Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Wame | 2011-11-02


Exssesive sweaty child

My 9 yr old girl has always been a very sweaty person, it doesn''t matter how the weather is as her feet, legs forehead and back will be wet from sweat. She has now started to have a bit of smelly armpit from the sweat and she is getting embarrassed by it, her shoes (even sandels) smell especially in summer as she would have sweat so much they become wet, you can actually see the sweat drops on her feet and legs. On hot days even her flip-flops will be slippery due to sweat. How do i help her reduce this?

Expert's Reply



This is quite a common problem in young children and there are often questions about it on this site. There are new very effective antiperspirants available. Please speak to your pharmacist. If you have any problems about getting a good product it would be worthwhile taking your daughter to a dermatologist about her excessive sweating.The fact that she now has 'smelly armpits' is often an early sign that she is about to enter puberty.

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