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Topic: Re: anti-perspirants, underarm deodorants

Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2006 11:42AM

Anonymous wrote:

I am unable to find an answer to whether or not it is safe to use underarm anti-perspirants after node dissection.

Do you feel the use of them might be adding to risk of blocking the lymphatics and causing lymphedema?

Thanks to anyone who has the answer!

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Jun 3, 2006 12:47PM Jennifer wrote:

I have never thought of it this way and am not sure it would actually affect my arm. I know a lot of women are concerned about alunimum in their deodorants. I simple use the Adias aluminum free or Tom's Natural.
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Jun 3, 2006 02:55PM inspiewriter wrote:

Not because of nodes in particular, but just to cut down on the chemicals I use. I switched from anti-persp. to Crystal stick--which is a deodorant stick. It works very well!!

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Jun 3, 2006 02:59PM rrs wrote:

Never heard that question but it is a good one. I use Old Spice original deodorant rather than using anti-persp. Seems to me that it is better to perspire and prevent it.

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Jun 3, 2006 03:53PM Chiahead wrote:

I switched to Tom's of Maine deoderant. It won't stop me from perspiring but with these hot flashes there isn't an anti-perspirant out there that could stop that! My left side doesn't perspire anyways since radiation so it is only the right that I have to worry about.

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