Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Concerned | 2009-02-16

Q.

Smelly armpits

My three year old daughter has smelly under arms. It gets worse after she has been playing and sweating. Is this normal at this age. What can I do to improve the situation without resorting to deodorants?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This is not normal at her age and is regarded as an early sign of puberty. In such a young girl there is the concern of a condition called'precocious puberty' Just to be on the safe side ask your paediatrician to see her.

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