Antiperspirants can cause skin inflammation.

Deodorant is an indispensable remedy for the hygiene of a modern person, but recently doctors are increasingly diagnosing “inflammation of the lymph nodes and ducts of the sweat glands of the armpit”. Such a diagnosis requires surgery and the culprit can be your antiperspirant.

Remedies for sweat are divided into deodorants and antiperspirants. Deodorants fight with an unpleasant odor preventing bacteria from multiplying in a humid environment and drowning the smell of perspiration with odors, i.e. their task is to reduce the unpleasant odor. Antiperspirants prevent the release of sweat on the surface of the skin, thereby significantly reducing sweating. But they do not reduce its secretion, which leads to sweat accumulating under the skin and provoking inflammation (lymphadenitis, hidradenitis).

To reduce perspiration, aluminum and zinc compounds are used that narrow and clog the ducts of the sweat glands and form a film in the armpit. Because of this, their natural excretory function is disrupted, which leads to inflammation of the skin and lymph nodes.

To protect yourself, you can follow a few simple rules:

In hot weather, bathe in the shower in the morning and in the evening, wear loose clothes from natural fabrics, use deodorants.

Use antiperspirant once a day only on the area of the armpits, and in the evening it is necessary to wash off its residues, do not use immediately after shaving underarms, because due to microdamage, aluminum salts will be absorbed additionally.

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