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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: | 2019/08/27

Q.

4year old smelly armpits

My 4 year old daughter recently started having very strong under arm smell. Is this normal or should I have her checked out at her paed? She is a very warm child and sweats very easily.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2019/08/28

This is not normal. Having underarm odour is usually an early sign of puberty onset. As your daughter is only 4 years old, she is obviously too young to be entering puberty so early. This is known as 'precocious puberty' It is important that your daughter is seen by a paediatrician. This should be done as soon as possible.

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