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November 16th, 2009, 07:52 AM
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What pads/tampons do you use?

I have been using Always pads forever, but for a while now they haven't been the most comfortable. Usually by the end of AF I would be incredibly uncomfortable. I never thought about the possibility of latex. This month though, the reaction was almost immediate, and just laying the pad on my leg for a sec makes my leg feel like it's on fire. After a quick google search, I found that they do in fact use latex (though it does NOT say so on the package!) So, what do you use? I've only ever used Always.
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November 16th, 2009, 07:55 AM
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I didn't even know latex was in pads/tampons. I usually just buy cheap tampons to use.

You might want to look into using a menstrual cup.
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I always use tampons (except after m/c). My personal favorite is Tampax Pearl - I never have leakage problems. I prefer the plastic applicator as opposed to cardboard...but I have no idea if there is any latex in them.
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Kotex tampons have been the ones I usually use & Always pads or Kotex

When I was 9-17yrs old I usually used Tampax or Playtex tampons (obviously not until I was a teen) & Carefree pads
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I have always used pads. I can't use tampons. But I use always as well so probably not much help. You might want to check OB tampons. They tend to not have as many things added I think.
Do you use tampons?
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I had been using Always pads with the occasional Tampax Pearl. I wasn't using the tampons often because they were uncomfortable, but I'm thinking it's because I'm probably swollen from the latex pads.
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I am allergic to latex, but I actually have urinary issues as well, so I use Poise Pads, which are much bigger than sanitary pads, so not much help, though I do know they are latex free. I will try to find the list of latex free products I have and let you know what I find!
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Here is a link for Latex free products.. also the Diva Cup is Latex free

Latex Free Home Product List

Another Link

Feminine Hygiene Products, Organic Cotton Tampons, Natural Disposable Pads, Maternity Pad
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I have always used always as well and playtex tampons. The always liners irritate me bad, but the pads are ok.
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I am allergic to latex, and had issues with chafing and discomfort.

I now use reuseable products. A menstrual cup, and cloth pads. Surprisingly they work BETTER than disposable products, and washing is easier than you would thing.

Google cloth pad, or diva cup for more info. Don't look for keeper cups, as they are made out of latex.
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Originally Posted by esparando para bebé View Post
What pads/tampons do you use?

I have been using Always pads forever, but for a while now they haven't been the most comfortable. Usually by the end of AF I would be incredibly uncomfortable. I never thought about the possibility of latex. This month though, the reaction was almost immediate, and just laying the pad on my leg for a sec makes my leg feel like it's on fire. After a quick google search, I found that they do in fact use latex (though it does NOT say so on the package!) So, what do you use? I've only ever used Always.
I use always as well. My reaction to latex has developed over the last few years. I don't care what they say, I can't wear one for more than a day without developing redness and a severe itch and swelling. So I agree, they contain latex.
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