Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Desree | 2009/03/13


Armpits/smell under her arms

Hi there,

My daughter is 2yrs 4 months, I have noticed that she has a smell under her arms or in her armpits esp in the afternoons when she comes to creche. I am very worried bcoz she is too young for this.She sweats a lot esp when she is sleeping. Can you advise what causes this??


Expert's Reply



Yes your baby is indeed too young to have a sweaty smell under her arms. This is usually an early sign of puberty which is highly unlikely to be the cause in your little girl. As she only seems to sweat a lot at night it is important to be sure that this is not a sign of TB. So please ask your paediatrician to see her just to be on the safe side.

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Posted by: Desree | 2009/03/16

Thanks a lot.

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Posted by: Karen | 2009/03/14

My daughter is 5 and I have noticed te same problem with her. I have been using the crystal roll on for her. It is made of mineral salts. It is working.

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