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BO in 7 yr old after MMR reaction

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My 7 yr old had a MMR vax last fall, had a reaction (3 days of 103, and then rash on her torso) and ever since has had BO if she sweats a bunch or doesn't wash every day. I personally think it's a bit early for her (in my family, don't know about my husbands family), and think it's so strange that it would show up right when she got that fever. To me it signifies a deep level of toxicity, but when I ask around no one has any advice.

Does anyone have any ideas to help her body detox, or to address this phenomenon?

Thanks!

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Drinking lots of water should help her flush her system. Is it possible that she has had this for a while and you are just now accepting it? I only ask because this was a first sign of puberty for my dd at age 7 1/2 but I tried to ignore it and blame it on other things until a few hairs sprouted and I couldn't ignore it anymore. It could be a reaction from a vaccine but in our case it was just puberty starting six months early.

I suggest bringing her to the pediatrician to rule out other causes of an early start to puberty, they are rare but happen. Get a bunch of books about puberty to read with her, there are some great recommendations in the preteen/teen area if you search old threads, and teach her to use deodrant or do whatever your family believes in doing for bo.

It could also be that you are more sensitive to smell for some reason right now and the odor isn't from the start of puberty. I work with three and four year old children and they do get sweaty and stinky if they don't shower daily, especially as the weather warms up and we spend long chunks of time outside. At some points in my cycle it is hard to not gag because I have a very sensitive nose.and when my thyroid crashed I was nauseous all thr time from the stench. None of these kids are anywhere near puberty. Maybe the illness has the lingering effect of making thr smell worse or you may be going through something tag increases your sensitivity to smell.
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Drinking lots of water should help her flush her system. Is it possible that she has had this for a while and you are just now accepting it? I only ask because this was a first sign of puberty for my dd at age 7 1/2 but I tried to ignore it and blame it on other things until a few hairs sprouted and I couldn't ignore it anymore. It could be a reaction from a vaccine but in our case it was just puberty starting six months early.

I suggest bringing her to the pediatrician to rule out other causes of an early start to puberty, they are rare but happen. Get a bunch of books about puberty to read with her, there are some great recommendations in the preteen/teen area if you search old threads, and teach her to use deodrant or do whatever your family believes in doing for bo.

It could also be that you are more sensitive to smell for some reason right now and the odor isn't from the start of puberty. I work with three and four year old children and they do get sweaty and stinky if they don't shower daily, especially as the weather warms up and we spend long chunks of time outside. At some points in my cycle it is hard to not gag because I have a very sensitive nose.and when my thyroid crashed I was nauseous all thr time from the stench. None of these kids are anywhere near puberty. Maybe the illness has the lingering effect of making thr smell worse or you may be going through something tag increases your sensitivity to smell.
Thanks Momma-
Yes a little denial, and probable coincidence with fever= dehydration... it was fairly stunning, which lead me to link it in my mind. I do think she doesn't drink enough so I will try to up the amount. I would love to hear if anyone has any herbal suggestions too.

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Sounds like your kid is about the age for puberty. DD1 started getting smellier right around that age.
I wouldn't assume there is a connection between that and the vax, but here's something I haven't seen/heard anyone else say: after I had a surgical birth, I was stinky for months. Had to bathe a lot more often. I concluded that the antibiotics had thrown off the flora of my skin, so bacteria would grow out of balance. It gradually faded, and I guess these days I'm back to my normal level of stink.
I wonder if probiotics would be helpful, in general, for body odor.
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I would also recommend high quality probiotics (Dr Natasha Campbell McBride has done a lot of research on gut flora and mentions that vaccines, and specifically the MMR, can throw gut flora out of whack), and maybe some gentle detox like Epsom salt or clay baths, ionic foot baths. I'm not sure about herbs, but lemons are good gentle detoxifiers, so maybe adding that to her water.

A homemade probiotic deodorant might not be a bad idea either. Lots of recipes out there, most are some combination of beeswax, shae or coconut butter, coconut oil, arrowroot powder, and shelf stable probiotics.


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