Deodorant allergy. Help??

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    Jun 07, 2012 5:53 AM GMT
    Recently i've discovered i'm quite allergic to my deodorant. I get a pretty wicked rash in my arm pits, that hurts like hell, and it peals really bad... A friend suggested a metal free, fragrance free one because that helped her,so I tried it, and the same thing happens... Any one with this same issue? Or anyone with some advice?

    Thanks much!
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    Jun 07, 2012 7:29 AM GMT
    How about something like Crystal Deodorant?

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  • calibro

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    Jun 07, 2012 11:24 AM GMT
    have tried a brand like tom's?
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    Jul 11, 2012 6:01 PM GMT
    Depends on what you're allergic to... you may be allergic to the fragrance and not the actual active ingredient.
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    Jul 11, 2012 6:02 PM GMT
    MuchoMasQueMusculo saidArm and Hammer Natural Deodorant might work for you:

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    I love this one... and I got no allergies. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 11, 2012 6:05 PM GMT
    While you may be allergic to it. It may also depend on how much you are applying. Most are to be used sparingly. I know when I get a little too enthusiastic and apply a lil too much, it irritates me.
  • Coachfan

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    Jul 16, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    The crystal mineral deoderants balls or spray may work for you
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    Jul 16, 2012 3:19 AM GMT
    I have to use the clear gel kind (i developed a similar reaction to solid stick) gillete specifically if it matters to you...
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    Jul 16, 2012 3:19 AM GMT
    Are you allergic to any kinds of metals? I think deodorant has aluminum in it so maybe try ones without aluminum. Mitchum is good I think.
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    Jul 16, 2012 3:30 AM GMT
    i switched to anti persperante and no problems... but had the same issue.

    an added bonus, no more sweat stains.
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    Jul 16, 2012 3:38 AM GMT
    While I can't help you with your problem, I will ask you guys not to apply deodorant to your crotch and balls. That shit tastes terrible.

    Just saying...

    Thank you
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    Jul 16, 2012 4:05 AM GMT
    Try the crystal stick. I stopped using anti-perspirants and deodorants years ago because of teh questionable ingredients, especially aluminum. I just use the crystal and have had no issues.
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    Jul 16, 2012 4:10 AM GMT
    ECnAZ saidTry the crystal stick. I stopped using anti-perspirants and deodorants years ago because of teh questionable ingredients, especially aluminum. I just use the crystal and have had no issues.


    I like the crystal and use it, but it can be hit or miss with me (sometimes I put it on and I'm fine all day, sometimes I reek right through it). In my case I just got sick of regular deodorants messing up all my clothes, even when super careful that the stuff not touch them.
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    Jul 16, 2012 8:00 AM GMT
    Here is what I use. I have similar issues with some deodorants.
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  • hebrewman

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    Jul 16, 2012 8:26 AM GMT
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    This is what I've used for nearly 15years now. Chlorhexidine 4% solution. It's what docs/nurses would use to scrub up before a surgery. It kills the bacteria that make the stink and it works well for me. Still sweat normally and there's no aluminum. Takes a day or two to kick in when you start; but it also takes a few days for the bacteria to start stinking again (which is handy for short trips --you can skip a couple of days). Just a dap 'll do ya....in the pits, crotch and feet...in the shower. Rinse. Done.


    this is the same formulary as hibiclens. great stuff. i have a bottle of it on the boat and at home. great stuff. gallon refills are not bank breakers either.
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    Jul 16, 2012 7:37 PM GMT
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    This is what I've used for nearly 15years now. Chlorhexidine 4% solution. It's what docs/nurses would use to scrub up before a surgery. It kills the bacteria that make the stink and it works well for me. Still sweat normally and there's no aluminum. Takes a day or two to kick in when you start; but it also takes a few days for the bacteria to start stinking again (which is handy for short trips --you can skip a couple of days). Just a dab 'll do ya....in the pits, crotch and feet...in the shower. Rinse. Done.


    I have to confirm: this works great, on both Dave and I. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 16, 2012 7:43 PM GMT
    MuchoMasQueMusculo said
    ECnAZ saidTry the crystal stick. I stopped using anti-perspirants and deodorants years ago because of teh questionable ingredients, especially aluminum. I just use the crystal and have had no issues.


    My Arm and Hammer recommendation above does not have the aluminum that many deodorants have. That's why I use it.



    Only anti-perspirants use the aluminum. Deodorants do not. I only use the crystal and not deodorants because I like the lack of fragrance of the crystal
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    Jul 16, 2012 7:46 PM GMT
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    ECnAZ saidTry the crystal stick. I stopped using anti-perspirants and deodorants years ago because of teh questionable ingredients, especially aluminum. I just use the crystal and have had no issues.


    I like the crystal and use it, but it can be hit or miss with me (sometimes I put it on and I'm fine all day, sometimes I reek right through it). In my case I just got sick of regular deodorants messing up all my clothes, even when super careful that the stuff not touch them.


    Your (nice) hairy pits may negate the effectiveness of the crystal. Just a thought.
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    Jul 16, 2012 11:08 PM GMT
    I only use deodorant...can't use any antiperspirant cause it makes my pits sore (rash, etc).
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    Jul 16, 2012 11:10 PM GMT
    ECnAZ said
    Ariodante said
    ECnAZ saidTry the crystal stick. I stopped using anti-perspirants and deodorants years ago because of teh questionable ingredients, especially aluminum. I just use the crystal and have had no issues.


    I like the crystal and use it, but it can be hit or miss with me (sometimes I put it on and I'm fine all day, sometimes I reek right through it). In my case I just got sick of regular deodorants messing up all my clothes, even when super careful that the stuff not touch them.


    Your (nice) hairy pits may negate the effectiveness of the crystal. Just a thought.


    Well, I tried! =D No one get in whiff range of me.
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    Jul 17, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    I switched to a deodorant stone 20 years ago and haven't used commercial deodorant since.
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    Jul 17, 2012 1:17 AM GMT
    this one smells so good.and actually works.

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    Jul 21, 2012 3:45 PM GMT
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    Kiss My Face (aluminum free deodorant) My favorite. Cucumber Green Tea is the one I like best. It works, and has only a very light fragrance.
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    Jul 22, 2012 2:30 AM GMT
    oneofakind326 saidRecently i've discovered i'm quite allergic to my deodorant. I get a pretty wicked rash in my arm pits, that hurts like hell, and it peals really bad... A friend suggested a metal free, fragrance free one because that helped her,so I tried it, and the same thing happens... Any one with this same issue? Or anyone with some advice?

    Thanks much!


    It may be an infection rather than an allergy .
    fungal or bacterial.
    Hard to say. I would see your doctor.