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A 24-year-old female asked:

i get skin rashes with redness and itchiness in my butt and near my vagina every time i wear menstrual pad. what's wrong with me?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Allergy: I have seen this many times. Usually the patient is having an allergic reaction to the adhesive material located on the pad. There are brands without adhesives but the easiest thing to do is to change to tampons. This solves the problem.

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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