posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
1013 posts
Bumble bee

omg i have this.  Its probably that you have sensitive skin and the deodorant is bugging it. 

And for some reason i never thought about that….but i just started a new thing of deodorant and their going insane. So clearly thats the issue!

Post # 4
5977 posts
Bee Keeper

You might be allergic to the chemicals in the scented deoderant. I would switch back to your normal, unscented one and see if that helps.

Post # 6
1290 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I use Secret and same problem! I use Clinical though, light and fresh scent. I am allergic to everything so really no surprise to me here.

Post # 7
148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Also, this sounds weird, but it could be yeast. Changes in weather, working out, tight clothing, stress, steroids, or other things that might affect your immune system or the environment of your arm pits (what a weird phrase) can result in a skin-deep yeast infection.


Post # 10
10589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I have intertrigo (yeast infections of skin folds, in my case my underarms) and it is bright red. When it’s really bad it is also weepy and bleeds.  It does get really itchy, but it doesn’t sound like that’s what you have.

Take a break from your deodorant (I was told to use nothing at all) for a day or 2 if you can, then go back to the unscented one.  It sounds like you’re just allergic to the new stuff.

Post # 11
7770 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

It is probably from shaving and using deodorant.  I hate to say it, because it is against society so-to-say, but there is research on how bad shaving and wearing deodorant is.  Again, I sound like a bleeding-heart hippie, so I tend to not bother saying anything.  I use an electrical razor and natural deodorant, so I’m not totally out there πŸ™‚

I used to use secret vanilla and I got a cyst!  In my armpit!  I had to get antibiotics at Urgent care.  It was terrible.  So that is why I have been “reformed” and am bothering to post.  Also, I used secret clinical and itched SO BADLY after shaving/ applying I couldn’t sleep!  That sealed the natural deal for me :/

Post # 12
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I one time used degree and my armpits were so itchy it was maddening. It took almost a week after I stopped using it for them to stop itching. When I told my sister she said the same thing happened to her! I wish she would have told me sooner! 

I feel bad for you that was so annoying.

Post # 13
1844 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I have had this happen! For me, it was using Degree deodorant. I switched back to Secret, and I was fine. It is so annoying and frustrating! I would visit a dermatologist if you switch back to your old one and it still happens.

Post # 14
3692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I tried using Secret because they have some neat scents, and I got itchy too!  I switched back to my Ban roll-on, and the itching slowly went away.

Post # 15
893 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Sweet.Sugar.Rose:  Maybe it’s the weather, or the new deodorant.

Post # 16
3798 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Oh dang! I would switch deodorants. Even though I dont have “sensitive skin”, after switching to a deodorant for sensitive skin I have had zero issues with my pits.

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