Enter gel deodorant! The white deodorants clogged my pores and left me with painful abscesses. I did not have this problem growing up, but our body changes as we get older. I now use either Almay or Dry Idea gel deodorant. They are much milder for my skin and no abscesses for me! I have tried Toms of Maine, but it does not fight odor well enough for me.
If you have the same problem I had with more questions than answers, try switching your deodorant. Let me know how it goes!