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Baby Armpit Smell

Possible reasons for armpit odor some toddlers may experience armpit odor if they become colonized with certain strains of bacteria.

Baby armpit smell. I think its a mixture of sweat maybe milk dripping into there and spoiling. When bacteria on the skin mixes with sweat the result is an unpleasant odor even in young kids. If your child has armpit odor have him checked by a doctor for signs of bacterial infection. In this case a bath should get rid of the smell.

Unlike eccrine glands which are active throughout the body from birth apocrine produced sweat contains substances like fat which skin dwelling bacteria then digest. Sweat is actually generally odorless explains dr. When children develop physical and hormonal signs of puberty at an early age parents may notice underarm odor. What causes armpit odor in little children between the ages of 2 to 4 year old.

Practice good hygiene by thoroughly cleaning during bathtime drying babys skin completely and keeping the skin moisturized with a safe and natural lotion. Generally body odors in kids begin emerging when apocrine sweat glands the ones found in the armpit become activated. These acids and the alkali are then separated by the microbes on the skin accordingly causing odor. Commonly known as body odor bo and technically as bromhidrosis malodorous armpits.

When baby armpits smell bad it is most often caused by poor hygiene but it can also be caused by a breastfeeding mothers diet the babys diet or a skin rash that has developed over time. Smelly armpits may make you self conscious even though this is a problem most people have dealt with before. But when sweat is broken down by bacteria on the skin it can cause a foul odor. 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.

Young kids have a short neck and lots of fat so food and sweat can be trapped in the folds of skin and start to have an odor mazur says. When a child enters puberty the hormones stimulate glands in the skin including those in the armpits. Lol my babys armpits smell like cheese some mornings i wipe them down with a wipe and make sure to wash good in the bath each night. Armpit odor happens when the perspiration from the armpit apocrine organs discharge unsaturated fats and smelling salts onto the skin.

I had to use some cream on my babys armpits at one stage as they got a tad sore in one crease when he was smaller. Grruiz2092 atbirdsnthebees i breastfeed and my baby doesnt really spit up. What causes smelly armpits.