beautifulto... asks:

How to control male itching while growing hair during puberty?

My son is 13. He just asked what can he do about the itching associated with first(new) hair growth of the armpits and pubic areas? Please advise....Thank you
In Topics: Physical development, Physical Health, Teen issues
> 60 days ago



Wayne Yankus
May 13, 2010
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What the Expert Says:

beautiful Thomas:

he can do several things.  First, believe it or not--shampoo. It is hair; treat it as such.  Second, powder unscented powder when he towels off after a shower. third for the underarms, he should use a deodorant not an antiperspirant (they contain aluminum compounds sometimes).

If he is an athlete and wears a cup for sports, be sure to wash it often and he should shower after sports.

good luck.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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