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What is the youngest age a child starts to have underarm odor?
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Dr. Garron Miller
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: See below
Some girls may at 8 years and boys at 10.

In brief: See below
Some girls may at 8 years and boys at 10.
Dr. Garron Miller
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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine
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In brief: No definite age
I don't think there is any definite age described in literature.
I can tell that puberty seems to affect the odor of the sweat significantly. The presence of axillary hair seems to contribute to it as well, in that the hair traps and retains sweat and may be a little harder to clean.

In brief: No definite age
I don't think there is any definite age described in literature.
I can tell that puberty seems to affect the odor of the sweat significantly. The presence of axillary hair seems to contribute to it as well, in that the hair traps and retains sweat and may be a little harder to clean.
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: About 6
Andrenarche is the point where the adrenal glands begin putting out a higher concentration of hormones, some of which can turn on the odor producing glands of the under arms.
It usually preceded the onset of puberty, which is dependent on hormones from the brain. If this is accompanied by increasing growth rate, nipple swelling, darkening of genital hair, the kid should be evaluated by his/her doc

In brief: About 6
Andrenarche is the point where the adrenal glands begin putting out a higher concentration of hormones, some of which can turn on the odor producing glands of the under arms.
It usually preceded the onset of puberty, which is dependent on hormones from the brain. If this is accompanied by increasing growth rate, nipple swelling, darkening of genital hair, the kid should be evaluated by his/her doc
Dr. James Ferguson
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