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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: | 2019/10/21

Q.

7 year old with sweaty armpits

My 7 and a half year old girl has sweaty, stinky armpits. Now that it is summer the odour is getting worse. I have used baby powder, but it is not helping. What can I use?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician
- 2019/10/22

The fact that your daughter of 7 and a half years has body odour at such a young age is the real question here. Body odour is an early sign of starting puberty. As your daughter is younger than 9 years, entering puberty at her present age is regarded as being too early. In fact it is known by the medical term of 'precocious puberty' Your daughter should be seen by a paediatrician regarding her starting puberty at such a young age. In the meantime she will need to use a deodorant. Use a roll-on type of underarm deodorant and look for a brand that does not contain alcohol and is suitable for sensitive skin. Dove make a popular underarm deodorant that should be suitable for your daughter.

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