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Hsv1 and wearing pads during menstration


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I recently was diagnosed and was put on medication, I was starting to feel better til I got to work and my pad was rubbing and i tend to get sweaty at work bc I’m in a warehouse. Now I feel sore all over again from the heat and rubbing and I can’t tell if I have razor burn bumps or the lil blisters. I was told I’m asymptomatic and I haven’t actually seen any blisters yet. Any women have tips for wearing pads and avoiding the constant rubbing???

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UPDATE: I know no one replied but incase any other women are pad wearers, I tried cotton pads from cvs their brand, and they worked!!!!!! I also picked up feminine aloe wipes to use on the bumps and irritation for when I’m at work(pulled some out and put them in a ziplock bag). I used regular aloe at home whenever it felt irritation, and did a sitz bath. If you need stuff for work too for a barrier use aquaphor baby gel, you can get them in a small 2 pack. Perfect for if you put a small kit together for going out. 

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On 8/17/2020 at 5:14 PM, lil devy said:

I recently was diagnosed and was put on medication, I was starting to feel better til I got to work and my pad was rubbing and i tend to get sweaty at work bc I’m in a warehouse. Now I feel sore all over again from the heat and rubbing and I can’t tell if I have razor burn bumps or the lil blisters. I was told I’m asymptomatic and I haven’t actually seen any blisters yet. Any women have tips for wearing pads and avoiding the constant rubbing???

Hey Lil Devy,

Pad 100% give me contact dermatitis (a.k.a. Diaper Rash). YUCK, right... like I don't have enough problems with genital herpes, I know get DIAPER RASH! .. going to the pharmacy that day was a great visit.. yes, I will have a refill on my suppression meds and throw in a special blend of diaper rash cream. 

There are new fancy pads that are just, a torture device and probably not healthy for us at all.. and then there are the old school, simple cotton pads. My physician recommended sticking to those types. I personally don't enjoy pads, but for light days, it was just the better option. 

I am a menstrual cup type of gal now. I was so scared reading the instructions, but I am so bummed but when I start my period and I am not prepared and I have to borrow a tampon or pad. 

Anyways, all that to say, it might not have been an outbreak, but just a skin reaction to the chemicals they put in our feminine hygiene products.

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Hey I got the same thing! But since I started using baby wipes (sorry environment ☹️) instead of regular tissue when going to the toilet, it really calmed it down a lot. Thanks for the cotton pad tip - will need to take a look at this too!

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