Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Land of Beer and Cheese, baby.
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I had this problem with the Tom's of Maine LAVENDAR deodorant. I switched to Tom's lemongrass version and have had no issues.
Seriously, it was PAINFUL. It was summer, and I was sweating a lot, so whatever reaction I was having was intensified. I to this day have no clue what happened... I've never, before or since, had a reaction to deodorant, natural or otherwise. I tried to give it some time, thinking I'd adjust, but no dice. Every time I'd sweat heavily (walking the dog, etc), they'd become red and painful. The pain went away as soon as I'd shower off the deodorant and sweat, but the nasty, ugly, angry red marks remained. The after-effect red marks went away around... um... November???... and I stopped using it in July.
Never quite figured out what it was that was bothering me, but it was clearly something to do with whatever they put in the lavendar. Perhaps the lavendar itself? *shrugs*
Me+DH+DS1+DS2+Dog=me and a house full of guys, which is really just peachy, thanks.