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to want spray deodorant banned in changing rooms

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marryj Wed 03-Dec-14 20:04:06

Im asthmatic and have some reaction to them. People seem to want to cover themselves in this artificial crap and I find it hard to breeth and run out quickly usually in a very dishevelled state.

DurhamDurham Wed 03-Dec-14 20:06:36

I have to admit that when I'm out shopping for clothes I usually have a quick spray (or roll-on) because I'd hate to get hot and sweaty. Plus changing rooms which smell of BO make me heave so it's good to mask the smell.

LadyLuck10 Wed 03-Dec-14 20:06:40

Yabu, what would you do in other places?

Bair Wed 03-Dec-14 20:07:16


Discopanda Wed 03-Dec-14 20:07:31

Are you talking about gym/swimming changing rooms? Sorry but they are a popular choice, I think your only option is to ask people to be careful when whipping them out.

CuthbertDibble Wed 03-Dec-14 20:09:58

YANBU and while we're at it can I ban it at home too? My DH insists on using a spray and it stinks.

Mrsmorton Wed 03-Dec-14 20:10:01

YANBU, they are hideous. Someone sprayed one on the train this week... wtf??

Keep it to yourselves, in your house and in your breathing space.

ProudAS Wed 03-Dec-14 20:12:54

YANBU - of course changing rooms would stink without it but nothing wrong with the roll on variety. I was very impressed when visiting a hotel leisure club recently to find that it was a spray free zone and it didn't stink of body odour.

Like the OP I am asthmatic and particularly affected by hairspray. I have a friend who reacts very badly to aerosols having had a lung infection a few years ago.

CuthbertDibble Wed 03-Dec-14 20:13:26

Just to clarify, I'm all for people using deodorants just not the spray ones that stick in the back of your throat.

MrsPiggie Wed 03-Dec-14 20:14:30

YANBU, they are vile. Nothing you can do about it, though. At least you can run out quickly from a changing room, but buses & trains are the worst, I find, you can't escape anywhere. People just don't realise how awful they are to asthma or perfume allergy sufferers.

marryj Wed 03-Dec-14 20:16:08

Your dh sprays? Ltb! I once dated a guy that went overboard with lynx, waste of space!

Love the idea of a spray free zone, I find lots of these sprays as offensive as smoking.

CountingThePennies Wed 03-Dec-14 20:16:27

I ve banned dh from using a spray. Even two sprays has my throat burning and im gasping for breath.

I dont have asthma that im aware of

MaureenMLove Wed 03-Dec-14 20:17:46

Seems fair enough to me. We banned it in the school changing rooms for this very reason. Can't say it's made much difference to the smell of some of our sweaty teenagers tbh, they smell pretty ripe anyway!grin

GingerCuddleMonster Wed 03-Dec-14 20:18:37

I'll make sure to ask everyone in the changing room next time if it's ok I spray a bit of dove under my pits...that won't make me look like a loon at all?! hmm or I could do a quick 2second spray under each pit and get on with my day.

I mean do people aim the spray at you and shove it up your nose or something?! perhaps your standing weirdly too close to others in the changing room, who knows...

Bartlebee Wed 03-Dec-14 20:24:09

Me too! Cant bloody bear it when women spray this in the gym changing room. Vile. Use a roll on!

OneLeggedCrabGoingInCircles Wed 03-Dec-14 20:27:20

Yanbu - my gym has banned spray aerosols and has done for a long time.
I don't think you can expect to ask the same from a public swimming pool or gym but from a private one yes.

Julius02 Wed 03-Dec-14 20:31:18

Blimey - where will it all end? Banning farting in changing rooms. No perfume or hairspray?

I don't make many demands in life but I reserve my right to have a quick blast of Sure as I'm rushing to get changed after swimming - I don't have the time or inclination to stand around flapping my arms about.

What is this obsession people have about banning things. I just don't get it.....sorry.

FuzzyWizard Wed 03-Dec-14 20:35:34

This will probably out me but where i work there is a colleague who has a severe reaction to sprays, perfumes and other perfumed products. it causes her to instantaneously pass out and can leave her with migraines for 3-4 days. The "it's just a bit of deodorant" attitude makes it really difficult for her to go to certain places and could actually kill her one day should she hit her head as she falls.

ProudAS Wed 03-Dec-14 20:36:57

I'm generally not affected by a tiny spray of deodorant (hairspray is worse) but my friend would be. I did get a load of the vile stuff in my throat once whilst showering behind a curtain because someone decided to spray it around.

DurhamDurham Wed 03-Dec-14 20:37:56

At the risk of sounding heartless you can't expect everyone to change because a minority of people have reactions. It is up to the person who suffers reactions to take steps to protect themselves. I agree it's all too often that we hear the cry of 'Ban it!'

Julius02 Wed 03-Dec-14 20:41:34

I try to be considerate and only have a quick blast - I do agree that it is unpleasant if people spray too much or if you're standing really close. But to talk about banning it seems frankly ridiculous to me.

Newsprint makes me really wheezy - am I to suggest we ban people from reading newspapers on the train? Crazy.

kali110 Wed 03-Dec-14 20:44:41

I have reactions to a lot of sprays but i wouldn't wish them to be banned.

FuzzyWizard Wed 03-Dec-14 20:46:55

How would you suggest they protect themselves Durham? My colleague already has to avoid department stores, has to try to avoid going to the toilet in public wherever possible because people spray perfume in there. Are there seperate changing facilities available for those who react badly in most places?

MrsPiggie Wed 03-Dec-14 20:47:23

What is this obsession people have about banning things. I just don't get it.....sorry.

I didn't get it either until DH developed an allergy to perfume. I didn't even use to notice how much perfume there is everywhere. But when I see him prostrated with a migraine for two days because a colleague was a bit heavy handed with the perfume - well, it puts a different perspective on things, don't you think? Even visiting friends is difficult because everyone uses air fresheners or scented candles. Aerosols are worse, possibly because they are stronger or maybe because they diffuse perfume over a larger area?

SinglePringle Wed 03-Dec-14 20:48:43

I hate roll on deodorant. They make me feel sticky and - bizarrely - grubby. I use a spray every time but do it quickly in public changing rooms and always unperfumed.

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