Musty Baby Armpits
About two days a week my babys underarms are musty.
Musty baby armpits. I put powder under there but the fact that her underarms are smelly. Apply lemon juice on their armpits pouring some small amount of lemon juice on cotton ball and dabbing it on your childs armpits also helps himher to get rid of pungent body odors. If left untreated babies may develop neurological dysfunction and other neurological problems such as seizures. In some toddlers armpit odor may be due to the colonization of certain bacterial strains momjunction here tells you all about body odor in toddlers.
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 you dont dry your little babys armpits really really well this can happen. Commonly known as body odor bo and technically as bromhidrosis malodorous armpits. Most of the time its totally normal for your babys body to have odors some pleasant and some not.
Untreated pku can cause major health and developmental problems. Youre probably familiar with that characteristic baby smell. But body odor in places such as the armpits in your toddler could be a probable signal of an underlying illness. In some cases the hormones used in milk may contribute to an unpleasant underarm smell.
Make a game of drying his armpits after a bath or shower. Malodorous menu children who consume smelly foods such as garlic onions or curry may develop body odor when these strong smelling foods seep through their pores. If your toddler has armpit odor talk to her pediatrician. If you even do it for once a day then also it will be of immense use.
Now i dont know what to do. Milky might be a good description for it says lynnette mazur a professor of pediatrics at the. If your babys smelly armpits look raw or are bleeding visit a. Toddlers and small children usually do not experience armpit odor.
If your baby smells musty and tested positive for phenylketonuria a doctor will need to be involved with treatment. Smelly armpits may make you self conscious even though this is a problem most people have dealt with before.