Musty Baby Armpits
Youre probably familiar with that characteristic baby smell.
Musty baby armpits. About two days a week my babys underarms are musty. If you dont dry your little babys armpits really really well this can happen. Musty odor phenylketonuria pku is a congenital metabolic disorder that causes your babys body to emit a musty odor. Milky might be a good description for it says lynnette mazur a professor of pediatrics at the.
Now i dont know what to do. 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. It could be a touch of thrush as well if it looks a little pinkish in the crease or creamy where the skin is rubbing.
I put powder under there but the fact that her underarms are smelly. If your toddler has armpit odor talk to her pediatrician. 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. I believe it all started when my older girls allowed her to put deodorant on of course without me knowing.
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. If left untreated babies may develop neurological dysfunction and other neurological problems such as seizures. If you even do it for once a day then also it will be of immense use. 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.
Toddlers and small children usually do not experience armpit odor. Make a game of drying his armpits after a bath or shower. If your babys smelly armpits look raw or are bleeding visit a. 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. Smelly armpits may make you self conscious even though this is a problem most people have dealt with before.