Pit Stains

  • bijockmuscle

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    Nov 19, 2009 2:56 PM GMT
    I get pit stains very easily and quickly in all white and light colored shirts...anyone else have this problem? Is there a solution to stop them from occurring or a way to get them out?
  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 19, 2009 5:01 PM GMT
    peroxide works good for the stains, I think SHOUT stain remover has peroxide in it.

    I sweat really bad under the arms too. Mitchum Antiperspirant just changed their active ingredient to a cheaper, less effective chemical....ugh! Make sure you get a "clinical strength" antiperspirant with aluminum zirconium. The "Solid" glide on actually leaves even worse stains on my clothes that I can't get rid of.... ruining a couple of shirts. I use the gel, unscented, glycerin based.
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    Nov 19, 2009 5:02 PM GMT
    Switching from deodorant to anti-persperant actually helped in my case, for whatever that's worth.
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    Nov 19, 2009 5:03 PM GMT
    bijockmuscle saidI get pit stains very easily and quickly in all white and light colored shirts...anyone else have this problem? Is there a solution to stop them from occurring or a way to get them out?


    change deodorant bro. its your body chemistry that is interacting with the chemicals to cause the stains. Its going to take some hit or miss. Try something hypo-allergenic.
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    Nov 19, 2009 5:05 PM GMT
    Buy a deodorant that doesn't have aluminum chlorohydrate in it.

    I'm a bit of a hippy and use as many organic and natural products as possible.

    Here are two to try:

    Jason Natural

    Nature's Gate
  • drypin

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    Nov 19, 2009 5:39 PM GMT
    Consider carefully before trying to solve this issue with Botox.

    Check out this website for some of the pros and cons.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Does-BOTOX-for-Sweating-Really-Work

  • Celticmusl

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    Nov 19, 2009 5:45 PM GMT
    Ganymede80 saidBuy a deodorant that doesn't have aluminum chlorohydrate in it.

    I'm a bit of a hippy and use as many organic and natural products as possible.

    Here are two to try:

    Jason Natural

    Nature's Gate


    Dude, I tried these and they did nothing for me. I even used the deodorant crystal with no effect. Smelling myself after a few intense office meetings made me switch to the much harder stuff, aluminum zirconium....even though anything with aluminum is supposed to cause Alzheimer's. At least I will make for a pleasant smelling resident in an assisted living home.
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    Nov 19, 2009 6:04 PM GMT
    Celticmusl saidDude, I tried these and they did nothing for me. I even used the deodorant crystal with no effect. Smelling myself after a few intense office meetings made me switch to the much harder stuff, aluminum zirconium....even though anything with aluminum is supposed to cause Alzheimer's. At least I will make for a pleasant smelling resident in an assisted living home.


    Yeah. If I am going to the gym it is SpeedStick. Otherwise I use Nature's Gate and Aveda Chakra 7 (Gucci Envy if it's a night out).

    Unfortunately, if you don't want the stains, you're gonna have to pick one without aluminum (since that is the source).
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    Nov 19, 2009 6:44 PM GMT
    I make a paste with Baking Soda and Ammonia - it takes the yellow stains out of the white undershirts.

    I tried Jasons Natural years ago - and had a very bad reaction where the skin under my arms went raw.

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    Nov 19, 2009 6:51 PM GMT
    How Deodorant Causes Armpit Stains

    Deodorants work by creating shallow plugs in the sweat ducts so that sweat cannot come out of the duct. The plugs are shallow enough that they come out when exfoliating in the shower; they also can be washed away if there is too much perspiration. Eventually the plugs simply cannot hold back all of a person’s sweat and the sweat comes through. This washes not only the sweat but also the deodorant onto the clothing.

    Many deodorants are acidic and have aluminum compounds in them, it is this acidity that causes the underarm stain. Dark colored clothes may turn a whitish color whereas a white shirt may take on a yellowish color. The reason white shirts turn yellow and not another color could be due to the urea in sweat. Sweat has trace amounts of urea in it – which is a compound also found in pee.

    Read more: http://beauty.suite101.com/article.cfm/avoid_armpit_stains_this_summer#ixzz0XKhLEsSO
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    Nov 19, 2009 6:53 PM GMT
    Vinegar is supposed to be effective in removing perspiration stains. Avoid bleach, that supposed makes it worse.
    I discovered that having somebody suck and lick your armpits will prevent stains. Use with caution, it prevents shirt stains, but may cause staining elsewhere.
  • bijockmuscle

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    Nov 19, 2009 6:54 PM GMT
    bucksube saidVinegar is supposed to be effective in removing perspiration stains. Avoid bleach, that supposed makes it worse.
    I discovered that having somebody suck and lick your armpits will prevent stains. Use with caution, it prevents shirt stains, but may cause staining elsewhere.


    best answer yet!
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    Nov 19, 2009 7:01 PM GMT
    How about wearing a t-shirt underneath your dress shirt?
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    Nov 19, 2009 7:18 PM GMT
    Yes I do lol and I have tried everything from bleach to vinegar to OXY Clean and nothing has worked for me.Thats why I get my undershirts at TJ Maxx N Marshalls.Nice Calvin Klein underwear cheap!
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    Nov 19, 2009 7:27 PM GMT
    theantijock saidWhen I worked in buttondown shirts I used undershirts to avoid this problem. I stopped using deodorants and anti-perspirants when they becamed rumored to cause Alzheimer's and even when that might have been debunked, I figured why stuff my pores with all those chemicals. Anti-perspirants seem particularly crazy to me as sweating is how the body cools itself so why mess with that process?


    Sweating IS how the body cools itself, except under your armpits and along your taint. Those sweat glands have evolved specifically for odor. Please, please, please mess with the process. Your co-workers will thank you.