Musty Baby Armpits
Make a game of drying his armpits after a bath or shower.
Musty baby armpits. But body odor in places such as the armpits in your toddler could be a probable signal of an underlying illness. 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. 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. If you even do it for once a day then also it will be of immense use. In some cases the hormones used in milk may contribute to an unpleasant underarm smell. Now i dont know what to do.
If you dont dry your little babys armpits really really well this can happen. I believe it all started when my older girls allowed her to put deodorant on of course without me knowing. 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.
Untreated pku can cause major health and developmental problems. If your baby smells musty and tested positive for phenylketonuria a doctor will need to be involved with treatment. Youre probably familiar with that characteristic baby smell. If your babys smelly armpits look raw or are bleeding visit a.
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. 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.
I put powder under there but the fact that her underarms are smelly. Smelly armpits may make you self conscious even though this is a problem most people have dealt with before.