfriend complainsmy armpits smell a little musty. Is it the deodorant I use?

My boyfriend complainsmy armpits smell a little musty. Is it the deodorant I use?

Bacteria: Use antibacterial soap to decrease bacteria in armpit which breaks down sweat and causes odor. Certin foods uch as asparagus, onions, garlic cn be secreted in sweat. ...Read more

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Been using the same deodorant for years but within the last month my armpits have started burning when I apply it. Why?

new formulation: It is possible that the brand you're using has changed the ingredients in it. I would stop using it until your skin has turned to normal. You could try unscented almay. ...Read more

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What can cause a chemical scent in the armpits hrs later while wearing deodorant?

Deodorant: Some are scented and when you perspire there can be a unique scent. Try another brand and see if this helps ...Read more

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Why do I always have smelly armpits? I shower well, shave my pits. I don't use deodorant becuz it doesn't help & makes it worse. It's embarrassing

Lots of causes: Body odor is affected by hygiene, the foods you eat, how much you sweat, and the bacteria on your skin. Antiperspirants can help cut down on the amount of sweating, especially if applied at night before going to bed, when you are least sweaty. Foods like onions and garlic can also increase the odor. ...Read more

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Why do my armpits burn when I put on deodorant?

Contact dermatitis: You either have an irritant or allergic contact dermatitis--a reaction to something your skin is coming in contact with. Most common agents are either fragrances or preservatives in topical products. Start with fragrance-free or unscented antiperspirants. You can add otc 1% cortisone cream to reduce irritation. If not better, see your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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Daughter is 6 yrs old has stinky armpits can I give her deodorant at this age?

Daughter is 6 yrs old has stinky armpits can I give her deodorant at this age?

Axilla: Good hygiene to start and a mild deodorant Have her seen to see if there is a cause such as early onset puberty. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a weIrd smel comIng from my armpIts. I showered, use soap and deodorant. I aIso have paIn in lower left stomache.

I have a weIrd smel comIng from my armpIts. I showered, use soap and deodorant. I aIso have paIn in lower left stomache.

Annoying: Body odor can change with your diet intake - such as large amounts of garlic or other spices. I have linked an article that may help you research your symptoms.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/preventing-body-odor

Lower left abd pain - always think constipation. Make sure having regular bowel movements, lots of water and fiber. If recent exercise may be mild abd muscle sprain. ...Read more

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I have tried every deodorant/antiperspirent you can name and yet at the end of the school day my armpits are soaked. Help!?

I have tried every deodorant/antiperspirent you can name and yet at the end of the school day my armpits are soaked. Help!?

Rx or botox..: There are prescription preparations available for this condition, known as hyperhidrosis. If that doesn't work, many dermatologists are now doing local treatment with Botox to decrease sweat gland production for people who with this problem unresponsive to other methods. Ask your doc about both options. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your armpits have a odor even with deodorant on? How can I get rid of the odor or prevent it from getting an odor?

Ask a friend: Ask someone you can trust to tell you if you REALLY have a problem. It may be less conspicuous than you fear. You can try an antiperspirant + apply a little baking powder. ...Read more

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My armpits itch only when I am in the shower. Could it be from Gillette deodorant? Any home remedies for itch? Tried speed stick but smell in 12 hours

Deodorant and: Soap can both cause itching. Antipersperant even more likely do do so. Do you eat things w/strong odors such as garlic and onions? Do you take a greens powder mix? All of the above can cause odor. Gold Bond powder can be useful. Please see doc to make sure it is nothing else. Peace and good health. ...Read more