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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?

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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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