Recognize the Ingredients in Dangerous Pads

at a glancebandage will be seen almost the same as each other. But, don't let you choose the wrong one, you know. One way to recognize dangerous sanitary napkins is with read the ingredients contained inside it.  

The use of sanitary napkins that contain certain substances can not only cause irritation, but is also believed to be harmful to the health of intimate organs. Therefore, let's identify the characteristics of dangerous sanitary napkins.

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Pads are used to collect blood from the vagina during menstruation or menstruation. In addition, sanitary napkins can also be used after childbirth, miscarriage, after surgery in the female area, or in other conditions that cause vaginal bleeding.

Sanitary napkins are generally made of cotton. In addition to cotton, there are other materials or substances that are added to sanitary napkins. Some of them are believed to be harmful to health. These dangerous sanitary napkins are:

1. Chlorine gas

Chlorine gas is commonly used in the bleaching process. The use of chlorine in the process of making sanitary napkins is considered unsafe, because chlorine gas can produce carcinogenic dioxins, which have the potential to cause cancer.

2. Additional fragrance

Some manufacturers of sanitary napkins add fragrance to their sanitary products because they are believed to disguise the smell of blood during menstruation.

In fact, the addition of fragrances in sanitary napkin products is not necessary. In addition to its unproven effectiveness, the addition of fragrance substances in sanitary napkins can actually cause skin irritation in the female area.

3. Pesticide

Maybe this ingredient is not listed on the product packaging. However, some sanitary napkins contain pesticides. Pads containing pesticides are considered dangerous to health because they can cause allergic reactions in the form of itching, redness, pain, and swelling.

4. Dye

Products used on women's sensitive areas should not contain dyes. That is why, sanitary napkins containing dyes are considered dangerous and are not recommended.

Due to concerns that sanitary napkins in Indonesia contain chlorine, the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Indonesia has stated that the levels of chlorine contained in sanitary napkins on the market are still within safe limits.

Pay attention to this when using sanitary napkins

Even if you use sanitary pads that have been declared safe, there are several things you need to do to reduce the risk of health problems when using sanitary napkins, namely:

Keeping intimate organs clean

When you are menstruating, keep your intimate organs clean by changing pads every 3-4 hours. Change pads more often if you are bleeding profusely. The goal is to avoid the development of bacteria and bad odors.

In addition, always clean the intimate organs with running water when changing sanitary napkins, when bathing, after urinating or defecating.

Choose sanitary napkin with appropriate absorption

Choose a sanitary napkin whose absorbency corresponds to the amount of blood that comes out during menstruation. The use of pads with extra absorbency during menstruation is not recommended, because it will make you rarely change pads. This can lead to infection.

When choosing a sanitary napkin, pay attention to the ingredients contained in it. If in doubt or concern, use washable cotton pads or menstrual cup as an alternative. You can also ask your doctor about the type of sanitary napkin that is the safest and most suitable for you.