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Is there a brand of feminine product that doesn't contain cotton? Tampons caused me to have PID, for I'm allergic to cotton.

Is there a brand of feminine product that doesn't contain cotton? Tampons caused me to have PID, for I'm allergic to cotton.

Tampons: You may be more likely to be sensitive to the scented tampons. It would be unusual for you to be allergic to cotton- what clothing could you wear?? Avoid scented products. Avoid douching. Water based lubes only- no scented ones. Make sure you clean any products that you use in or around your vaginal area. Always urinate after sex- this helps prevent infections, also. ...Read more

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Why does my stomach feel gassy and I have a metallic/cotton taste in my mouth when I have a tampon in? Happens everytime

Why does my stomach feel gassy and I have a metallic/cotton taste in my mouth when I have a tampon in? Happens everytime

Menstrual symptoms: I wonder if the metallic taste and gassy feeling are really the symptoms of your menstrual cycle, rather than the tampon? Certainly, both symptoms could be related to your period. You could try using pads instead and see if you have the same symptoms. Anyway, there is nothing worrisome about what you describe. It's just the uniqueness of your body. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use tampons?

Yes: As long as you change tampons roughly every 4 to 6 hours. Ensure that you remove the tampon within 8 hours at the longest. ...Read more

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How young is too young for tampons?

How young is too young for tampons?

Tampons/ pads: There isn't technically a minimum age to use a tampon. However, i would ensure that the girl is responsible enough to regularly change a tampon. If she isn't then a pad is the safest bet. ...Read more

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Which is safer to use, tampons or pads?

Feminine products: A pad would be safer if the female isn't prepared to regularly change a tampon. ...Read more

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What is the best tampons for beginners?

Tampon: 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. There are may u tube videos that provide instruction on proper tampon insertion. Change tampons roughly every 4 to 6 hours. Moms can usually give advice about tampon use. ...Read more

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Why is it that scented tampons/pads are bad for you?

Allergic potential: Scented tampons do not have enough scent to actually change the scent once used. There are no scent receptors in that region of the body so why bother. It is an additional chemical exposure which could produce an allergic reaction in a few. So why bother when it doesn't matter.? ...Read more