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what can i do about a foul/fishy odor coming from my 8 month old baby's underarms? ...starts to smell about a day or so after i've taken her a bath

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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
38 years experience Pediatrics
Dry her skin: After you wash her and rinse off any baby soap, be sure to dry her well. Pat the skin rather than rub it (so you won't take the natural oils off of her skin). If the area looks red or irritated, there may be a yeast infection and you may need to treat it with an anti-fungal med such as lotrimin (clotrimazole) af twice a day for a week. If it doesn't get better, see your doctor.
Answered on Jan 17, 2014
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