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What makes oldspice deodorant give me a rash under my arms?

What makes oldspice deodorant give me a rash under my arms?

Allergic: You have likely become allergic to one of the ingredients, particularly the fragrance. ...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 dark red, flat, non-itchy rash under my arms. I switched to natural deodorant about 3 months ago; could that be related? ”

“I have a dark red, flat, non-itchy rash under my arms. I switched to natural deodorant about 3 months ago; could that be related? ”

Several possibilites: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them.
Inflammation, infection or insects can give a rash. Judging by the location, one would expect yeast or infection of sweat glands.
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I have a rash that keeps coming back in my arm pits. I have changed deodorant several times and even tried making my own and I still get this resh.

I have a rash that keeps coming back in my arm pits. I have changed deodorant several times and even tried making my own and I still get this resh.

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Switched from antipersp deodorant to natural 1mo ago. Having swollen painful nodes in arm pits, discoloration, rash, etc. Tried tonsof different brands?

Switched from antipersp deodorant to natural 1mo ago. Having swollen painful nodes in arm pits, discoloration, rash, etc. Tried tonsof different brands?

Contact dermatitis: Hi, thanks for the question. It seems like you developed a rash in the area where you applied the deodorant. If this is indeed the case, you likely have an allergy to the deodorant. The reaction is called contact dermatitis, meaning irritation where the deodorant touches your skin. The main solution is to stop using the offending chemical or product. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have tried deodorant and antiperspirant but still sweat a lot. I have to wash under my arms daily & reapply several times a day. I even get sticky.

Find experienced MD: In a city, there is usually a doctor who has an interest in, and many patients with, excessively sweaty armpits, hands, and feet. The specialist can try various treatments with a patient to see what works best. Drysol (strong antiperspirant), beta-blocker medications, Botox injections, and galvanic stimulation (electricity) are some options. More recent in the news is microwave armpit treatments. ...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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I perspire a lot under arms and have a musty smell, what kind of deodorant is best?

I perspire a lot under arms and have a musty smell, what kind of deodorant is best?

Depending on the: Extent of your problem - there are prescription strength antiperspirants that your doctor/ dermatologist can prescribe. ...Read more

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My 5 yr daughter has musty under arms. What should I do? What age to start wearing deodorant?

My 5 yr daughter has musty under arms. What should I do? What age to start wearing deodorant?

Get her seen: If it smells like grown-up smell, her physician needs to see her. Precocious puberty is fairly common and is a disaster for everyone. ...Read more

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I've used the same deodorant for 15 years and haven't changed laundry detergent or body wash in years. I keep getting the knots under my arms very soar?

Hidradenitis?: This sounds like infection deep in the skin, perhaps hidraditis suppurativa, or maybe just straightforward folliculitis. Search online for more information about HA including photos. I doubt this has anything to do with your deodorant. Still, best to stop using it for the time being and see your doctor. This should be easy to diagnose. Curing HA can be difficult, but control usually is possible. ...Read more

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Why do my arms feel sore when I put on deodorant?

Irritation: The re-application daily can cause a chemical irritation
may need to take a break. ...Read more

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I have really dark under arms and it doesn't matter what type of deodorant I use. What can I do or use to get them clear?

I have really dark under arms and it doesn't matter what type of deodorant I use. What can I do or use to get them clear?

Pigmentary changes: Difficult to say without seeing. Commonly brown discoloration can occur over the skin after inflammation has subsided and healing is occuring in areas of previous rashes. This phenomenon is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). Best thing would be to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My sister has boils and sores under both arms. They leak and smell. She can't wear deodorant.....What is wrong with her.....How can we fix it?

My sister has boils and sores under both arms. They leak and smell. She can't wear deodorant.....What is wrong with her.....How can we fix it?

Hidradenitis?: What you're describing sounds like hidradenitis suppurativa, which is a form of acne affecting the sweat glands in the arm pits, groin and other areas. It can be very debilitating and often requires surgery to remove the affected skin. She needs to see her doc to be evaluated and treated. This is an excellent synopsis by dr. David miller. ...Read more

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I've noticed my 4 yr old has been having grown-up body odor under her arms. I haven't noticed any growth spurt or pubic hair. Can I use deodorant?

I've noticed my 4 yr old has been having grown-up body odor under her arms. I haven't noticed any growth spurt or pubic hair. Can I use deodorant?

Discuss with pediatr: It's unusual for a child to develop that musty "grown-up body odor" so young. While there may be nothing wrong, it still deserves a visit to the pediatrician. Physical examination and probably some blood work are in order. ...Read more

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Why might it be that my arms keep breaking out into rashes?

Why might it be that my arms keep breaking out into rashes?

Rashes: Rashes on your arms can be from several causes, you need to be evaluated by a doctor to determine the cause of your problems. ...Read more

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Will I be sick? I put on deodorant, and under one of my arm pits, it stings. I think I cut it shaving, & the deodorant says don't use on broken skin.?

Will I be sick? I put on deodorant, and under one of my arm pits, it stings. I think I cut it shaving, & the deodorant says don't use on broken skin.?

Unlikely: Assuming the use of a normal amount of deodorant, a dose received internally from a small cut would be insufficient to cause systemic illness. The warning is most likely based on the discomfort one would feel if the deodorant is applied to broken skin, not any major illness. ...Read more

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What to do about under arm redness reaction from new deodorant?

Avoid fragrance: If you have a problem with multiple deodorants, it is likely that you are allergic to fragrance. There are a few fragrance-free products available. Tom's of maine makes a "sensitive" labeled deodorant that contains no added fragrance, just some plant oils. Another fragrance-free product is naturally fresh deodorant crystals. If you are not sensitive to antiperspirants try a fragrance-free one. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Rash (Definition)

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