Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Glynnis | 2010/11/29

Q.

Sweating 5 yr old

Hi doc. My daughter is 5 and her sweat smells like an adult under her arms. It is really bad and is becoming embarrassing. Sometimes I put baby powder under her arms, but it doesn''t seem to help. I don''t know if I can use roll-on for her at this age already.Is there anything that I can use to eliminate this problem?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The question here is why is your daughter of only 5 years already got the body odour of an adult? This is often a sign of the very early onset of puberty. As your daughter is only 5 years old this is known as 'precocious puberty'. Your daughter must be seen by a paediatrician and may require tests to see why she is starting puberty so early.In the meantime she can use a mild alcohol free and low allergy deoderant.

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