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Armpit stings, allergic reaction or not?

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Dr. Maurice Strickland
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Not always

I am answering the question that i often get about armpit stinging with deodorant, this can be immunoglobulin e mediated allergy or cell mediated allergy (delayed type hypersensitivity, or type IV sensitivity) or merely irritation.
A patch test can determine delayed type hypersensitivity, ige allergy is less commonly tested, irritation is diagnosed by the lack of other mechanisms.

In brief: Not always

I am answering the question that i often get about armpit stinging with deodorant, this can be immunoglobulin e mediated allergy or cell mediated allergy (delayed type hypersensitivity, or type IV sensitivity) or merely irritation.
A patch test can determine delayed type hypersensitivity, ige allergy is less commonly tested, irritation is diagnosed by the lack of other mechanisms.
Dr. Maurice Strickland
Dr. Maurice Strickland
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Dr. Duane Gels
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good Chance

Hard to say, but your axilla is a sensitive part of the body, and deodorants contain chemicals that can cause allergies!

In brief: Good Chance

Hard to say, but your axilla is a sensitive part of the body, and deodorants contain chemicals that can cause allergies!
Dr. Duane Gels
Dr. Duane Gels
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