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Could spray on deodorant be affecting/irritating my lichen planus?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry
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In brief: Don't rule it out

Most antiperspirants contain aluminum. This can enter your body through pores.
It can also be inhaled when you spray. If you have oral lichen planus i think it merits a look. Also your axillary lymph node is located directly in your armpit. Aluminum may make cause a localized or systemic reaction. For this reason I have personally switched to an aluminum free deodorant.

In brief: Don't rule it out

Most antiperspirants contain aluminum. This can enter your body through pores.
It can also be inhaled when you spray. If you have oral lichen planus i think it merits a look. Also your axillary lymph node is located directly in your armpit. Aluminum may make cause a localized or systemic reaction. For this reason I have personally switched to an aluminum free deodorant.
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