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    I put deodorant on every morning. When I am at work I always get quite sweaty (it's a desk job hahah) and by about 2:30pm I start to smell a bit and I keep catching a whiff of my body odor, and it gets worse as time goes on. I normally come home feeling clammy and sweaty, and smell a bit.

    I have a special deodorant that I put on my armpits but it stings and irritates the skin if I use it too often. I have tried both roll on and spray deodorants but I still seem to smell in the afternoon.

    Obviously one idea is to go and put some more deodorant on at lunch, but I don't really want to be doing that every day.

    Any tips?
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    Antiperspirant?
    Keeping cool (mini fan)?
    Keep a spray bottle next to you so, if you get too hot, give yourself a slight spray?
    Wear a short sleeved shirt?
    Put a bottle of water in the freezer overnight?

    Just a few small tips?
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    Oh yeah, a good tip:

    Take off your shoes, the body loses a lot of its heat through your feet. =l
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    Apply deodorant at night before you sleep and then again in the morning.Make sure to wear light fabrics like cotton so your skin can "breathe".
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    The stronger antiperspirant that I think you're referring to (driclor? that's what I use) that blocks your pores should be used sparingly or it can irritate. You don't need to glob it on like you would a normal antiperspirant, put a little bit on and spread it around with your fingers, then wash them. I use it on by armpits and I had to gradually build up my usage of it slowly, only using it once a week at first.

    If it's still irritating, see your GP, as they might be able to give you something gentler.
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    (Original post by Philbert)
    The stronger antiperspirant that I think you're referring to (driclor? that's what I use) that blocks your pores should be used sparingly or it can irritate. You don't need to glob it on like you would a normal antiperspirant, put a little bit on and spread it around with your fingers, then wash them. I use it on by armpits and I had to gradually build up my usage of it slowly, only using it once a week at first.

    If it's still irritating, see your GP, as they might be able to give you something gentler.
    It's not driclor but it's similar. It's not just my underarms either. I just seem to be hot and sticky all over, even when it's not that hot in the office.
 
 
 
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