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Q. “I have red itchy underarms, do you have any helpful suggestions?”
Itchy underarms are usually due to some type of deodorant allergy. Most of the time it will be an itchy allergy to antiperspirant. Unfortunately, every single antiperspirant I know of contains aluminum, which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease. I don’t know of a safe one. Though they claim a different type of aluminum, I am not convinced that the Thai deodorant crystals are aluminum safe. Try applying baking soda to your wet underarms, or try the following recipe: Here is my simple recipe for a helpful low allergy baking soda deodorant. Into a large mixing cup, pour 4 ounces of distilled water. Add 6 teaspoons of baking soda and one ounce True Moisture® Clinical Lipid Therapy® Gentle Help For Hair. Shake vigorously before using. You may need to apply this low allergy formula twice a day.
Another possible cause of underarm itch is shaving. If you suspect a problem due to shaving, discontinue your current shaving routine. Use a new razor and shave your underarms with True Moisture® Gentle Face & Body Cleanser or True Moisture® Gentle Hair Shampoo.
Q. “I have dry itchy eyelids, any practical suggestions?”
Eyelid Dermatitis: Itchy eyelids are usually due to an allergic or irritating substance that touches the eye area. So, eye areas need extra avoidance of allergic agents. Remember, the eyelid skin is very thin and is highly susceptible to allergens and irritants. Thus, eyelids are easily irritated. Be careful to not rub your eyelids with your hands. It’s easy to forget. You may touch a dog or cat, soap, grass, or other allergen, and then, you may rub your eyes with your hands. What happens? You transfer the dog or cat dander from your hands to your eyelids. Because of your eyelid’s thin skin, your eyelids become itchy. Your hands may not itch because the skin of your hands is thicker. Eyelid irritants include any type of eye drop, soap, lotion, or cosmetic used on the face. Also, eliminate perfumed shampoos, conditioners, hairsprays, and face cleansers. Identify all these and avoid. If your eyelids are red and raw, most OTC creams and lotions will cause burning. Even True Moisture® Gentle Face Lotion may cause a burning sensation if used on raw skin. If your skin is raw, you need to see a dermatologist for evaluation and prescription medication.