What You Probably Don’t Know About Traditional Sanitary Pads

When a woman is having her flow wearing a traditional pad, no air enters the woman’s system and because of this, warmth develops between the pad and her vaginal area. With the moisture from the blood, this area becomes a breeding ground for germs and fermentation takes place. Hence, this is the reason the pads may have an unpleasant scent when removed after use.

A World Health Organization report indicates that within two hours of a woman putting on a traditional pad, about 107 different germs develop per cubic centimeter on the surface area of the pad. When pressure is applied on the pad through sitting, and because paper is not absorbent enough, the pad allows a “back flow” of the blood into the woman’s reproductive system.

Possible conditions caused by poor quality sanitary pads during menstruation are:

  • External vaginal inflammations

  • Vaginal itching

  • Vaginal inflammation

  • Cervical inflammation and erosion

  • Endometrial inflammation

  • Excessive discharge

  • Pain in the lower abdomen

  • Fever

  • Nausea

  • Frequent urination

  • Urinal pain

  • Sore waist

  • Aching waist

  • Fatigue

  • Genital warts

  • Genital herpes

  • Menstrual disorders (heavy periods, light periods, spotting in between periods, prolonged periods, and abnormal menstrual pains)

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