Erin - posted on 05/11/2013 ( 2 moms have responded )
Hello my name is Erin I have since childhood dealt with a genetic disorder called bromhidrosis (chronic body odor caused by the excellrated growth of bacteria normally found on human skin) contributing to this is the fact that I also have hyperhidrosis(excessive sweating). This condition is rarely diagnosed in women in the U.S. In 1998 I had my son till age 3 there were no symptoms. until school there were no problems. After fighting with his school from kindergarten until sixth grade I called the dermatologist and made an appointment. my son was diagnosed in October of 2010 with the same condition. CPS wouldn't leave us alone. I have jumped through hoops for these people. My sons school has an anti bullying policy yet he came home daily in tears because not only the children were picking on him but the teachers as well. his science teacher had stood in front of a full class an informed my child that he smelled awful to the point of making her puke and she would not come over and help him ever unless he went home and took a bath. Outraged I went to the school yet again to "visit" with the principle. The man only responded with "I don't think that the teacher would do that". I told him for the sixth time this school year that what was happening to my child at his school was discrimination. there response every time was to call social services because my child in there eyes was obviously not taking a bath because he had an odor. continuing to say NO! I headed to court with CPS who informed a judge that my current husband was a cousin not my husband and that my sons hygene was concerning because he had an odor. That his mental health was in question because of the constant taunts from his classmates and a judge placed him in a mental facility. After two weeks he was given to my sister who I have been feuding with since she slept with my sons father. (and haven't even talked to in over a year). I need help fighting this system who have turned me into a crying mess !!!! If anyone can help please respond.