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My Smelly Little Boy

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by 4Loves, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. 4Loves

    4Loves Approved members

    Feb 25, 2008
    I have no idea if this is diabetes related or not...

    Noah is only 7 so it seems a little early to have BO. I started noticing it in August. Since the weather has been so cold, there has not been as much opportunity for sweating, but he still occasionally stinks.

    What's up? Is it related to the insulin?

    Sorry if this is a ridiculous question. It's been bugging me for a long time.:eek:
  2. Heather(CA)

    Heather(CA) Approved members

    Jun 18, 2007
    I don't know if it's related or not, but, Seth is the youngest and the first to get BO by a long shot.:confused:
  3. Rick_L

    Rick_L Approved members

    Jul 11, 2007
    Our son also has BO pretty bad. I just figured it was due to all the sweating. It seems he sweats more than other kids?
  4. liasmommy2000

    liasmommy2000 Approved members

    Oct 31, 2006
    We noticed this with Lia a couple of years ago. I don't remember if it was before or after dx but it was around that time.

    She definitely needs to wear deoderant in the warmer months.
  5. hold48398

    hold48398 Approved members

    Mar 11, 2006
    I started Mia on deodorant last year, right after her 6th birthday! We are using a hypoallergenic, no fragrance, no nothing deodorant from the healthfood store, and it works great! I was also concerned if this was hormonal and mentioned it to our CDE, so we ran a wrist xray on her and she indeed tracks about a year and a half ahead of her biological clock! If you are concerned, I'd mention it at the next endo check.
  6. momtojess

    momtojess Approved members

    Aug 15, 2007
    My non D son is 8 and we started him using deodorant a few months ago. My other non D son started when he was 10.

    Jessi, my D kid, is 6 but so far she doesnt stink.
  7. allisa

    allisa Approved members

    Jan 13, 2006
    I posted this SAME QUESTION a lllooonnnngggg time ago !!

    My son is 10 and around the age of 7-8, I , too noticed strong BO.....his older brother who is entering teens barely even uses deodearnt.....doesn't have the need and you would think he is the one who SHOULD need it !! LOL

    so, yes...my 10 year old uses deoderant on a regluar basis and his 14 year old brother can do football practice for 3 hours and smell like a lily.....go figure.....

    Edited to add:

    Look.....it was MY VERY FIRST POST ( 01/13/06)......this dying question that I had about BO is what brought me to this board !! LOL

    Last edited: Feb 26, 2008
  8. Mom2Madi

    Mom2Madi Guest

    My daughter was dx at 9.5 years old. She started needing deodoarant a few months later. Then at 10 years old the skin problems started. I had flawless skin all my life - never dealt with acne. My DH did but not till mid teens. I think 10 is way too young for a little acne to crop up. Asked two endos and they tell me it's totally stress related but I've asked 4 parents with D kids and all said thier children had no skin problems until after dx. So I do think these things are related.
  9. julymoon99

    julymoon99 Approved members

    Aug 3, 2007
    Wow, DD has developed BO as well and uses deodorant. She is almost 7.
  10. frizzyrazzy

    frizzyrazzy Approved members

    Dec 23, 2006
    I wanted to point out that (not to alarm people) but there are a lot of other endocrine related issues that could also be at play - so my thinking is that if you're noticing signs of early puberty you should definitely mention it to your endo. Having actual BO at the age of 6 would be alarming to me.

    Just a thought.
  11. shirley83006

    shirley83006 Approved members

    Sep 14, 2006
    well our shannon has had BO before her diagnosis. she needs to use deodorant. i am just thinking that she will just start puberty early. she is my only child who had BO at an early age, and cut her baby teeth at an early age. and lost alot of her baby teeth early, getting her adult teeth. she also has some other signs. but will not mention because she will probably not like it if i say it. she is 8 and will e 9 in april.
  12. Kristalfrissy

    Kristalfrissy Approved members

    Nov 24, 2007
    My husband and I noticed this same thing on our 5 yr old!! His feet always stink but we noticed stong BO a couple of times since diagnosis. He had been playing video games though and we didn't know if it was diabetes related or just having his arms glued to his sides while holding the controller for so long. Interesting though that someone mentioned teeth--because he also lost his two bottom teeth about a year ago and I took him to the dentist cause I thought it was way too early and after several xrays-dentist said that Jaden was a couple years ahead schedule!
  13. dqmomof3

    dqmomof3 Approved members

    Dec 29, 2007
    Teeth, and BO - we're right there too! Jayden has lost more baby teeth than my almost 12 year old son, and she's 9. And definitely the BO...I always chalked it up to gymnastics, but maybe not? How about tooth decay...any connection there between pre-diagnosed diabetes, or pre-diabetes, or diabetes, and terrible teeth? My daughter has more fillings in her mouth than the rest of us put together...she has really soft teeth. Makes me a little crazy when I have to give her sugar in the middle of the night...
  14. MOM to KELLSE

    MOM to KELLSE Approved members

    Aug 25, 2007
    My 9 year old DD started showing signs of BO and other pre-puberty signs at the age of 4:eek: we had her tested and she did have bones 3-4 years older than her age. when she got diagnosed they took another look at all of that pre puberty issues and decided that she needed to go on a monthly injection of LUPRON to slow things down and let her grow to her maximum height. Her endo was worried that she would have issues with driving and reaching the peadles and seeing over the steering wheel. Her growth plates where already closing so I do believe that this and D also go along with each other. The Lupron is a muscle injection and is hugh needle but she has adjusted to getting it every 28 days and of course bribery goes a long way with her:D
  15. hold48398

    hold48398 Approved members

    Mar 11, 2006
    Yeah, I hope Mia doesn't have to go down that route... We currently do wrist-xrays and hormone tests every 6-12 months as Mia too tracks about a year and a half ahead of her time...:(
  16. mom2kenny

    mom2kenny Approved members

    Sep 30, 2006
    the way that is written just struck my funny bone!! lol
  17. BrendaK

    BrendaK Neonatal Diabetes Registry

    Oct 29, 2005
    We started Carson on deoderant last summer. It was BAD!!! We also use deoderant from a health food store -- organic, no icky chemicals, etc. We did talk to the doctor about it and he did a thorough check of early puberty signs and said he was fine. The baby teeth thing is very interesting -- he cut them all VERY early and has lost 9 already (he's 7 1/2).
  18. kyleesmom

    kyleesmom Approved members

    Nov 13, 2007
    I have a 12 year old non-D boy who has been wearing deoderant for at least 4 years now.
  19. miss_behave

    miss_behave Approved members

    Aug 28, 2006
    I'm 18 and I've never had a cavity :D

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