Is It Safe To Use Deodorant For Pregnant Women?

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I’m Ara, 25 years old, 8 weeks pregnant.rn I want to ask, is it safe to use deodorant for pregnant women?rnThank you in advance.

1 Answer:

Hi Arara,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Excessive sweat production, especially around the armpits, can trigger bad body odor if not handled properly. For this reason, many people use deodorants to prevent body odor.


The question now is, is it safe to use deodorant during pregnancy?


Deodorants generally contain the active compound aluminum chloride and parabens. This aluminum chloride has the effect of reducing sweat production by the sweat glands in the body. While parabens are useful in keeping the molecules in the deodorant more stable and last longer.


What is often doubted about the safety of deodorants is parabens. There is a lot of literature that states that parabens can have a similar effect to the hormone estrogen. Thus, its excessive use has the potential to cause excessive cell proliferation that can trigger cancer. Parabens are thought to also cause DNA mutations that cause cells to develop abnormally.


Although there are many negative rumors circulating regarding the safety of deodorants for women, including pregnant women, until now there has not been enough research to prove the truth of these rumors. Therefore, there is no specific prohibition that does not allow pregnant women to use deodorant. The FDA (food and drug administration) itself does not prohibit the use of deodorants.


However, it doesn't hurt you to be careful. The trick, namely by observing the composition contained in the deodorant carefully. You can choose a deodorant that does not contain parabens or contains minimal parabens to avoid the risk of side effects.


In addition, to help prevent body odor, you can also do natural ways, starting from taking regular baths, using alum, and wearing loose, cool fabrics, and absorbs sweat.


Some information from us. For more details, you can consult directly with a gynecologist.


Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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