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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Now that talcum powder causes cancer what else can we use? (NSFW)

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (17017points) 1 month ago

For swamp ass, and male itch?

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Yellowdog's avatar

Corn starch,

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Yellowdog What about baking powder? Or gold bond medicated powder? The Google suggests cornstarch. Thanks.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Yellowdog Update: I put some baking powder in a wet rag and applied. It worked perfectly.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Supposedly, powdered cocaine has much the same skin-calming attributes that talcum does, but without the carcinogenic side effects.

The problem, of course, is that it’s illegal and horrendously expensive.

si3tech's avatar


Tropical_Willie's avatar

Corn starch and baking soda blend. Baking soda by its self can be a little abrasive. You can them both in the cooking/baking aisle.

kritiper's avatar

Corn starch, baking soda, and a spritz of after shave lotion.

kritiper's avatar

I was under the impression that only women were getting cancer from talcum powder. ?

Yellowdog's avatar

Yes, that’s true—Ovarian cancer,

Outside the body as in on the skin I aven’t heard any problem with.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

I use talc in ceramic glaze formulation. I have a 50lb bag of it in my studio.
It can make a nice matte glaze.
When I am using it, I use a respirator and gloves.Asbestos and airborne silica is a concern for sure.
Here is some info about it, if you are interested.

LadyMarissa's avatar

My dad always used Corn Starch. My Gramps used a mixture of Corn Starch & Baking Soda. Not being a male, I never tried either of them. So, I say try BOTH & see which works best for you. I most definitely would NOT use the shaving lotion as suggested unless you’re a masochist!!!

snowberry's avatar

One of my daughters is allergic to corn, and so for her, both cornstarch and talc is out. She’s using tapioca flour instead. I haven’t heard any complaints so far. I found it in the baking section of our grocery store.

snowberry's avatar

I’ve tried using baking soda in my armpits before. Unless it’s dissolved in water, it changes the pH of my skin so much, I get pimples, and boy, do they hurt!

Be careful with baking soda, @RedDeerGuy1

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@snowberry Baking powder I used. Not baking soda. Also My pharmacist suggested Epson salts in my bath. I’ve been good all day with one wipe of a wet rag with baking powder.

Tropical_Willie's avatar

Use Baking Soda !!! Mixed with Corn Starch.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@Tropical_Willie Ok I checked the box. It was baking soda. Thanks. I’m good for now

LadyMarissa's avatar

@RedDeerGuy1 Since you don’t have ovaries & there’s NO evidence that talcum powder causes cancer in males, you should be safe to use baby powder if you choose to.

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