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Musty Baby Armpits

If left untreated babies may develop neurological dysfunction and other neurological problems such as seizures.

Musty baby armpits. Toddlers and small children usually do not experience armpit odor. Youre probably familiar with that characteristic baby smell. Musty odor phenylketonuria pku is a congenital metabolic disorder that causes your babys body to emit a musty odor. But body odor in places such as the armpits in your toddler could be a probable signal of an underlying illness.

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. If you even do it for once a day then also it will be of immense use. Milky might be a good description for it says lynnette mazur a professor of pediatrics at the.

Smelly armpits may make you self conscious even though this is a problem most people have dealt with before. If your babys smelly armpits look raw or are bleeding visit a. In some cases the hormones used in milk may contribute to an unpleasant underarm smell. 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.

Most of the time its totally normal for your babys body to have odors some pleasant and some not. Make a game of drying his armpits after a bath or shower. If your toddler has armpit odor talk to her pediatrician. If your baby smells musty and tested positive for phenylketonuria a doctor will need to be involved with treatment.

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. 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. About two days a week my babys underarms are musty. Untreated pku can cause major health and developmental problems.

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.