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Help I Am Allergic To Deodorants

Nov 30, 2007
If you are allergic to Deodorants then you suffer from Allergies Type 1, also called Contact Allergies. Deodorant allergies are fairly uncommon, but can be quite irritating, nonetheless. A great many people who suffer from this interesting allergy never have any idea what the problem is. Even if you don't believe that you suffer from a deodorant allergy, if you have experienced any of the following symptoms, you should consult your doctor as soon as possible. While certainly not fatal, the symptoms of deodorant allergies can become quite bothersome and painful if allowed to go untreated.

The most common symptoms that arise from deodorant allergies are a redness that spreads under the armpit along with the need to scratch. Both of these, if experienced, should warn you immediately of an allergy to your deodorant. Some deodorants will cause only slight redness, and perhaps a minor itching sensations or a bit of dry skin, while others can cause a full blown rash, complete with oozing blisters, and peeling skin. Neither of these symptoms of deodorant allergies are particularly harmful, but can become extremely painful if left untreated.

If you think you may be suffering from deodorant allergies, there are a few things that you should do. The first of which is to stop using that particular brand of deodorant immediately. If you have had the same reaction to several different brands of deodorant, you may be allergic to the aluminum contained in many underarm deodorant products. Be sure that you check the ingredients of the next type of deodorant you purchase, in order to make certain that it does not contain aluminum.

Next, rub a small bit of hydrocortisone cream over the affected area. This should clear up most of the symptoms associated with deodorant allergies within a few days, as long as you do not aggravate the condition by wearing more deodorant. If hydrocortisone cream doesn't resolve the problem, you will want to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist. He or she can give you a more powerful steroid cream that should take care of the problem.

The most important thing to remember if you think you may be suffering from deodorant allergies is to stop using whatever brand of deodorant caused the reaction in the first place. If you do not, you may find yourself needing to take more than just a few days to recover, as more severe symptoms of deodorant allergies can take up to two weeks to heal.

Common Vitamins and over the counter products can help with allergies caused by deodorants such as Aloe Vera, Green tea, Quercitin, Bromellain and zinc.

Aloe Vera will help rejuvenate and tone skin all over. A naturally cooling gel, the Aloe Vera botanical ingredients work together to stimulate the blood circulation and naturally soften the skin.

Green Tea Contains antioxidants that may protect against heart disease, several types of cancer, and skin damage.

Quercitin is a well known flavonoid. Flavonoids are powerful antioxidants and can reduce inflammation boost the immune system and strengthen blood vessels and improve circulation. Quercitin is also known for its ability to block the release of histamines, thus reducing or preventing allergy symptoms. Take 500 mg twice daily.

Bromellain will enhance the absorption of Quercitin. Take 100 mg twice daily.

Zinc is needed for healing and maintaining healthy tissues. Amino Acids are the building blocks of protein and are the vital components of skin, hair, muscle tissue, the body's organs, blood cells, various enzymes and hormones. Zinc also has a profound influence on the body's ability to resist disease.

Always consult your doctor before using this information.

This Article is nutritional in nature and is not to be construed as medical advice.
About the Author
David Cowley has created numerous articles on allergies. He has also created a Web Site dedicated to allergies and how to treat them. Visit Allergy Treatment
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