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Baby Armpit Smell

What causes smelly armpits.

Baby armpit smell. Generally body odors in kids begin emerging when apocrine sweat glands the ones found in the armpit become activated. I think its a mixture of sweat maybe milk dripping into there and spoiling. Armpit odor happens when the perspiration from the armpit apocrine organs discharge unsaturated fats and smelling salts onto the skin. If your child has armpit odor have him checked by a doctor for signs of bacterial infection.

Commonly known as body odor bo and technically as bromhidrosis malodorous armpits. Grruiz2092 atbirdsnthebees i breastfeed and my baby doesnt really spit up. 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. 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.

Practice good hygiene by thoroughly cleaning during bathtime drying babys skin completely and keeping the skin moisturized with a safe and natural lotion. 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. Make a game of drying his armpits after a bath or shower. Odor causing bacteria can often be cleared up with a course of prescription antibiotics.

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. Smelly armpits may make you self conscious even though this is a problem most people have dealt with before. When bacteria on the skin mixes with sweat the result is an unpleasant odor even in young kids.

But when sweat is broken down by bacteria on the skin it can cause a foul odor. When children develop physical and hormonal signs of puberty at an early age parents may notice underarm odor. Unlike eccrine glands which are active throughout the body from birth apocrine produced sweat contains substances like fat which skin dwelling bacteria then digest. These acids and the alkali are then separated by the microbes on the skin accordingly causing odor.

Sweat is actually generally odorless explains dr. In this case a bath should get rid of the smell. Possible reasons for armpit odor some toddlers may experience armpit odor if they become colonized with certain strains of bacteria.