Musty Baby Armpits
If you dont dry your little babys armpits really really well this can happen.
Musty baby armpits. Make a game of drying his armpits after a bath or shower. About two days a week my babys underarms are musty. I believe it all started when my older girls allowed her to put deodorant on of course without me knowing. Now i dont know what to do.
Toddlers and small children usually do not experience armpit odor. If your babys smelly armpits look raw or are bleeding visit a. Youre probably familiar with that characteristic baby smell. If your baby smells musty and tested positive for phenylketonuria a doctor will need to be involved with treatment.
If left untreated babies may develop neurological dysfunction and other neurological problems such as seizures. Musty odor phenylketonuria pku is a congenital metabolic disorder that causes your babys body to emit a musty odor. If your toddler has armpit odor talk to her pediatrician. Milky might be a good description for it says lynnette mazur a professor of pediatrics at the.
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. Smelly armpits may make you self conscious even though this is a problem most people have dealt with before. 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. 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.
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. Untreated pku can cause major health and developmental problems. Commonly known as body odor bo and technically as bromhidrosis malodorous armpits. I put powder under there but the fact that her underarms are smelly.
In some cases the hormones used in milk may contribute to an unpleasant underarm smell. But body odor in places such as the armpits in your toddler could be a probable signal of an underlying illness.