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Old 10-03-2008, 11:22 AM   #21
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I've read that getting BO early is a sign of a hormonal imbalance that's causing premature puberty. My older sister started getting BO at 7 and had her first AF at 9. I didn't get BO until I was 13 and got my first AF at 15. So there's definitely an association. Is she showing other symptoms of puberty? Like body hair? Call your pedi and ask him just to be on the safe side. BO at age 5 doesn't seem normal.

Check into it. When dd developed pubic hair at 9 months (!!!) and later, BO, we did lots of blood work, and the endocrinologist says my dd has a hormone imbalance that will need to be monitored but can't really be fixed right now. You will want to know that there's nothing wrong, and you can't know that without seeing a specialist, IMO.

Also look into family history. Early puberty runs in my family- I had BO from a young age, so says my mother, and got my first AF at 9. My cousin had pubic hair at 5. To deal with the BO I just bathe her more often, as I don't think deodorant at this age makes any sense at all.

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For those people dealing with signs of early-onset puberty (pubic hair, BO, etc), there was a thread a few months ago about this, and a few people reported that they reversed early puberty in their LO by switching to a hormone-free/organic diet, especially with respect to meat & dairy products. Don't have the link, sorry, but you may want to look into it.
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Check into it. When dd developed pubic hair at 9 months (!!!) and later, BO, we did lots of blood work, and the endocrinologist says my dd has a hormone imbalance that will need to be monitored but can't really be fixed right now. You will want to know that there's nothing wrong, and you can't know that without seeing a specialist, IMO.

Also look into family history. Early puberty runs in my family- I had BO from a young age, so says my mother, and got my first AF at 9. My cousin had pubic hair at 5. To deal with the BO I just bathe her more often, as I don't think deodorant at this age makes any sense at all.
Omg! That must have been scary! So sorry about your DD's imbalance, I'm sure it's an upsetting problem to deal with.
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