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Menstrual Pads

In order not to stain our underwear and clothing, it is necessary to control menstruation bleeding by containing it with hygiene and intimate protection products such as pads. Pads are a disposable strip (except reusable cloth ones) of cellulose or similar material that is placed on the outside of the vagina, in the panties, and serves to absorb the woman's secretions and menstrual flow during her period. It is a very non-invasive protection method (compared to tampons or menstrual cups) and much easier to use at a glance. The different sizes of pads available are intended to cover different types of bleeding, as they have different menstrual flow absorption capacities.

They are absorbent products that adhere directly to the panties thanks to adhesive bands on the bottom. In some cases, to prevent the pad from moving, they have side reinforcements called wings. They collect menstrual flow when it has already left the uterus through the vagina. In general, they are very comfortable, which makes them very suitable for the first periods, helping girls to learn directly the amount of menstrual flow they expel daily.

With the advancement of technologies and research in gynecological matters, pads have been perfected by introducing new thinner materials with greater absorption, also ensuring that they retain the characteristic smell of the period much better. We must be careful and know how to choose appropriate pads for our health, in order not to alter the pH or vaginal flora of our intimate area, since there are pads with perfumes and dyes, which can be harmful in the long term.

Compresses With Wings or Without Wings?

The Pads with Wings have two small tabs on each side and are used to hold the pad in our underwear, achieving better support and lateral protection . Wingless Pads are those that do not have wings and are adjusted with a soft glue that the pad has on its bottom. Neither is better than the other, it is simply a personal decision based on what is most comfortable for you and best suits your needs . The best way to know which one best suits your requirements is to try them. At Farma2Go we have both types, always at the best price online and from the best brands on the feminine hygiene market.

What Types of Compresses Exist?

Mainly, Pads are differentiated according to their ability to absorb vaginal fluid. Although each brand may call them in one way or another, in general, they are divided into several types: Normal for days with mild or moderate flow, Normal Plus for days with moderate vaginal flow , Super for days with heavy flow , Super Plus for the moments of greatest flow of menstruation , and Night to guarantee optimal protection at night, whatever your sleeping position. They can also be categorized according to whether they are disposable or reusable. The latter are a more ecological alternative to control menstruation without generating so much waste.

As always happens with this type of feminine hygiene products, there is no exact recipe to follow, and you must be the one to find the type of pad with which your needs are most satisfied and with which you are most comfortable in order to follow your usual rhythm of life without interruptions or discomfort. At Farma2Go we help you by putting at your disposal a wide variety of pads from the best brands, so that you can use the one that best suits you to ensure maximum protection and discretion.

How are Compresses Used?

Using Compresses to control menstruation is very simple and comfortable . Simply remove the plastic that protects the adhesive, place the company on top of the panties, and change it when necessary. It is advisable to change them every 3 or 4 hours, even if your menstrual flow is scarce. Changing your pad regularly prevents bacteria from building up and making your pads smell bad. If your vaginal discharge is abundant and copious, it is advisable that you change the pad more often to prevent leaks. Most pads are disposable, but it is important to never throw them down the toilet, always using the trash or special containers that are usually found in most sinks. In the case of reusable pads, it is enough to wash and clean them to continue using them, promoting the care of our planet and avoiding negative repercussions on the environment.

Are Pads or Tampons Better?

Both Tampons and Pads provide comfort and protection for your period days, so you can choose one or the other depending on the circumstance, the day or, in fact, wear both. Pads are external protection products, which collect menstrual flow when it has already left the body, while tampons collect it inside. Therefore, when playing sports, it may be more comfortable to use tampons. On the other hand, at night, pads are more comfortable and appropriate since it is never advisable to use tampons for more than 8 hours in a row. Therefore, it is best that you take a look at our Farma2Go catalog and choose for yourself what best suits your needs.

What is Disposable Underwear?

Disposable underwear are urinary incontinence briefs that offer discretion and protection against urine leakage and odor. With anti-leak barriers and a design that adapts perfectly to the shapes of each woman, it is the ideal solution for urine leaks. Their function is similar to that of pads designed to prevent urine loss and they are usually made with ultra-absorbent materials that offer maximum safety against leaks, odor and humidity, allowing you to continue with your daily life without uncomfortable interruptions.

Are a Compress and a Panty Liner the Same?

Pantyliners or Pantyliners are protectors that are much smaller and more discreet than a pad. In fact, their function is not the same at all, since panty liners are designed to be used when you have not yet had your period, in the days before your period arrives, to avoid being caught off guard, or just when it is. ending and the bleeding is already very weak and occasional. It has much less absorption power than Compresses, so both products should not be used interchangeably.

There are many women who decide to use panty liners daily, even if they do not have menstruation, so as not to stain their underwear with vaginal discharge, especially on the days of ovulation, when it is more abundant. It is, therefore, protection for any time , and its main function is to prevent your panties from becoming stained with fluid, keeping you clean, fresh and protected. Despite having a careful formulation and being compatible with all skin types, it is not advisable to always use it unnecessarily, given that the lack of perspiration can negatively affect the vaginal flora.