The cleanliness of menstrual products is particularly important. Because the pelvic cavity, uterus, cervix, vagina, and external environment are all connected, this structure makes the female reproductive system particularly vulnerable to external pathogens.
Especially during menstruation, the resistance of the reproductive organs decreases, making them more fragile than usual. If you use substandard sanitary napkins, you are particularly prone to infection.
1: Replacement, should be more diligent.
”The menstrual blood is rich in nutrients, which can easily become the’medium’ for the proliferation of bacteria. Therefore, sanitary napkins must be replaced diligently.”
There are two wrong practices:
First, I used a sanitary napkin with strong absorption and good protection function, I thought it would be ok to use the same sanitary napkin for a long time;
Second, I forget to replace it when the menstrual blood volume is low.
There is a survey: Japanese women change 6 times a day during menstruation on average, while Chinese women change 3 times. For the same Asian race, there should not be much difference in physique. However, due to the high proportion of Chinese women using intrauterine contraceptive rings, the overall menstrual flow should be greater.
Remember when using sanitary napkins:
1, change every two hours;
2, use medication sanitary napkins with caution to prevent allergies;
3. Be sure to wash your hands before removing the sanitary napkins;
4. Put sanitary napkins in the bathroom. Most of the restrooms in our country are dark guards, there is no sunlight all day long, and they are so humid that it is easy to breed mold and contaminate sanitary napkins.
2: Use medication sanitary napkins with caution, especially women with allergies.
The raw materials of sanitary napkins from regular manufacturers have undergone special safety testing and have been used for many years. If an allergy occurs, it is usually due to our physique-it is the same reason that someone who eats shrimp or crab will be allergic.
“Sanitary napkin allergy” is not a trivial matter
The only way to prevent allergies is to avoid allergens, so once you feel irritation, itching, or discomfort, stop using this sanitary napkin immediately. It is best to find out the allergic ingredients (most common is the sanitary napkin Fragrance), do not use sanitary napkins with the same ingredients.
Experts suggest: “People with sensitive skin should use less dry mesh surface and more cotton mesh surface. Dry mesh surface absorbs quickly, but cotton mesh surface is softer and more comfortable and less irritating to the skin.” In addition, in summer Allergies are more likely to occur. This is because moisture accumulates locally, so you should pay more attention to frequent replacement. “
3: Sanitary napkins are best changed every two hours
Ms. Zhang has always used tampons, mainly because she has a cleanliness addict and can’t stand the peculiar smell of menstrual blood on the sanitary napkins. In fact, there is no peculiar smell when the menstrual blood flows out, but when it comes into contact with the air, an oxidation reaction occurs. Several chemicals are mixed together to produce the smell.
The way to overcome it is of course to choose products with good air permeability and replace them frequently. Dr. Ding Hui also suggested that it is not advisable to eat high-fat and high-calorie foods during menstruation. Instead, fruits, vegetables, and beans should be used. A light diet will refresh the body.
4: Keep a distance from the sanitary pad
Two days before and after menstruation, sanitary pads are a convenient, practical and clean choice for travel, business trips and other inconvenient bathing situations. Dr. Dante believes: “Sanitary pads should not be used from time to time.”
”The skin of the genitals is similar to the skin of the lips. In medicine, if the lips are damaged, a skilled plastic surgeon can transplant the skin of the genitals for reconstruction. For both skins, the ideal environment is-not too much Dry, not too moist. Just imagine, our care for the lips, do we often wrap it up?”
”The delicate skin needs a very breathable environment. If it is closed too tightly and moisture accumulates, it is easy to breed bacteria and cause various health problems. The most ideal product is high-woven cotton underwear, which is changed and washed every day; if If you use sanitary pads, don’t forget to choose products with good air permeability.”
specially warned: “If there are more vaginal discharges, yellowish or bloody, and peculiar smell, it may be due to vaginal inflammation and other diseases. At this time, the best way is not to use sanitary pads, but to go to the gynecology department as soon as possible. See a doctor.”
5: Disinfection and bleaching
Sanitary napkins are not completely sterile, because it is difficult and unnecessary: menstrual blood contains many microorganisms. According to a study, every gram of menstrual blood contains 108-9 microorganisms, but generally speaking , There is no harm to the human body. Therefore, many brands of sanitary napkins are not specifically disinfected, as long as they meet the national requirements: no pathogenic bacteria, and the number of microorganisms is within a certain range, it will not harm our health.
There are also some products on the market that are sterilized. It should be noted that most of the disinfection is through a chemical gas-ethylene oxide, which must be stored for a period of time afterwards before it can be put on the market. Otherwise, the residual ethylene oxide may cause harm to the human body. The state has special regulations on this.
Has the whiteness of sanitary napkins “bleached” out? This is not necessarily true. Some sanitary napkins, the raw material itself has a very white color, no need to bleach; there are also sanitary napkins that use fluorescent whitening agent-but we don’t need to smell the fluorescent whitening agent to change the color, there are thousands of them in the world. There are several kinds of fluorescent brighteners, several of which are suspected of being harmful to human health, but they are not used in the paper industry; in other words, there is no evidence that the fluorescent brighteners currently used in papermaking are harmful.
6: Environmental protection issues of sanitary napkins