Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Chocolate | 2010-10-22

Q.

Under arm odour

Hi Doc,

My daughter turns 8 yrs in January 2011. There is sometimes a very noticeable under arm odour especially on very hot days.
Firstly is this normal at her age? And secondly is there an under arm anti-perspirant / deodrant that I could use for her taking into consideration her age &  sensitivity of her skin?

Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This the first sign that your daughter is starting to enter puberty.She is young to be entering puberty and this is known as precocious puberty. As she is eight years old no special hormone tests are needed.Ask your pharmacist for the best antiperspirant/deoderant for her. There are some special brands that are suitable for her.

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