In the first two days of menstruation bleeding, especially profuse, menstrual discharge contain large amount of fluid, the strip is polluted faster. During this period, it is better to use pads with maximum absorbency, changing them at least once in 3-4 hours. If you have infectious diseases of the genital organs, the gasket better replaced in 2 hours. Prevent laying over. As soon as you see that it is filled by a third – replace it. If you have to change the pads too often, you should buy products with greater absorbency.
The gasket should always be replaced after defecation. This prevents skidding of fecal microflora in the vagina. It is noticed that the women who use sanitary pads, the percent of vaginitis caused by fecal microflora, higher than those who use tampons. Night gasket change is not necessary, except, if you woke up and found that she was exhausted. For night period designed elongated strip of high absorbency. They will allow you to feel comfortable during the night.
After sports, active recreation and physical activity the gasket is also better to change. Hot the body releases too much heat – the bacteria start to multiply actively. In the period of diseases, which are accompanied by temperature gasket also needs to be changed at least every 2-3 hours. If it is not possible to replace the gasket, there is nowhere to wash your hands, better not do this. Bacteria from dirty hands is much more dangerous. The body of a healthy woman is self-cleaning. As soon as possible – take a shower and change the gasket. From the product, which has not changed for over 5 hours, can come the unpleasant smell is a result of microbial activity. If odor is present in the period of menstruation is always, regardless of frequency of changing pads, you should turn to a local gynecologist.
A few days before the onset of menstruation should verify the availability of required number of sanitary pads and put several of them in the bag. Don't forget disinfectant wipes. With them you will be able to wipe your hands before changing pads. Now sold ultrathin specimens. Their absorbency is lower than that of hygienic packages of standard thickness. The thin strip is not visible under clothing, cause discomfort and protect the woman, allowing her to lead an active lifestyle even during menstruation.