Overcoming Vaginal Itching When Using Sanitary Napkins?

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I’m fara, I’m 19 years old, 2 months ago I had vaginal discharge, and I used pentyliner, I felt itchy and small bumps from the vagina to near the anus, after that I stopped using the pentyliner, the bumps disappeared but they still itch, then I had my period, I used sanitary pads, and the same thing happened. This month, I have my period, and itchy and itchy bumps again when I use sanitary pads, even though I’ve never used sanitary napkins that contain perfume, and have tried changing brands of sanitary pads. How to solve this?

1 Answer:

Hi Fara27,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Indeed, the use of pantyliners and pads can cause allergic reactions or irritation of the genital skin. This condition does not only apply to products containing perfume, but can also occur if the product contains other irritating substances, such as excessive chlorine or dioxin. In addition, although it does not contain irritating substances, there are also some people who do have a tendency to hypersensitivity to certain components of pads or pantyliners. In the medical world, this group of conditions is known as irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis.


Symptoms of contact dermatitis can vary, but the most common are itching, burning, redness, rash, peeling, and so on.


Increased humidity in the genital area, for example when you are menstruating or excessive vaginal discharge can worsen this complaint. Moreover, if you do not maintain the cleanliness of your intimate organs properly.


Our advice, try first to have your complaint checked by a dermatologist and genital specialist while carrying the pantyliner products and sanitary napkins that you often use. That way, the doctor can evaluate whether your complaints are purely caused by the use of these products. This examination is also useful to rule out other possible causes, such as fungal infections, bacteria, lice, and so on.


At this time, you should choose sanitary products that do not contain perfume, as well as excessive chlorine and dioxins. Change your sanitary napkins when you are menstruating at least every 4 hours. Also choose pants and underwear that are not tight to avoid excessive friction around the genitals. Always clean your sex organs after every bowel movement and always shave your pubic hair regularly (but don't pull it out). Avoid excessive scratching of the itchy genitals so as not to cause irritation or sores on the skin. Do not forget, also avoid all forms of risky sexual activity.

Choose safe sanitary napkins

Hope it helps ya..

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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