A mom writes in asking for advice about her 7-year-old son. She says her son’s armpits smell even though he showers every day. She grew up with five brothers and didn’t notice this issue with them, so she is curious to know if this is a normal issue.
A member of the community asks:
“Is it normal for a 7-year-old to have smelly armpits?
Is it normal for a 7-year-old boy to have smelly armpits? Lol I know it may be a silly question but I grew up with five brothers and they didn’t experience that until almost puberty age. I also sent my son’s doctor a message to be sure but I want to know if others have dealt with this? And yes he showers every day.”
Community Advice for This Mom Who Wants to Know if It’s Normal for a 7-Year-Old to Have Smelly Armpits
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The community offered this mom in need a lot of great advice. Read some of their responses below.
“Use a combination of deodorant and antiperspirant. They sell a combination or by themselves.”
“Some are early bloomers. Some girls get their period around 8 some boys start to stink at 7. It’s normal.”
“Boys smell! They can go outside for 5 minutes and come back in smelling like wet dog. I’ve seen it with a few girls too but mostly boys.”
“My brother has AWFUL body odor. Worse than grown men. he’s 7. He has prescribed deodorant.”
“I work at a school and have 5 kids of my own. Kids stink.”
“Could be experiencing early on or could be an underlying health problem. Talk to his doctor.”
“My 8-year-old daughter already wears deodorant daily. It’s good hygiene and they don’t smell.”
“Look into a milk sensitivity!!!!!! My daughter will pit if she has had to much milk. She has always been sensitive to it anyway. Some say changing to organic helps; it didn’t help in our case. So lactose-free or go without!!”
“I have twin boys. When they were about 5-6 I had the same problem. I cut out whole milk and switched to skim. Smell went away.”
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