What is the difference in antiperspirant and deodorant? What does each do?

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Offline Karen W.

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Well, I pretty much know deodorant covers up odor at least it tries to disguise the odor. but how does a Antiperspirant work to prevent the odor or from allowing the odor from escaping your sweat glands under your arms?

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Antiperspirants contain fragrance, but they also contain chemical compounds that block the pores to stop the discharge of perspiration. No sweat, no odour.

Deodorant allows the release of perspiration, but prevents odor by combating it with antiseptic agents, which kill odor-causing bacteria.


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Thanks Paul for the Answer I missed your response, but glad I found it!

Does blocking the sweat pores cause harm? What about these antiseptic agents can the clog pours and cause infections?

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We have discussed the difference between anti-perspirants and deodourants before - here's the answer:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=7062.0

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Thanks Chris!

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All I know is that I need ample application of both...cos as you know I never wash, bathe, shower or anything !!.....flys are my bestest friends !!
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Ah Sheepy does that mean your ready for a little sheep dip??? LOL

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Ah Sheepy does that mean your ready for a little sheep dip??? LOL

A LOT of sheep dip...and then some.....!!  [;D]
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Well A Little bit of "Mr. Bubbles" Might be nice I love "Mr. Bubbles.." Sheepy would smell all nice and "KID" fresh clean! LOL

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We have discussed the difference between anti-perspirants and deodourants before - here's the answer:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=7062.0

Chris

Thanks, Chris.

ooh, and it was asked by me! NOT Neil!!! It also looks like i remembered the answer you gave, well almost.