Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Concerned | 2012/03/15


4 year old girl smelling strongly of sweat

I have a huge concern regarding my 4 year old daughter smelling strongly of sweat. She has smelt from as early as 3 years of age.
She has started creche and I am concerned about the smell as I dont want her to be made fun of as it smells very strong. I wash under her arms day and night and even put some baby powder, but it isn''t enough. Is she too young to be using deodorant? I desperately need assistance from a Paediatrician.

Expert's Reply



Your daughter is indeed too young to be having a problem like this. As underarm odour is usually an early sign of puberty and your daughter is only 4 years old she may have a condition called ''precocious puberty'' or very early puberty. She needs to be seen and tested by a paediatrician.

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Posted by: observer | 2012/03/15


this question appears every week here,
your daughter is too young to be smelling. she could be reaching early puberty,

pleasetake her to a paedeatrician for tests,

all the best.

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