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Doctor insights on: Playtex Tampons

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What is the healthiest form of menstrual protection, tampons, menstrual cups, disposable pads, or reusable pads?

Menstrual: In my opinion, disposable pads are the safest option but the others certainly can be safe if strict hygiene measures are followed (i.e. changing frequently). ...Read more

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Latex allergy from douche bag for feminine hygiene?

Latex allergy from douche bag for feminine hygiene?

Douche: Yes. You may have a problem with that. Finding an alternate may be difficult. If your symtoms are very mild or more theoretical than real you may be able to by with using this method. ...Read more

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A vicious cycle: clean vagina, sex, infection, antibiotics, monistat, douche, clean vagina, etc?

A vicious cycle: clean vagina, sex, infection, antibiotics, monistat, douche, clean vagina, etc?

Be seen: It sounds like you have a resistant infection, or something else, going on. Though i would be cautious about douching, as it has a tendency to upset the balance of the ph of your vagina, and can be contributing to this situation. ...Read more

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Are kotex tampons good to use ?

Healthtap doctors: are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. However, with that said - they are fine. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy occur,without penetration and ejaculation,when girl wear underwear and sanitary napkin,and boy wear underwear too?

Can pregnancy occur,without penetration and ejaculation,when girl wear underwear and sanitary napkin,and boy wear underwear too?

Age 25?: No. Not at all. Sperm, to cause pregnancy, have to be left inside of the vagina during a female's fertile days known as ovulation. Sperm do not swim through clothes or other tissues. They do not swim across dry skin. I am glad you asked, but you are old enough to know the simple facts about how babies are made. ...Read more

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Are scented feminine products (pads and tampons) bad for you?

Could be: Scented feminine products have chemicals tht could irritate or even cause abnormal tissue changes. That is why is recommended to use everything un scented. ...Read more

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Is tampax a good brand for tampons?

Options.: That brand has a good range of products depending on what your flow is like and what type of insertion device you desire. ...Read more

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Should girls douche?

Should girls douche?

No: Douching is not recommended, as it can interfere with the normal flora (bacteria) of the vagina, and result in yeast infections, irritation and discomfort. The body of a woman was designed to cleanse itself. ...Read more

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Tampon use while breastfeeding?

Tampon use while breastfeeding?

Many women do so...: Tampon use should affect your breast feeding. It is a risk for a serious infection called 'toxic-shock-syndrome" as some forget to change to tampon causing retained/growing bacteria infection which can spread to the blood stream resulting in shock. So, you can use tampon but make sure you change it frequently and don't forget to remove the last one when not needed. Congrats on new baby. Good luck. ...Read more

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Urine from vagina not urethra. Always happens during period. Soaks tampon, pad, underpants and pants. Cystoscope was normal.

Urine from vagina not urethra.  Always happens during period.  Soaks tampon, pad, underpants and pants.  Cystoscope was normal.

Try postvoid drain..: Try leaning forward to void, tighten the pelvis 2-4 times after each voiding, use less bulky tampon, and soak and dry the genital area with soft paper before pulling up the pants.; and see what happens. Best luck. ...Read more

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How long before regular kotex tampons expire?

Many years: Unless tampons get wet or exposed to something such as dirt they will be fine to use years after purchasing. ...Read more

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Can sanitary napkins influence menstrual flow?

Can sanitary napkins influence menstrual flow?

No: Sanitary napkins absorb menstrual flow but in no way influence the amount of flow that is produced. ...Read more

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Which is healthiest for periods? Pads, tampons, menstrual cups or free-flow?

Which is healthiest for periods? Pads, tampons, menstrual cups or free-flow?

Menstrual period: Free flow could become messy and non-hygienic. Menstrual cup, pads and tampons are all good options. ...Read more