Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Precious | 2012/07/17

Q.

Problems of smell

I would like to find out how to deal with the following:
1. My child has a bad breath.
2. Her arm pits also smell awful.
3. She is developing sores and cuts on her vagina.

what could be causing all of this, she is only 7 yrs,

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

It is very difficult to answer your questions without being able to see your daughter.Her bad breath may just be due to tooth decay.The smell under her arms may be due to early onset of puberty. The cuts and sores on her vagina sounds like a condition called genital herpes. It is vital that any possibility of sexual abuse is ruled out with your daughter. It would be best for her to be seen by a paediatrician as soon as possible.

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