Why doesn't this spray deodorant work?
February 7, 2012 10:59 AM Subscribe
On my doctor's orders, I switched deodorants, and now my armpits stink. Please help.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (28 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Male, 30s, USA. For years Old Spice High Endurance was my deodorant of choice, until a few months ago I developed painful cysts under my arms. My doctor said it was because when I applied deodorant, it pulled open the hair follicles and allowed them to become infected. He put me on antibiotics and told me to switch to a spray deodorant, specifically Right Guard. So I did, and the cysts went away, but this new deodorant just isn't doing the job. I wash my pits with antibacterial soap and spray on the Right Guard at 8 in the morning, and by 4 in the afternoon I'm a little bit ripe, and by 7 in the evening I'm downright appalling.
So what can I do? Do you know of a better spray deodorant brand? Is there a better technique for applying the Old Spice? Should I just carry the Right Guard around with me and reapply it a couple times a day? Help me, please; I do not wish to offend.