Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Dee | 2010/03/02

Q.

Smelly feet

Good Day Doc,

My 13months old boy has smelly feet, wether wearing sandals or tekkies, what could be the course of this ?

Another thing he''s got rash around the anus(just around the hole) It only occurs the day after he has eaten mabele(brown) porridge. Could it be wheat allergy

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The fact that your baby has smelly feet [which is obviously unusual at this age] is very significant.While his foot odour may be due to his sandals or takkies it is important to exclude other possiblities. Children with unusual odours or smells like your little son should be seen by a paediatrician to exclude conditions which are known as 'inborn errors of metabolism'.

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