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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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What is a good deodorant soap for someone with allergies?

What is a good deodorant soap for someone with allergies?

Soap: You need a fragrance free soap, dove is good. Anything with perfume can sensitize your skin. ...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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My son has eczema and is allergic to some soaps. What is the best deodorant soap he can use?

My son has eczema and is allergic to some soaps. What is the best deodorant soap he can use?

Lever 2000: Lever 2000 is hypoallergenic and has antibacterial properties. Avoid safegaurd if he is very sensitive. Also avoid paper fabric softener and use hypoallergenic laundry detergent marked free. ...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.

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 notice when I wear white I have brighyellow stains the same color as urine. My armpits smell horrible soap and deodorant doesn't work. What is this?

Hyperhidrosis: You have axillary hyperhidrosis. If over the counter antiperspirants are not working, including Certain Dri, you should consider prescription based medication of higher % aluminum chloride. Remember to apply at night when you are not sweating. Another option is oral medication, but this can cause side effects. The yellow color is a reaction of your sweats and the antiperspirant. ...Read more

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My underarm smells awful evrytime it sweats even though I use antibacterial soap and deodorant. Help?

Body odor: Underarm odor is caused by bacteria in the skin. To minimize profuse sweating, you not only have to use deodorant but also an antiperspirant (look for ammonium or aluminum) in the deodorant. If that fails, you can use drysol or Botox injections. ...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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I have bright yellow stains on white shirts, and yellow stuff on my armpits they smell horrible. Deodorant and soap isn't helping? Tried drysol too

Hyperhidrosis: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/hyperhidrosis/care-at-mayo-clinic/treatment/con.

I thought the Mayo Clinic site provided thoughtful and
comprehensive advice regarding treatments for Hyperhidrosis. Medications, surgeries are discussed.
Best of luck to you and have a nice day. ...Read more

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Bright yellow armpit stains and strong armpit odor I can't wear white shirts at all. Deodorant and soap isn't working?

Bright yellow armpit stains and strong armpit odor I can't wear white shirts at all. Deodorant and soap isn't working?

The apocrine sweat: Glands in the armpit secrete a fatty type of sweat different from skin sweat glands. Bacteria work on apocrine sweat creating bromhidrosis resulting in offensive/hard to control odor. The basic strategy is cleaning the skin regularly (1-2 X daily) with germicidal soap to reduce bacteria, shaving, drying, strong anti-perspirant. Discard stained clothing. Keep doing same, just more/more intensely. ...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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Have had a yellowish coating on about 1/3 of both my armpit hairs and has a horrible smell uses bar soap daily and never deodorant been there longtime?

Bacterial overgrowth: More than likely you have "trichomycosis axillaris" which is an overgrowth of normal bacteria from your skin called corynebacteria. Try antibacterial soap or hibiclens wash (careful not to get in eyes). If this does not clear it see your dermatologist. You might need either topical or oral antibiotics (erythromycin). ...Read more

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I have an underarm odor, right side only, after Mirena, (levonorgestrel) which was removed. No lumps, good hygiene, changed deodorants & soap, topical Clindamycin?

Odor: Generally body odor is a testosterone mediated result. The progesterone in the Mirena (levonorgestrel) has testosterone (male hormone) like properties. If it continues after several months after the Mirena (levonorgestrel) removal, you might want to have your doctor check your testosterone level. Also try aluminum prescription deodorant. ...Read more

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Female w/ sore underarm no breast cancer what could be the cause of armpit soreness haven't used any razors/waxing use same deodorant/soap for years?

Female w/ sore underarm no breast cancer what could be the cause of armpit soreness haven't used any razors/waxing use same deodorant/soap for years?

Sweat gland: The armpit with arm down is a partially closed space prone to infections. The skin here has sweat glands and sebaceous glands which can get secondarily infected from sweat. Use electric razor to remove hair and then deodorant. Hidradenitis or infection from sweat glands is not uncommon ...Read more

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What in deoderant soap makes me get blisters?

What in deoderant soap makes me get blisters?

Possible allergy: Sounds like you might be allergic to an ingredient in the soap. ...Read more

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What is the benefit of deoderant soap? Does it kill all bad ones or just decrease count? Is purel better?

Let us see: In your stick of deodorant and deodorant soap that makes them antibacterial. It and its partner triclocarbon are antimicrobial agents that inhibit the growth of bacteria and other microbes on your skin. They can be found in everything from different toothbrushes and toothpastes -- to keep gingivitis at bay -- to some brands of socks and paint. I think it better than deoderant in killing the germs. ...Read more

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My 8 yr old son has severe armpit odor. I told him to use coast deoderant soap. My husband is furious. Says deoderant causes fungus on young kids.?

Not true: There is no correlation between deodorant soaps and fungal infections. Deodorant soaps can often cause a rash if a person is sensitive to them (mildly allergic), and unrelated, fungal infections can often cause a rash under the arms, . ..But the two are not related. ...Read more

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25 yr old daughter can't get rid of armpit odor no matter the deoderant orantbacterial soaps. Got prescription for deoderant to no prevail?

25 yr old daughter can't get rid of armpit odor no matter the deoderant orantbacterial soaps. Got prescription for deoderant to no prevail?

Refractory odor: Sometimes with refractory axillary odor that does not respond as yours has not, more aggressive things can be done. Some studies show benefit to Botox and/or oral antibiotics may be useful. See a dermatologist to review options and examine skin. ...Read more

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Is Marie France Kojic Soap safe to use for hyperpigmentation. What are some safe medications I can take to lighten black areas?

Is Marie France Kojic Soap safe to use for hyperpigmentation. What are some safe medications I can take to lighten black areas?

Dunno: In general hyper pigmentation involves an increased number of melanocytes or activity of those cells and soap just cleans the top layer of skin cells. I would go see a top dermatologist and discuss management issues with him/her. ...Read more

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My wife recently started having constant itching all over her body. She does not have any rashes on her. She has not changed any medications, soaps,?

My wife recently started having constant itching all over her body. She does not have any rashes on her. She has not changed any medications, soaps,?

See a Doctor: There are many conditions that cause diffuse itching without rash. Most of these situations probably represent early stages of what will eventually cause a noticeable rash. These conditions include allergies, dry skin, liver and kidney disease, and certain B cell malignancies such as lymphoma. Keep her skin moist, use cool compresses and try an anti-histamine (which will also help her to rest). ...Read more

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I get severe hives every night-no change in diet, medication, detergent, soap, linens, weather, stress, or habits. Is there another possible cause?

I get severe hives every night-no change in diet, medication, detergent, soap, linens, weather, stress, or habits. Is there another possible cause?

See your doctor: Hives are the result of histamine release by allergy-related cells called mast cells. These can get activated by a number of factors, or a particular combination of them. In addition, there are relatively rare mast cell proliferative disorders that nee t be ruled out. ...Read more