Bethlehem school asks students to ax Axe Body Spray

Cans of Axe deodorant body spray are seen in this Saturday, March 21, 2009, in New York. Scents shown are Dark Temptation, background left, Shock, background right, and Fever. Axe targets a line of deodorants, body sprays and other products to young men ages 18-24, but the brand is also popular with teenage boys. (AP Photo/Shoun Hill)

March 20, 2013 5:22:58 AM PDT
An eastern Pennsylvania high school wants its students to cut back on the body spray.

Freedom High School in Bethlehem says one of its students was recently hospitalized for exposure to Axe Body Spray. Now, officials are asking students to stop using it as a cologne or fragrance while attending the school.

In a statement posted on the school website Tuesday, officials say the affected student is severely allergic to the spray and recently had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance after being exposed to it.

It wasn't immediately clear what type of reaction the student had, or what chemical in the spray may have caused the problem.