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What Is The Youngest Age A Child Starts To Have Underarm Odor
Andrenarche: Sometimes you will detect a change in the normal sweat/stink profile of your kid as early as 6. This happens when the adrenal glands start increasing some of their hormones at higher levels. It occurs separately from true puberty.If you see any growth acceleration, or other signs that would suggest early puberty,have it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Puberty: As early as age 8 (even 7.5) in girls. As early as age 9 in boys. The average girl starts puberty about ten. Average boy about age 11. If signs of puberty before 8 (girls) or 9 (boys) see your doctor. If no signs of puberty try some antibacterial soap. Some children can get body odor before puberty and it is not a sign of a problem, but you might want to ask your doctor next time you see him/her. ...Read more
My daughter got armpit odor at age 6 and now she is eight she start to complain her breast is aching. Is this normal?
Do armpits smell more as we age? Past two years I notice armpit smell when I lower nose. Never a problem before. Yes I use deodorant and shower.
Bacteria work on: the sweat from your armpit apocrine sweat glands to produce a strong odor. The basic strategy is cleaning the skin regularly (1-2 X daily) with germicidal soap to reduce bacteria count, shaving, drying well. Applying corn starch or powder may help. Then using strong anti-perspirant or combo with deodorant: prescriptions are Drysol, Certain Dri, Dricolor, Odaban with more aluminum chloride. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bacteria: One study showed corynebacteria and coagulase negative micrococci can make the odor. ...Read more
Its been 29 years been dealing with my bad odor armpit. I am very conscious even at ny workplace. Pls help me what to do?
A friend of mine is confrunting a problem with severe underarm odor , but no perspiration.Washes a lot, but no result.What it could be?
antiperspirants: Consider trying an over the counter aluminum based antiperspirants/deodorants. And have your doctor take a visual look to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more
Cheap, nontoxic: Use arm and hammer baking soda as an under arm powder. It is powerful cheap effective and not irritating. Commercial antiperspirants depend on aluminum chloride which may be toxic and very irritating. Also body odor decreases markedly when you go on a vegan diet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What causes body odor under one armpit, very strong odor on left armpithat causes bad body odor under one armpit?
I'm a teenager. Extreme underarm odor. I take a shower once a day in evening and wear Deodorant. But odor is very strong. Please, any advice? Thanks
I have stronger odor in left armpit for 20 days, doesn't go away with washing easily. Dr Bennett said here this may be due malignancy, but what type?
Drysol or Botox: Excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis), can be controlled either by physically blocking the sweat ducts with aluminum chloride (rx drysol) or blocking the neurological signal to sweat (with Botox injections). Sweat itself doesn't have odor. It's the bacteria on the skin metabolizing sweat that cause odor. Topical Clindamycin can reduce bacterial load, and thereby reducing odor. ...Read more
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