Dove Spray deodorant has been accused by many women of causing cysts

Dove Spray antiperspirant allegedly causes cysts in the armpits of several women, including her own, according to a woman on TikTok.

Trisha Patel (@trish_patel) shared on TikTok that she saw something viral Twitter thread of women reported getting cysts in their armpits after using Dove’s spray deodorant. She says the exact same thing happened to her.

In the video, Patel says she started noticing an unusual lump under her arm in 2016 or 2017. She went to the doctor immediately because the lump “literally looked like a tumor” and she was worried. At the time, doctors told her the lump was benign and just fatty tissue, and that removing it would be considered a cosmetic — not medical — procedure. So Patel says she didn’t.

Years later, the lump began to grow and look “strange,” Patel says. In 2021, the TikToker decided to see a dermatologist and have the lump removed. She says the removal procedure was “quite intense” and made her faint.

After the lump was removed and tested, the dermatologist told Patel it was made of breast tissue, she says. The TikToker adds that the dermatologist called the situation “strange” and said she probably should have gone to a breast surgeon.

@trish_patel saying all of this.. Please triple check ingredients in products you use frequently

Seeing the Twitter thread recently, Patel revealed that her breast tissue lump was “probably” caused by the Dove deodorant she was using.

“Now so many people are coming forward and saying they’ve had similar growths in their armpits from using this deodorant – please stop using it,” Patel says in the video. “Also, I still have a scar on my forearm from that procedure that I will probably have for the rest of my life. Not that it’s a big deal, but still.”

Patel’s video seemed to set off alarms from some viewers, who said they are currently using Dove’s antiperspirant spray.

“I literally have a cyst in my forearm right now and I’m using pigeon deodorant,” commented one viewer.

“Wait a damn minute I’ve always used Dove, noticed I have a small lump in both armpits but thought cuz I was fat,” said another viewer.

Some said users of Dove deodorant spray should take legal action against the company.

“UMMMM LET A CLASS ACTION START LIKE NOW,” one user wrote in all caps.

Another user tagged the company, saying, “@dove please reply to this! It’s unacceptable how many people complain about the same thing!!”

However, some viewers were skeptical that the deodorant spray caused armpit lumps.

“I also had respiratory tissue mass in my armpit. I don’t use pigeon deodorant, never have. it’s apparently pretty common,” one viewer wrote.

“When I started using deodorant in the late ’80s, my mom warned me about spray deodorant for that reason. I don’t think it’s just Dove, it’s all sprays,” said another.

The Daily Dot reached out to the creator via a TikTok comment and to Dove via email.


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*Initial publication: December 3, 2022 at 11:17 am CST

Cecilia Lenzen

Cecilia Lenzen is a freelance writer for the Daily Dot.

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