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Why do teens sweat so much?

Sweating is a natural part of puberty. When your child’s body starts to change, roughly 3 million sweat glands become more active, particularly the ones found in the armpits, groin, palms and the soles of your feet.

There are two types of sweat glands, ECCRINE and APOCRINE glands. Everyone is born with active eccrine glands, but it is the apocrine glands that develop during puberty. The sweat these glands release is a white, milky fluid containing proteins and lipids that bacteria feed on, which releases the unpleasant smell you know as body odour.

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