Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Faith | 2012-07-24

Q.

Armpit smell

Hi

My son is 8years old,he has a very strong armpit smell.How do I treat this, is it too early to introduce the use of roll-on deodarant?

Kind regards

Faith

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Your son is very young to have this strong armpit smell.This is usually a sign of early puberty. As your son is only 8 years old this is called 'precocious puberty' It would be best to ask your paediatrician to see your son and to decide whether any tests are required.

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