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Heckneck Wed 11-Oct-17 20:29:42

A burning itchy vagina from hell?! Every single time. Period comes to an end, itchy burning sensation start and is so bad I want to scratch my vagina off. I use tampons for a few days then pads. Considering trying a cup again. Anyone else?

NikiBabe Wed 11-Oct-17 20:31:29


64PooLane Wed 11-Oct-17 20:31:57

Are you using scented pads? I saw a thread on here recently about those and it had lots of posters saying they trigger thrush/reaction.

margaritasbythesea Wed 11-Oct-17 20:32:03

Me neither

Crispmonster1 Wed 11-Oct-17 20:32:07


Maddiemademe Wed 11-Oct-17 20:33:27

Yes I do, drives me mad as well. Wondered if it was a case of thrush or just general rubbing of wearing a pad possibly.

SpecialAgentDaleCooper Wed 11-Oct-17 20:34:01

My first thought was that you might be getting a reaction to the pads (more likely if they're scented)

callmehannahbaker Wed 11-Oct-17 20:34:43

I did from tampons and pads-not at all with a mooncup.

EB123 Wed 11-Oct-17 20:34:53

Yes. For me it is disposable pads that set it off as when I use cloth ones it doesn't happen.

ReverseGiraffe Wed 11-Oct-17 20:35:08

My friend had this and turned out she had a really bad, long running case of thrush. She had been treating it with the cream, no internal meds.

I'd get checked out if I were you.

Oscha Wed 11-Oct-17 20:35:38

Disposable pads do this to me. Reusables, thank god, don’t!

ElspethTascioni Wed 11-Oct-17 20:35:40

Try a washable pad? I find they are more comfortable generally and just less sweaty feeling than the binable types

Heckneck Wed 11-Oct-17 20:35:43

No no scented pads. Glad I'm not the only one. When I went to docs I had swabs taken but nothing ever came back positive. Just makes me feel awfully uncomfortable for a day or two.

DontDrinkDontSmoke Wed 11-Oct-17 20:36:07


Fucking scented pads. They give me the rage. Wrong on so many levels and probably invented by a —gay— man

Meandyouandyouandme Wed 11-Oct-17 20:36:32

Yes I do, I just think it’s irritation and a bit of thrush. I use non scented tampons and towels, I have very sensitive skin everywhere else as well.

Heckneck Wed 11-Oct-17 20:38:11

Thanks. I'll definitely invest in some reusable pads. Are they just as absorbent as the disposables? Gonna try moon up again but last time I couldn't get it to not leak.

gamerchick Wed 11-Oct-17 20:39:54

It’s probably the pads, I get a bit scratty during and the day afterwards.

thecakefairy Wed 11-Oct-17 20:41:11

When my daughter first started her period, she had this 3 or 4 times.
It was lurking Thrush that flared up as her period finished.
She had to have industrial strength treatment which cleared it up.
What a palaver though as she was only young and just entering the world of womanhood!
I think it lurks around in the cervix.

Gemini69 Wed 11-Oct-17 20:41:56

when I used to use Tampons.. YES

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Wed 11-Oct-17 20:42:00

Maybe consider using the cotton tampons and pads from Boots.

livingthegoodlife Wed 11-Oct-17 20:43:09

is it just friction from the pads? sweat?

sounds annoying. perhaps a change of product would be a good idea?

thecakefairy Wed 11-Oct-17 20:43:35

Also, as well as scented pads, the amount of plastic and water absorbing gels in pads are terrible and very irritating to a lot of people.

Madbum Wed 11-Oct-17 20:45:18

Non scented pads (and probably scented) do this to me, I think it’s chafing in my case rather than thrush.
A day or so of not wearing pads and a bit of sudocrem does the trick for me.

Brittbugs80 Wed 11-Oct-17 20:46:20

I used to and switched to reusable pads. Best thing I ever did. I get mine from Treat Trove.

Though you mention it on here and you are usually flamed for being a health hazard and that the irritants and chemicals in disposable pads are a myth.

londonrach Wed 11-Oct-17 20:47:49

No. get ldll pads (55p for 10 no smell like the old days...those small folding ones with wings).

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