Deodorant Makes My Underarms Itchy?

I seem to have a reaction to antiperspirant deodorants. My underarms gets so itchy. What is a person to do? Is there something that won't cause this reaction?


Debbie52 from IL

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January 12, 20110 found this helpful
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I have had occasional trouble even tho I had been using Crystal deodorant for years. When it happened shortly after taking a shower one evening and not having used anything under my arms, it got me thinking. All I had used under my arms was soap and water. Then I realized it was probably the soap and not the deodorants. Must be reacting with sweat. Now I make sure I rinse my underarms thoroughly. No problems since. Hopefully it will continue to work and hopefully it will work for you.

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June 8, 20100 found this helpful

I have the same problem. I have switched deodorants several times and still my underarms get extremely irritated to the point where i have to wash it off.


I'm thinking of trying an all natural, fragrance free, it cant hurt.

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July 25, 20100 found this helpful

If you use a body wash that might be the cause. I use to use body wash when showering and it made my underarms itch and then irritated them. They sell some antibiotic cream at the dollar store and it will get rid of the itch and keep out infection. Use it for about a week and that should get rid of it.

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July 7, 20160 found this helpful

I discovered decades ago that I have a topical allergy to any skin product containing alcohol. I wasn't able to find a deodorant product which was alcohol free. There are soaps which are and I found one which I like.


I use baby soap/shampoo. My skin and scalp don't itch any more. Store brand is fine and much less expensive. As long as I don't miss a day in the shower I am doing fine without the deodorants. I don't know if they still make it but Ban Roll On is or was good and it didn't cause the maddening rash.

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August 19, 20190 found this helpful

I have tried 2 or 3 deodorants or antiperspirants and cannot seem to find one that works. So, as they say, I am still looking. I did go to the doctor. They gave me a fungal cream, like one for athlete's feet- didn't work. They gave me Prednisone, thinking that maybe it was an allergic reaction. That worked, but now it is trial and error on finding a deodorant or antiperspirant that will work.


Yes, I changed my body soap and my shampoo. I now use Dial non scented for body and I swap shampoo because if I use one more than 2 days in a row I get itchy. I haven't been able to where under arm deodorant/antiperspirant for 2 months. SMH
So, I am looking forward to trying Jason's Apricot, Almay, & Crystal. Maybe I will get lucky.

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