There are children who already smell their feet since they were little. Even babies. And there are children who begin to release body odor at an early age. At that time, the parents raise a question: Can my 6-year-old son use a deodorant for adults? What can I do to prevent bad body odor in the chil
There are children who already smell their feet since they were little. Even babies. And there are children who begin to release body odor at an early age. At that time, the parents raise a question: Can my 6-year-old son use a deodorant for adults? What can I do to prevent bad body odor in the child? Here we explain why the bad smell occurs and what you can do to avoid it.
Why there are children with a stronger body odor
The smell that arises from the armpits usually torments us from puberty. But there are children who have this problem much earlier. It is not normal, and if it happens, you have to consult with the pediatrician. It may be due to the type of food the child consumes. If strong foods such as garlic or curry abound in your diet, they can leak through the pores of the skin, causing bad body odor. Children with diabetes also often have this problem, since their metabolism has a hard time breaking down sugar from carbohydrates. In this case, the child's sweat will have a sweet smell.
Body odor can also be due to precocious puberty. In this case the child also experiences accelerated hormonal development, including the growth of the skin glands (yes, also those of the armpits). Bad odor occurs when skin bacteria come in contact with sweat.
Another reason for armpit odor in children is the overactivity of the sweat glands. It is a disease that is known as hyperhidrosis. In this case, the only remedy is an antiperspirant or specific injections.
Why do children smell their feet
Bacteria tienen is responsible for the bad smell of children's feet. When coming into contact with sweat, the bad smell occurs. And the feet are the area of the body where more sweat glands are concentrated (250,000), so it's normal that they sweat, and a lot. The foot, being enclosed in the shoe, is more likely to 'nest' bacteria that produce a bad smell.What can I do to avoid the bad smell of children?
In the case of the smell of the feet, here are some tips to try to avoid it:
- Maintain proper hygiene of your child's feet.
Wash them daily. - Use cotton socks (so you can breathe the foot)
- Be careful not to squeeze shoes. The more closed the shoes, the more sweat the feet. And
try to change him often from shoes . Do not use them every day. Also avoid that they are plastic, since all you get with them is to accelerate the sweat of the foot.- There are products that kill the bacteria in the shoes. But you can also use the bicarbonate. Put it generously on the shoe template and leave it in the sun for a few days.
- If the shoes can be put in the washing machine or the shoe insoles, do it: it is the most efficient way to kill the bacteria.
- If your child gets very sweaty feet,
change his socks a couple of times a day .Regarding underarm odor:
Try using bicarbonate. As a home remedy, you can also make an infusion with sage leaves and tomato juice and then rub your child's armpits with a damp cloth. Once dry, you can use a bit of cornstarch. - Avoid deodorants that include aluminum and parabens among their ingredients. Look for them to have natural ingredients. Today you find many organic products on the market that adapt to your child's skin.
- Use cotton clothes.
No synthetic fibers nor those beautiful plastic-patterned t-shirts that prevent the skin from breathing. And above all, keep a correct hygiene of your children. They should shower at least once a day.