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Old May 16th, 2018, 16:10 PM   1
Brightxeyes
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Allergic to most panty liners, any suggestions?!


In the last year I seemed to develop a real allergy to sanitary towels & panty liners.

I still wear panty liners through pregnancy due to the increase in CM.

I've been using Always Soft Like Cotton, and that has the least reaction. They had none in the shop today so I'm using the closest cotton like ones in the Carefree brand.

Nearly two weeks ago, I bought a pack of cheapo ones because they had no branded ones, within a couple of hours, a blister was trying to form, I was sore, red, swollen, I even get like split like cuts from where I guess I'm swelling? It hurts when I sit, sleep, walk, everything. It's at the forefront of my mind it's so bothersome. It has irritated me ever since and it's only started to go away.

Even with no panty liner, and just my knickers are irritating me. I'm not sure if these pants are 100% cotton, I'm guessing they're a blend material. But my PANTS are even causing irritation today!

I've googled around and natracare seems like a good one to try, but I've heard the texture is coarse. Can't seem to find them in stores either, so I'm ordering online.

Can anyone suggest anything else that might not irritate me? Cannot be scented, needs to be cotton like, super soft. I'll try any of them.

I'm now worried that the maternity pads are going to irritate me too, and I really don't want that when I'm healing after giving birth



 
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Old May 16th, 2018, 16:19 PM   2
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Not for everyone but have you thought about cloth? I also saw someone mention pants with a built in pad, I wasn't sure but apparently they are great! Also my daughter suffers with bad irritation and the GP said to wash her underwear seperate without softner as it can cause irritation. Might be a trick when you're not using liners!



 
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Old May 16th, 2018, 16:27 PM   3
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couls you try a moon cup?



 
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Old May 16th, 2018, 17:26 PM   4
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I did think cloth liners, but my knickers are irritating me just as much lately, so I'm unsure cloth will do much different! Still, I'm willing to try!
I use the baby non bio washing pods, and baby friendly conditioner and my skin in general still finds a way to get irritated! I haven't been able to use anything scented for years and years!



I did use mooncup several years ago for my periods, and to be honest, I found them quite difficult to remove the once, it almost suctioned so it really was a panic struggle haha. Also, my cervix can sometimes sit rather low, so I don't think it would be comfortable! I'm trying to keep on top of pelvic floor exercises but it makes no difference in how low my cervix sits at times!



 
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Old May 16th, 2018, 17:56 PM   5
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What type of laundry detergent are you using? Could be an allergy to that perhaps? I know I am allergic to the concentrate in most soaps, so I use the scent and dye free ones instead, which seems to help.



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 01:28 AM   6
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I asked the GP if I could use Comfort or Fairy but she said no, it will still cause irritation so it might be worth trying a seperate wash without it. I'm not sure what else you could try.



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 05:19 AM   7
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I react to anything with perfume in it. A large amount of panty liners are lightly perfumed so it's not super obvious, except to my skin!



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 11:31 AM   8
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I've used the same types of washing detergents for a while now. It's always persil non bio or tesco's baby non bio. Then it's the white baby comfort or tesco baby version for fabric conditioner.

I'll try without the conditioner though! See if that helps!



 
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Old May 17th, 2018, 14:03 PM   9
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I was gonna say cloth liners too, but if regular clothes are irritating you too then I'm out of ideas. I wouldn't use a cup though, as I thought they weren't supposed to be used durring pregnancy/postpartum.

There are a few detergents in the US that are specially formulated for cloth diapers and do not have perfumes. They seem pretty gentile as far as skin irritation goes. Do you have anything like that across the pond?



 
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Old May 18th, 2018, 11:24 AM   10
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Cloth or natracare are organic cotton disposables.



 
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