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Avoiding aluminum.

My husband does not want to use deodorants that contain aluminum. Do you have any suggestions?


Rockford, Illinois

We've heard that milk of magnesia is an effective and economical underarm deodorant. To test the idea, Post editors tried it for a week and were amazed how well it worked--at least one is switching for good.

Milk of magnesia, an over-the-counter laxative to relieve occasional constipation, is a milky-white liquid that contains magnesium. Small amounts of Phillips' Milk of Magnesia applied to the underarms with fingertips or tissue dried quickly and left no residue on clothing. No laxative effects were noted.
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Title Annotation:Medical Mailbox
Publication:Saturday Evening Post
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:May 1, 2010
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