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I've noticed my 4 yr old has been having grown-up body odor under her arms. I haven't noticed any growth spurt or pubic hair. Can I use deodorant?

I've noticed my 4 yr old has been having grown-up body odor under her arms. I haven't noticed any growth spurt or pubic hair. Can I use deodorant?

Discuss with pediatr: It's unusual for a child to develop that musty "grown-up body odor" so young. While there may be nothing wrong, it still deserves a visit to the pediatrician. Physical examination and probably some blood work are in order. ...Read more

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Deodorant (Definition)

A chemical or compound of chemicals intended to mask odor. Underarm odor is caused by bacterial breakdown of the components of sweat. Typical underarm deodorants contain perfumes and alcohol, triclosan or chelated metal compounds ...Read more


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Can i self wax pubic hair?

Can i self wax pubic hair?

You can but but care: Bikini wax needs to be done professionally but you can wax yourself but have to be careful as the area is rather sensitive , and there may be some discomfort but you can do it and take a warm shower after waxing. ...Read more

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Do we need to shave pubic hair?

Do we need to shave pubic hair?

No: Shaving/waxing pubic hair is a cultural fad currently in vogue. There is no medical need to do it. Can cause discomfort/itching as hair grows back; can cause ingrown hairs, which can become infected. ...Read more

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How to shave pubic hair (male)?

How to shave pubic hair (male)?

Shaving: Insure you use fresh, sharp blades vice dull blades. If hair is > several mm long – then trim before shaving. Wash area before shaving – warm water helps to soften hair. Use a lubricant when shaving. Avoid using products that contain alcohol or are scented. Shave in direction of the hair – not against it. Be gentle when shaving – don’t push down too hard. Moisturize skin after shaving. ...Read more

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Can I use nair on my pubic hair?

Can I use nair on my pubic hair?

Maybe: Some people are more sensitive to these products than other people. Try using it in a small area first. If you get no irritation or burning then try a larger area. Avoid areas that have thin skin such as the scrotum or labial area of the vagina. ...Read more

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Can I use veet to shave my pubic hair?

VEET: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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Do straight men shave their pubic hair?

Do straight men shave their pubic hair?

Shaving: . The most common body areas depilated are the underarms, legs, pubic area, eyebrows and face for females; and the face, abdomen, back, chest, groin and legs for males. Shaving is the most common method used for the underarms, legs and pubic area. ...Read more