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what to do when your child seems to sweat a lot, and no deodorant seems to work?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Depends: Excessive underarm sweating is from adrenaline. Overall sweating is due to excessive activity of the sympathetic branch of the autonomic nervous system.Either way it is the control mechanisms in the lower brain that are "out of balance". Although this might be genetic, the commonest cause by far is "junk diet", particularly sugar.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

At what age is it ok for children to begin using deodorant?

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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics 25 years experience
7 or 8: At puberty kids will need deodorant. Some children may need it earlier than that. Antibacterial soap may also be helpful. If there are signs of puberty (breasts, pubic hair, rapid growth) under age 8 in girls the patient should see their pediatrician. If there are signs of puberty (testicles larger, pubic hair, acne, rapid growth), under age 9 in boys then patient should see pediatrician.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the least harmful brand of deodorant for a child?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Harm ?: In three decades of following kids I have never come across any deodorant that produced any problems. It is possible that any commercial product applied to the skin could produce an allergic response. You can easily test any product by applying the material to the pad of a band-aid, apply it to the skin overnight & check the next day for redness or blistering. If no change is seen it's likely safe.
A 34-year-old member asked:

When should I start letting my child use deoderant?

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Dr. Sara Gonzalez
Pediatrics 13 years experience
Body odor : Adolescents should start using deodorant when they begin having body odor. Usually this will be within a short time of beginning to develop "adult hair" (underarm, pubic, etc.) and is a normal part of puberty.

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