Nowadays, there is a huge amount of feminine hygiene products, and sanitary pads are one of the most popular. They are both convenient to use and almost invisible. However, it is up to a certain time. Some women may suffer from allergic reactions caused by these pads.
For sure, sanitary pads help to prolong the “life” of your underwear and allow feeling freshness and cleanness longer than usual; however, their frequent use may play a cruel trick. The surface of these hygiene products usually consists of synthetic materials, and therefore, while tightly adhering to the body, they often cause irritation and allergic reaction.
But wait there is more. Allergy can be triggered by a special absorbent powder, which is inside the pad, as well as by perfumes and dyes composing the personal hygiene product. Tampons may be a solution in this case, as they are made of natural materials and cotton wool and often become irreplaceable during heavy menstrual bleeding.
Daily pads are also a common cause of severe skin irritation. Many experts argue that, despite the main function of daily pads (cleanliness and dryness), these hygiene products can cause bacterial cystitis, vulvovaginal candida or vaginitis, because microbes are much likely to reproduce on such surface.
According to doctors’ opinion, a healthy woman does not need to use such products as pads on a daily basis. It is enough to use them only before and after menstruation. Daily pads are excellent assistants in a journey, in the country and outdoors, but in general, you can easily maintain cleanliness without them. Just change your underwear and take a shower in time.
Each woman has an allergic reaction to pads, which may manifest in different ways: ranging from a slight itching at the end of period up to severe skin redness and even swelling in the clitoral and vaginal area as early as the first day of using pads.
Sometimes using pads may cause painful urination and profuse discharge. Some women develop an allergic reaction immediately after bikini hair removal and using the pads that adhere tightly to the body.
To protect yourself and avoid such an unpleasant problem, you should get rid of the habit of wearing daily pads every day, and also try to take a shower and change your underwear regularly.
Please remember that it is better not to use daily pads at night. It is important to replace them every 3-4 hours in the daytime. When buying pads, pay attention to their composition; avoid flavoured products and give preference to neutral or hypoallergenic pads.
To prevent an allergic reaction to pads, store the package after opening not in the bathroom, but in a dry and clean place. This will keep the microbes from penetrating into the package and multiplying.
Please do not worry. You can maintain a sensation of well-cared-for and cleanness and at the same time not to face such troubles as an allergy to pads if you follow basic hygiene rules:
Get rid of allergies to pads and stay healthy!