Post Surgery advice - Lymph Node removal

HI Ladies


I am in recovery, one week after left mastectomy and right reduction, my left arm pit is tender although due to the mastectomy the surgoen removed my lymph nodes from insde the breast area.

The weather is lovely and warm and I simply cant bring myself to use antiperspirent or deoderant, I am scared of doing some damage, my Breast care Nurses dont work weekends and I’m just looking for some advice.

Is it safe to use some for of deoderant so early after surgery - there is no wound?


Thank you

Hi Pawsnjaws, 

I am sure some of our users will be along to share their experiences and offer support.

In the meantime please do call our helplineat 0808 800 6000. They will be able to talk to you about the use of deodorant after surgery and have a friendly chat. The opening hours are below.

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm
Late opening Wednesday 9am-7pm,
Saturday, 9am-1pm 

Best wishes,