Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: ELIZABETH | 2010/11/17

Q.

7YR OLD SWEATY ARMPITS

IS IT NORMAL FOR 7 YEAR OLD TO HAVE SWEATY ARMPITS AND SMELL OF SWEAT?WHAT DO I DO TO HELP HER?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This question comes up almost on a daily basis. It is not normal for your 7 year old daughter to have body odour. This is a sign of early puberty. As she is under 9 years old this early onset of puberty is known as 'precocious puberty' Your daughter needs to be seen by a paediatrician to make sure that she is well and that she does not need any hormone tests.You can use any alcohol free, low allergy deoderant in the meantime.

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