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Cutis. 1999 Jul;64(1):65-6.

Crystal deodorant dermatitis: irritant dermatitis to alum-containing deodorant.

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Department of Dermatology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455-0392, USA.

Abstract

Two patients developed an irritant dermatitis of the axillae shortly after using an over-the-counter "natural deodorant crystal" product containing alum. We discuss this previously unreported, untoward reaction to alum, an ancient agent with newfound popularity as an alternative health product.

PMID:
10431678
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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