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Which is best, tampon or pad?

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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology 40 years experience
Tampon: Any protection is good, it becomes a matter of patient preference. Tampon if used properly is less irritating on the skin. Remember to use non scented tampons or pads.

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A 42-year-old member asked:

How do I find what's the best tampons/pads to use?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Tampon/ pad: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. When you first start using tampons you may find it easier to insert a “slim” tampon with a smooth plastic applicator that has a rounded tip. Recommend that you avoid super tampons with cardboard applicators when you first start. Select pad size by your amt. of bleeding and if style by if you have leakage or not.

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