Contact Dermatitis-Deodorants and Antiperspirants
Deodorants and antiperspirants may contain neomycin, zirconium, formaldehyde and antibacterial agents, such as hexa chlorophene, which can sensitize, as well as aluminum salts. Deodorant soaps containing salicylanilide derivatives or hexachlorophene analogs can photosensitize (Dial, Zest, Lifebuoy, Safeguard, Palmolive Gold, Irish Spring, Coast).
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Last update: September 10, 1995.