Ask an expert
Question

11 Apr 2006

Menstrual Sanitary Aids
I am a 24year old married female. I have always experienced irritation from using sanitary towels and then switched onto soft fabric cover for sensitive skins. Still though I feel irritation on my skin and causes me to feel very itchy and a horrible burinig sensation. I can't use tampons as my periods are very painful and when I did try one on- I experienced alot of pain from using it. I also feel very uncomfortable using a tampon. Is there anything I can use to de-sensitize my skin or are there alternate menstrual aids I could use ? Also I find that my periods are rather smelly- is this nomal or do I have a problem that needs to be addressed. It woud be very embarrasing for me to mention it to a doctor, so I would be very greatful If u could assist me .
Answer 404 views
Expert
GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

Other than what is on the market, I can't suggest anything else. there isn't a way of desensitising the skin. There is usually an 'old blood' smell with a period.

Best wishes
The information provided does not constitute a diagnosis of your condition. You should consult a medical practitioner or other appropriate health care professional for a physical examination, diagnosis and formal advice. Health24 and the expert accept no responsibility or liability for any damage or personal harm you may suffer resulting from making use of this content.
Voting Booth
Have you entered our Health of the Nation survey?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Yes
32% - 9463 votes
No
68% - 20185 votes
Vote