Childhood Diseases

Posted by: worried Mom | 2009/03/31


Puberty at 4yrs

Hi, Please help me, my daughter is 4yrs old and she has lost her 2 bottom teeth and has new ones now (of which i thought they will take a while since she is so young to be loosing teeth). another thing her armpids are very smelly, they started around november last yr and now it seems like they are progressing, please tell me that she is not going it2 puberty,, i think she is way too young or am i paranoid and is this normal?
ps. i' m afraid of giving her a roll on cause i feel that it will harm her sensitive skin..

Expert's Reply



Your little girl is very young to be having a body odour problem. This may indeed be an early sign of puberty. As she is only 4 years old this may be a sign of what is called precocious puberty so she needs to be checked by her paediatrician.

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Posted by: Mother 2 | 2009/03/31

My daughter who is in general a lot bigger, taller than others her age, is 5 but looks 7/8 started getting loose teeth from about age 4 and lost the 1st one at age 5.5 in Jan this year and has since lost another top one where the new one is already coming out. She has two other kids in her G0 class who are also loosing teeth so i am not too concerned. Re the armpits i would like to see DR response am also curious, my niece has same problem from about age 2 and it has stayed like that, now 9 and using roll on.

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