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Baby Armpit Smell

These acids and the alkali are then separated by the microbes on the skin accordingly causing odor.

Baby armpit smell. Generally body odors in kids begin emerging when apocrine sweat glands the ones found in the armpit become activated. Odor causing bacteria can often be cleared up with a course of prescription antibiotics. Grruiz2092 atbirdsnthebees i breastfeed and my baby doesnt really spit up. What causes armpit odor in little children between the ages of 2 to 4 year old.

In this case a bath should get rid of the smell. When bacteria on the skin mixes with sweat the result is an unpleasant odor even in young kids. Sweat is actually generally odorless explains dr. I think its a mixture of sweat maybe milk dripping into there and spoiling.

Practice good hygiene by thoroughly cleaning during bathtime drying babys skin completely and keeping the skin moisturized with a safe and natural lotion. 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. 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.

What causes smelly 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. Unlike eccrine glands which are active throughout the body from birth apocrine produced sweat contains substances like fat which skin dwelling bacteria then digest.

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. Your baby may also occasionally have a sour smell if hes spit up or has sweat or dirt trapped somewhere on his body. When children develop physical and hormonal signs of puberty at an early age parents may notice underarm odor. If your child has armpit odor have him checked by a doctor for signs of bacterial infection.

Possible reasons for armpit odor some toddlers may experience armpit odor if they become colonized with certain strains of bacteria. Make a game of drying his armpits after a bath or shower. When a child enters puberty the hormones stimulate glands in the skin including those in the armpits.