How Menstrual Cups Can Help Your Allergy Woes

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Menstrual product manufacturers use more materials and chemicals to make pads and tampons than ever before. Unfortunately, becoming allergic to products and brands you’ve used for a long time isn’t uncommon. Symptoms of contact dermatitis from products touching the skin can be very unpleasant and sometimes difficult to identify. Finding yourself with an allergy to a something you’ve been relying on for years can make you feel a little lost, and if you haven’t yet developed one, you may be looking to avoid it. Simple, hypoallergenic menstrual cups like CapdCup can help.

Tampons, pads, and liners have designs with many modern features. Improvements are designed for convenience, leak proofing, or cost savings and usually involve adding new materials or chemicals.

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Allergies to pads and tampons are common

Many brands use the same or similar materials and chemicals in their pads and tampons. Sometimes it can take a long time to work out exactly what’s causing the pain, rash, itching, or redness that develops with an allergy to menstrual products. People often assume that hormonal changes, sweating, friction, or a yeast infection are to blame.

Sanitary pads alone have many components that cause allergy issues. Aside from the materials that make up the absorbent pad and the chemicals added to it, there is the issue of the adhesive backing. Since adding wings, sanitary pads are better at preventing leaks, but increase the chances of adhesive touching your skin. When we first put them on, they feel secure and nothing sticky is touching us. 

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Unfortunately, things move around down there as we go about our day. Pads shift into very interesting shapes and expose us to adhesives. The absorbent part of a pad can also create very uncomfortable reactions, as can a tampon inside the vagina. The discomfort from an allergy to a tampon on the inside deserves special mention as far as things that ruin a day.

Scented pads and tampons can be the worst offenders. Many people develop an allergy to the perfume used in them. Adding fragrance to our products introduces more ingredients that could cause a problem. To avoid the risks, we need to simplify our menstrual products.

Menstrual cups to the rescue

Switching to a medical-grade silicone menstrual cup like CapdCup can avoid those issues. Hypoallergenic and made from one material, menstrual cups help you avoid substances most likely to cause an allergic reaction. We at Capd Period, have a mission to help simplify your life and health, by offering a safe and convenient alternative to disposable menstrual products.

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