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How early is to early to have body odor?

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Dr. Candace Spann
Dermatology

In brief: Can start very early

Body odor, aka bromhidrosis, is caused by several components of the skin flora, most commonly corynebacterium, propionibacteria, and staph aureus.
If persistent in spite of deodorants, it can usually be managed with a topical antibiotic known as clindamycin. While body odor is more common starting around 9 years of age, it is well-documented in children that are much younger.

In brief: Can start very early

Body odor, aka bromhidrosis, is caused by several components of the skin flora, most commonly corynebacterium, propionibacteria, and staph aureus.
If persistent in spite of deodorants, it can usually be managed with a topical antibiotic known as clindamycin. While body odor is more common starting around 9 years of age, it is well-documented in children that are much younger.
Dr. Candace Spann
Dr. Candace Spann
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics

In brief: Younger than 7

For girls younger than 7 years and for boys younger than 8 having body odor or other signs of puberty may signify early puberty.
Schedule a check up with your doctor and have them be evaluated.

In brief: Younger than 7

For girls younger than 7 years and for boys younger than 8 having body odor or other signs of puberty may signify early puberty.
Schedule a check up with your doctor and have them be evaluated.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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