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Infants Armpit Odor

Patient presentation a 14 month old female came to clinic with a complaint of body odor.

Infants armpit odor. Body odor ordinarily does not happen until a tyke starts adolescence which is viewed as ahead of schedule in the event that it occurs before a kid. Body odor typically does not occur until a child begins puberty which is considered early if it happens before a child reaches 8 years old. If the baby is kept clean and bathed on a regular basis then there shouldnt be a smell. Toddlers and small children usually do not experience armpit odor.

There is a rare medical condition that involves early puberty that could cause this but it is far more likely to have another cause. Another common cause of body odor is stress because when you stress excessively your apocrine glands switch on and this excess sweat on the body can lead. Natural body odor usually kicks in around puberty typically 9 to 14 years of age for boys and 8 to 13 years for girls. Armpit odor in toddlers learn more when children develop physical and hormonal signs of puberty at an early age parents may notice underarm odor.

Why do baby armpits smell. If your toddler has armpit odor talk to her pediatrician. Body odor is present in all animals including humans and its intensity can be influenced by many factors behavioral patterns survival strategiesbody odor has a strong genetic basis but can also be strongly influenced by various diseases and physiological. The parents state that it did not occur when she was first born but started sometime in the next few months.

Armpit smells in little. Be sure spit up is not being collected there. Young kids have a short neck and lots of fat so food and sweat can be trapped in the folds of skin and start to have an odor mazur says. That is definitely not normal infants or even young children should not have such strong body odor as they are no where near puberty where their sweat glands secrete a lot more.

When a child enters puberty the hormones stimulate glands in the skin including those in the armpits. Armpit odor in children overview. Youre way more stressed than usual. Children between the ages of 234 and 5 typically dont encounter armpit odor.