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    Mods feel free to move or delete if its inappropriate.

    But just a query to the ladies - have any of you experience bad itching down below or on your bottom from sanitary pads? I use to use a brand that use to bring me out in bad red nasty rashes - so I changed to a different brand. And only recently I have begun itching again, red sore patch. I would use tampons, but I don't get on with them so I just put up with the pads. Im now beginning to think perhaps I am allergic to something that is used in the pads? . . .

    Anyone experienced anything similar? . .
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    Are you using scented ones, try switching to unscented?
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    Duct tape - solves all your problems.
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    It seems like you are allergic to synthetic pads.

    I would get some washable organic cotton pads from a website, they will not cause irritation.
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    no not really....but you don't "get on" with tampons? what they steal the tv remote all the time? hog the bed covers? damn tampons.:rolleyes:
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    are you sure you're not just leaving them on too long? a bit like how babies get nappy rash because they wear their nappies for a long time and the friction creates the rash?
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    (Original post by twizzle)
    no not really....but you don't "get on" with tampons? what they steal the tv remote all the time? hog the bed covers? damn tampons.:rolleyes:
    I don't get on with them either... they get stuck when I try to get them out
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    Try going for unscented ones, as somebody's said. The cheaper brands tend to be unscented, I think. If that doesn't help maybe try again with tampns or possibly a mooncup (there's a wiki on them somewhere)...though that might not work if you have difficulty with tampons.
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    either you buy the super big ones which can be painful to get out anyway or the string goes missing, i always thought tampons were pretty easy to use.
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    (Original post by *Hannah)
    Try going for unscented ones, as somebody's said. The cheaper brands tend to be unscented, I think. If that doesn't help maybe try again with tampns or possibly a mooncup (there's a wiki on them somewhere)...though that might not work if you have difficulty with tampons.
    Those are seriously lifesavers. It's a bit tricky to learn to use them at first but it's well worth it and you won't have to worry about allergy either because they are made of silicon.
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    (Original post by Sabertooth)
    Are you using scented ones, try switching to unscented?
    I was using unscented one's before and I still itched badly - the one's I am using now are lightly scented and have never had an issue with them until today!

    (Original post by Walkin'Butterfly)
    It seems like you are allergic to synthetic pads.

    I would get some washable organic cotton pads from a website, they will not cause irritation.
    I will have a search for them and see if those stop the itching - thanks.

    (Original post by twizzle)
    no not really....but you don't "get on" with tampons? what they steal the tv remote all the time? hog the bed covers? damn tampons.:rolleyes:
    I don't get on with them meaning - I do not like them and I just find them uncomfortable (and yes I do put them in the right hole).

    (Original post by elziebelzie)
    are you sure you're not just leaving them on too long? a bit like how babies get nappy rash because they wear their nappies for a long time and the friction creates the rash?
    I change every few hours (if I am having a heavy bleed). When im at the end, I change about 2/3times a day.

    (Original post by twizzle)
    either you buy the super big ones which can be painful to get out anyway or the string goes missing, i always thought tampons were pretty easy to use.
    No I have purchased the correct one's that fit inside my muff properly - not the super large bullets! :rolleyes:
 
 
 
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