Deodorant And Antiperspirant Incompatibility

Deodorant And Antiperspirant Incompatibility

Deodorants and antiperspirants are generally considered safe products. However, allergic reactions can occur with very sensitive skin

Signs and symptoms

Deo incompatibility: your signs

In case of deodorant intolerance, the most common symptom is a red, scaly rash on the spot where the deodorant was applied. Burning and itching in the armpit area can also be caused by a deodorant intolerance. In severe cases, red, raised areas with weeping blisters form. The allergic reaction to a deodorant or antiperspirant can occur suddenly – after the first application or even after months of use.

Deodorant And Antiperspirant Incompatibility
Recognize the symptoms of deodorant intolerance.

Deo intolerance: Causes

There are some chemicals in deodorants and antiperspirants that can cause contact dermatitis. Most commonly, an allergic reaction is caused by fragrances and related ingredients, for example essential oils or biological additives. This effect is further enhanced by other additives such as alcohol, which ensure deeper penetration. Sometimes a rash also forms in the armpit area.

If your skin is sensitive, you should consult your dermatologist.

Additional factors

Incompatibility due to other influences

In the case of eczema or neurodermatitis, reactions to deodorants are more frequent, especially those containing perfume or alcohol. With a deodorant or antiperspirant without fragrances and alcohol, the risk of an allergic reaction can be significantly reduced.

Deodorant And Antiperspirant Incompatibility
Shaving can irritate the skin even more.

Shaving can irritate the skin even more.


Deo intolerance: prevention and tips

If you suffer from known neurodermatitis or very sensitive skin, you should use a deodorant without the most common allergens that can trigger dermatitis, for example fragrances or alcohol. You should also test a new deodorant on your forearm before the first application to see how the skin reacts to the new product. A new deodorant should always be tested first on the forearm before the first application.

Deodorant And Antiperspirant Incompatibility
A new deodorant should always be tested on the forearm before first use.

Deodorant And Antiperspirant Incompatibility
Eucerin deodorant for sensitive skin does not contain any irritants such as alcohol, perfume, colors or preservatives.


The Eucerin deodorant for sensitive skin, available as roll-on or pump spray, does not contain any irritants such as alcohol, perfume, dyes or preservatives and is therefore very skin-friendly.

In case of dermatitis caused by a deodorant or antiperspirant, the deodorant must no longer be used to prevent aggravation by irritants or allergens. In addition, you should stop shaving your armpits and wear loose clothing to prevent further irritation of the skin.

In dermatitis, the skin becomes red or sore and can become inflamed after the triggering substance has reached the skin.


Eucerin Deodorant for sensitive skin does not contain any irritants such as alcohol, perfume, dyes or preservatives.

If the condition of the skin has not improved after a few days, you should consult a dermatologist

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