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Daniel More, MD

Could You Be Allergic to Your Deodorant or Antiperspirant?

By November 29, 2011

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Most adults use deodorants and/or antiperspirants on a daily basis, and are found in just about everyone's medicine cabinet. Most deodorants and antiperspirants contain fragrances, which are known to cause contact dermatitis, resulting in itching, redness and flaking of the underarm areas. Other ingredients, such as propylene glycol, lanolin and parabens are other ingredients that can cause skin allergy reactions.

Have you experienced an itchy rash after using a deodorant or antiperspirant? Not sure which product would be safe for you to use? Learn more about allergies to deodorants and antiperspirants, including how the diagnosis is made as well as the treatments that are available.

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