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.
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.
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.
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.
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 dermatitis, the skin becomes red or sore and can become inflamed after the triggering substance has reached the skin.
If the condition of the skin has not improved after a few days, you should consult a dermatologist