Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Mariesim | 2010-07-20


7 year old girl 7 year old has very a bad odour, from her sweating, under her arms. The odour is as strong as an adult. Even when its cold, and she sweats sometimes, it has the same odour. I usually put dettol in her bath water, and she washes with Johnsons Baby bath Wash. When she showers, she uses the family Dettol shower gel. But both doesnt seem to help.

What can i do to help her with this problem. She doesnt want to wear sleeveless tops in summer, because shes embarassed. The odour started a few months ago.

I was told to get her Dr Hauska roll-on deoderant and also that Possible causes are : body is full of toxins, deficiency of magnesium or zinc. Apparently Eating large quantities of meat can also contribute to body odour and Estrogen dominance (very common in females in this day and age) can also contribute. Silica 30ch was reccommended.

Do you reccommend the above as well

Please help me help her, i am desperate

Thank You

Expert's Reply



There is no need to be desperate. Your daughter is showing the first signs that she is starting puberty early.As she is only 7 years old this is known as 'precocious puberty'. Precocious puberty is the early onset of puberty in girls before the age of 8 years. Your daughtert should be seen by her paediatrician.

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Posted by: C | 2010-08-13

I am sure that Mitchum is far too strong for a child to use. Dont they advertise that an adult only needs to put it on every 2nd day - its full of chemicals to stop sweating - not healthy for a child imo.

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Posted by: PUrple | 2010-07-21

Shame man.

I can''t help with advice, just to say that a really good deoderant is Mitchum. It is expensive but its a roll on or a gel and you put on in the morning and will not get any odour for the rest of the day.
I sweat a lot and its the only deoderant that works for me.
They say you can skip a day and it still works, but I haven''t tried.

The nice thing as well is that as it is not an anti perspirant, it doesn''t leave yellow marks on clothing.

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