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Body odor in young boys

12/04/2007

Question:

My 9 year old boy has a very pugent body odor, so strong that his coat actually smells, he does not sweat alot and we have been using antibacterial soap showering daily, sometimes twice a day, his doctor told us to try to change his ph by giving him yogurts but it is not working, any advice?

Answer:

Thank you for visiting NetWellness. This question has been addressed previously in general terms. Please discuss any specifics with your son's physician.

http://www.netwellness.org/healthtopics/ch/bodyodor.cfm

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Response by:

Michael Spigarelli, MD, PhD
Formerly, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati