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lmcorazon
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posted 09-05-2002 10:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lmcorazon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What causes yellow armpits? Does anyone know how to prevent yellow armpit stains? Also, does anyone know how to remove these stains?

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posted 09-06-2002 09:39 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Pinkroses     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It could be the deodorant you are using. Try using a different brand.

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posted 09-09-2002 06:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for debso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you pre-soak your undershirts in regular old vinegar, it will get the yellow stains out

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posted 09-10-2002 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for buck58     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the same problem. I switched brands and the stains went away!!
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posted 09-11-2002 06:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indsey     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The yellow is probably caused by bacteria. However, like Pinkroses and buck said, try switching to a better antiperspirant, one w/o aluminum chloride.

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posted 02-17-2003 01:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fikster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My yellow undershirts are causing problems for me as well. A quick search for "Yellow Armpit" came up with this article. I hope this helps.

Yellow Armpits
These stains are likely caused by a combination of deodorant and perspiration. Many deodorants and antiperspirants contain aluminum salts. When these salts are combined with laundry detergent, especially in cooler water settings, they are not easily dissolved, and they remain on the fabric. To remove the stains, try soaking the T-shirts in warm water with an enzyme pre-soak product. Wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric. If the stain remains, dampen and sprinkle stain with meat tenderizer. Let stand for about an hour, and launder again. To avoid new stains from forming, always wash the shirts in the hottest water safe for the fabric. To prevent these stains, allow your antiperspirant to dry completely before dressing.

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Summary:

- Change my deodorant to one that doesn't contain aluminum salts.
- Let my arm pit dry before putting on deodorant
- Pre-soak with vinegar or a enzyme product such as Biz Bleach or Axion.
- Wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric. If the stain remains, dampen and sprinkle stain with meat tenderizer. Let stand for about an hour, and launder again. To avoid new stains from forming, always wash the shirts in the hottest water safe for the fabric. To prevent
these stains, allow your antiperspirant to dry completely before dressing.

[This message has been edited by Fikster (edited 02-17-2003).]

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