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Can Panty Liners Cause Irritation, Rashes or Blisters?

Panty liners: can they make you feel itchy, irritate you or even cause blisters? This is a major concern among all women, and when it happens, we think of one thing: to stop it from happening again, of course!

Worry not ladies, you can keep your panties feeling fresh and dry every day without any side-effects. The key is to change your pantyliner often. Keeping it on for too long until it feels moist, is going to go against the very purpose of pantyliners.

Doctors recommend changing them regularly throughout the day. So, if you change your panties and panty liners regularly, what could be causing these problems?

Vaginal rash or itch

While menstruating, it is common to feel itchy or even get a rash down there. This is usually due to the general dampness of the area. If pads are not regularly changed, the area is bound to remain moist throughout the day, which you should always avoid. If you are suffering from a rash when you are not menstruating, you should consult a doctor.

How to avoid getting rashes?

  • Using panty liners daily and changing them frequently

Panty liners absorb any vaginal discharge throughout the day to keep you feeling dry and fresh throughout. But if they’re not changed regularly throughout the day, as with pads, your delicate area may start to become moist, and this may result in some side-effects.

Also, don’t forget to take a shower daily, using a pH balanced intimate wash, especially during hot summer days!

  • The type of pantyliner

If you have sensitive skin, your skin may prefer cotton panty liners. They’re usually more absorbent and softer on sensitive skin.

CAREFREE® FlexiComfort With Cotton Feel Panty Liners are thing and breathable. They absorb fluids quickly and take care of your comfort with their cotton-feel feature.

If you’re still experiencing rashes, it’s important to consult a gynaecologist to identify the underlying cause and suitably treat it.  

  • Avoid using non-specialized soaps

Aside from changing your panties and panty liners regularly, wash your vagina regularly with intimate wash and avoid using hand soaps or non-specialized soaps in that area. Your vagina naturally balances its PH level, and body washes and soaps can cause imbalances which can result in irritations.

This is why we recommend that you use pH balanced, gentle intimate washes daily. CAREFREE® Sensitive Intimate Wash  is developed just for the intimate area. It is mild, soap-free and respects the natural pH level, just like a good intimate wash should.

  • Rest more

Many abnormalities in the skin can be a side-effect of stress. Pimples, blisters and more can be fatigue-related symptoms. Drink a lot of water and try to get some rest. Your body deserves it too!

What to do in case you get a rash?

  • Wash only with Intimate wash

Never wash it with soap. If you have a vaginal rash, it is best to wash your vagina with warm water and a suitable intimate wash. Soap may cause extra inflammation and make the situation worse!

If the rash persists, you should consult a doctor or a specialist. Don’t avoid symptoms!

If you have sensitive skin…

Sensitive skin means wearing special types of sunscreen and creams, and the same goes for what you wear down there. Carefree® caters to all skin-types, so you can find the liner that suits you.

For everyday use and freshness, wear our thinnest panty liners CAREFREE® FlexiComfort Panty Liners. They’re so thin and breathable that you’ll forget you’re even wearing them.

For ultimate comfort, wear breathable CAREFREE® Cotton Feel Panty Liners with cotton extract (which come in two varieties: unscented and fresh scent).