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My boyfriend got severe rash and burns from the deodorant. Looking online seems like many others with the same issue... why haven't they done something about this? This is a very serious problem. Think twice before using these products.

I started using Old Spice Deodorant "Fresh", I had apparently a reaction for years, skin always irritated. So I switched to Old Spice "Swagger". I had no problems until recently, when I switched to using Antiperspirant when I work out, and using the Deodorant when I am not working out. I used the Deodorant and now have chemical burns on both armpits. I have tried other Old Spice Deodorants and end up with an irritation to them.

Let me just say I am a female. My husband and I were headed out the door to go to a local store and I felt like I needed a quick swipe of deodorant because it's been in the upper 80's and was warm again that day. I grabbed the Old Spice Swagger and gave 1 quick swipe under each armpit. We got to our location (10 minutes away) and began going through the store. Within another 10 minutes my right armpit was burning. It was really uncomfortable. I joked and asked him what they put in that manly deodorant thinking it wasn't the deodorant at all. By the time we got home I was in intense pain and I've given birth to 2 children, one over 10 lbs. I quickly got a shower and felt marginally better for about a minute.

I woke up the following day and the creases in my armpit are bright red and goopy. It looks like skin is falling off. Within another day the other armpit now looks the same. I've not put deodorant on in almost a week. I went to the doctor and she gave me some cream, but it's not helping either. They are getting worse. I can't lift my arms over my head due to the pain. As a busy mom this is HORRIBLE. I've never had a reaction like this to anything. It's not a rash. It doesn't itch. It burns. All because of 1 swipe in each armpit. 1 swipe. Now it's been a week of pain.

I been using Old Spice deodorant for 15 years and I been using Pure Sport . Lately my armpit are red and itch. I am from Guatemala Central America. This Old Spice I been using is made in the USA.

Old spice is ridiculous putting chemicals that burn people the way it does! My 2 sons have burns all under arm pits from this crap and I'm going to an attorney's office Tuesday. This is stupid!!!

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I've used Old Spice Pure Sport High Endurance for 10+years with no problems, except occasional redness from alcohol sensitivity if I over-do it, like by taking 3 showers in a day and applying heavily. Nothing that lasts more than a few hours, and only once a year, under the above conditions. In May of this year (2016), I experience a rash consistent with the other recent complaints. The rash started as an itchy couple of bumps, and then became a bright red "ring" of about 1.5 to 2 inches in diameter, with lighter red in the middle. The rash has persisted, despite discontinuing use of the product, for 6 weeks.

The rash is responsive (goes away, and the skin resumes its normal color) with daily use of ** (10%) ointment after 3 days, but returns if the ** treatment is stopped. After being diagnosed as potentially a yeast infection by my dermatologist, a 3-week treatment of under-arm-specific antifungal / anti-yeast foam was tried (** foam). No change / reaction, except the ring appeared darker / more red. I have resumed treatment with topical **, but since the symptoms recur if discontinued, I'm afraid I'm not treating, and worse probably masking, the underlying cause.

I've used Old Spice deodorant of various types for a while and never had this problem. My armpits are so badly burned. I can't raise my arms. Very hard to take a bath. It must be the "Swagger" scent because I haven't noticed a problem when I use the others when I'm traveling but at home I have the "Swagger" and both times I used it, I got blistered. Old Spice needs to check their products because people are obviously suffering from their products.

Old Spice Pure Sport deodorant - After a few days of using this I developed a rash under both armpits! They're now peeling like sunburn and it hurts very badly! I will not be using any Old Spice deodorants from now on.

I've been using Old Spice Swagger for about 2weeks now. Well I've started to burn little by little 3 days after using it. It hurts so bad I can't use any other deodorant, shave or even put water on it.

My husband purchased this deodorant and used it for just a few days. He has received chemical burns and they look horrible... urging him to see a doctor.

My husband got a nasty rash several months ago. He went the doctor. They treated it with pills. I threw out his deodorant which was Old Spice, I can't remember the flavor. I bought my husband another brand. But my husband bought another stick of Old Spice to leave in his car just in case he forgot to put on deodorant at home before he goes to work not thinking that he would get rash again. So he ran out of the stick at home. So he used the Old Spice Fiji. In three days he got the same rash. I sending him back to the doctor again tomorrow.

Been using Old Spice Pure Sport for 4 years and just a week ago I started getting this burning pain from it. My fiancee looked at it and it looked like a burn. I haven't used it in a few days and the burn is getting worse. I will not be buying Old Spice no more and I will be calling the company tomorrow.

BEWARE. CAUSES CHEMICAL BURNS. After a few days of using the product I developed red sensitive patches of skin that were tender to the touch. It then started peeling like a sun burn after a few days of use. I'm happy I caught this early. Continued use could have severely damaged the skin in and around my armpits.

I used this old spice deodorant only because I left the house and forgot to put deodorant on so I stopped at a gas station on my way to work and bought this. Luckily for me, I only put it on that 1 time and left it in the car and in the hot Georgia summer heat it melted. I was bummed because it actually smelled really good and was considering starting to use it after my normal deodorant (degree sport) ran out. Two days later, I noticed my armpits were painful to the touch. I looked at them in the mirror and there was this red ring around my armpits on both sides. I freaked out because I didn't know what the hell it could be.

I started googling 'armpit ring rash' and looked at the images it pulled up and saw a picture of Old Spice which brought me to this site. I began to read the other comments of people complaining about the exact same symptoms and rash I had. The nail on the coffin were the pictures others had posted which looked exactly like my rash. Lesson Learned. If it ain't broke, don't fix it! Been using degree sport since I was a pre-teen and at 31, I will continue doing just that.

I recently began using Old Spice Pire Sport. Was many other on this site have stated, within days I developed extremely painful and irritating burns on my armpits.

One week later, and the pain/irritation has barely subsided. P&G: Please properly list the warnings/side effects on your labels!!

I bought the Old Spice Swagger Deodorant. About 4 hours after my first use I got an awful rash under both armpits. It really red and bumpy and it hurts. I am on day 2 of the rash and it is not getting any better.

My name is Justin. I am 26 years old and have used Old Spice for years. I started using Old Spice Swagger when it came out and about a year ago I started getting a rash under my arms. It wasn't real bad and was gone in a few days. I started using Old Spice Pure Sport about three days ago because they were out of Swagger, the next day I had a rash so I stopped using it. It is not getting better, in fact, it is worse. The pain is horrible and it makes it impossible to do anything. I have tried A&D ointment and baby powder with aloe. Neither has helped. Can anyone tell me what has helped them?

I used Old Spice Pure Sport because I was out of my deodorant and two days after using it my armpits became red and then bubbled up like I was burned. Went to dr. after a weeks of torture. Prescription (3) and 4 days of no work.

Old Spice isn't my go-to deodorant, but I've used it in the past with no problems. However, when I ran out of my regular deodorant, I went to a nearby convenient store (which means I also had to pay considerably more) and purchased Old Spice Pure Sport. This was roughly a month ago, but recently I began to notice a burning sensation under my arms every time I would put it on. I didn't pay much attention to it, but the burning got worse about three days ago. Every time I would put it on my underarms would burn for about 10 minutes. I figured it was the deodorant so I stopped using it. When I looked in the mirror I noticed a bright red irritation around my armpits.

I didn't want the irritation to get any worse so I began googling ways to treat irritated skin under the arm cause by deodorant. Much to my surprise, the only results that popped up said something along the lines of "Old Spice Causes Rash/Chemical Burns to Consumers", which confirmed my belief that it was the deodorant causing the rash. I haven't used Old Spice in about 24 hours, but today my underarms still feel discomfort and the skin looks and feels raw. I live in Southern Louisiana where the highs are in the mid 90s, which doesn't make matters any better. If the irritation doesn't clear up soon then I will probably have to seek medical attention. I was on antibiotics around the time that I started to use the deodorant so I'm assuming that's the reason why I didn't starting experiencing symptoms sooner like other users. I'm extremely disappointed with the makers of this product.

I have recently used the Old Spice deodorant product and within two days developed serious chemical burns!! These burns are so bad I'm having to stay home because the open sores are irritated by touching clothing! This has been a ridiculous experience. If any class action suits are filed please let me know!

I used the gel Old Spice deodorant on June the 9th, 2016 and woke up the next morning with a horrible chemical rash under both armpits. The burn became increasingly worse over the next few days and was so painful that I couldn't wear sleeves or raise my arms. My skin has been raw and has prevented me from shaving or wearing deodorant. It's June 25th and I still have the burns. I had to seek medical attention to treat the burns. This has been an extremely painful experience and I caution anyone to use Old Spice. Most painful rash of my life.

After using your deodorant and body wash products for quite some time, my fiancé began using "Lionpride" deodorant and started experiencing an itching and burning sensation. This then escalated to an irritated, painful chemical burn in his axilla, which in turn became open and infected. He has since stopped all use of this product and still has a visible irritant after weeks of discontinued use.

I've been using Old Spice deodorant for years, which is why I was surprised to learn (by googling and getting to this site) that the excruciating rashes under my arms were actually chemical burns from their Bearglove deodorant. It hurts horribly and looks gross, so it's making summer pretty bad. I'll never buy Old Spice again.

I do not typically use this product but was out of mine and decided to use this, Old Spice Champion Deodorant. Immediately after applying it, it started to burn, followed by a horrible rash and blistering. Obviously, I stopped using it but the rash is not going away on its own. It has been almost a week and I am in excruciating pain. It is not healing and will need medical attention. I went online looking to see what I could put on it to help the pain and start to heal it when I saw that I am not the only one with this issue. I have tried A&D Ointment, **, powder with cornstarch to help keep it dry, aloe and sterile nonstick first aid pads. Needless to say, I will never purchase this brand again.

Chemical burn. This is what you get from using Old Spice products.

I have been using Old Spice Wolfthorn and Bearglove for three years with no problems. Recently over the past few weeks, sometimes I get a slight stinging sensation when I put on my deodorant. Figured I had cut myself somehow trimming my armpit hair and it was just irritating the cut. Today, however I reacted very poorly to my deodorant. Within minutes after applying my deodorant I felt like my armpits were burning. I had to wash it off of myself and I'm still in pain. Hopefully I don't have lasting damage from this.

I used Old Spice off and on for a period of two weeks. I used it for 3 days straight and started feeling a burning sensation so I immediately stopped using it. 2 days later (6/13/2016) a scab began to form and the burning got worse. Today (6/17/2016) my armpits still burn and the scab is getting thicker.

I have used Old Spice for 30 plus years never a problem, my go to product. Bought three pack pure sport and started to feel burn once in awhile. One day after working out and showering I applied the stick heavily because my wife said I was smelling weird. I felt the burn and thought nothing of it. Later in day I had a rash that was incredible. Both armpits red, raw, bumpy and spreading. Went to Dr who was complexed, gave me prednisone 40g. Rash spread to wrist, behind legs, back. I am still itchy and suffering after three days. I am hoping the medicine kicks in. Please help.

I ran out of my current deodorant. So I decided to use some Old Spice (Wild Collection) that my boyfriend had, but hadn't used yet. I noticed that as soon as I put the deodorant on it started burning my armpit. But I thought that it might be due to the fact that I had just shaven my armpits and ignored it. Later that night I happened to take a look at my armpits and my left armpit had what looked to be a chemical burn. This was only after one use! I discontinued use immediately and I woke up the next day and the burn was worse. It was very painful and throughout the week and my skin started to fall off and was full of pus. It was extremely painful! I decided to look up reviews to see if anyone else had experienced what I had, and was shocked to find all the reviews about this deodorant leaving people with burns! I will not be using Old Spice deodorant ever again!

I've been using Old Spice deodorants since forever. I've even switched from the dry cream variant to the stick variant and vice versa. I've had many of their different scents, even this limited edition Red series that they had which I wish they'll turn into a permanent selection. I love, love, love Old Spice! It's effective, their scents are long-lasting, and the stick can last for a year. No kidding. A year. Just one dab of it and it works for the entire day.

Now, on to these Old Spice users that I thought were joking... First of all, it's a product made for male adults. I don't know why some users are forcing the products on children. That's dangerous! I read this review about a mom complaining about Old Spice giving her 12-year old chemical burns. I was wondering why she allowed her son to use the product?! It's too strong for his young skin. There was another reviewer who used her boyfriend's Old Spice and got burned as well. Why did she do that?! Maybe she had no deodorant?

But anyway... Old Spice deodorants are specifically made and marketed towards men. I think that's a clue that's pretty much clear with its commercials and print ads. It's a product formulated for the male body and I am suggesting to everyone to keep it that way. What's too bad is that the stick variant is very hard to look for here in the Philippines. Once in a while I'll see them in random drugstores or supermarkets but these are too slim chances. Also, the product is expensive. But for me who is able to keep the product for around a year, I think that's a good buy. The stick variant lasts longer than the dry cream, just saying.

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