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Old 10-06-2011, 12:46 PM   #2
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Re: Recurring staph infection on armpit

I used to get very painful bumps in my armpits. It would lead to infection, and then I would have to get the pus surgically drained. They would just "ice" my underarm and then drain the pus, which was very painful. The ice did NOTHING!

That said, I linked the painful bumps to the deodorant that I was using and finally found, through trial and error, that it was the aluminum in my deodorant that was causing the painful bumps and rash in my underarm.

I switched to a deodorant that did not contain aluminum, and in the many years following, I have not had any underarm problems since then.
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Last edited by Machaon; 10-06-2011 at 12:47 PM.