Ask Expert Q & A - Period Rashes, Sanitary Pad Rashes & Inner Thigh Rashes
Our Ask The Expert session receives a huge number of queries every month.
We have collated the answers from Dr. Sanober B Daruwalla to create these Easi Skincare Guides for you. Read on-
Question:- Are Period rashes a hormonal issue or some other reason?
Answer:- Period rashes are usually related to the sanitary napkin that you use along with other factors such as humidity, occlusion and friction. It is preferable to use organic cotton sanitary napkins if you suffer severely from period rashes. Also using a barrier cream such as the SkinEasi gel at the line of contact of the pad will help you to prevent pad rashes.
Question:-I get cuts and abrasions on the inner thigh, probably due to pad lining.
Answer:- Cuts and abrasions seem to be a very severe description and good quality sanitary napkins should ideally not cause so much harm. Please try to use organic cotton sanitary napkins if you suffer so severely. Also using a barrier cream such as the SkinEasi gel at the line of contact of the pad will protect you from skin rub rash.
Question:-I suffer from butt acne, round the year. What could be the reason?
Answer:-What you are referring to butt acne seems to be what we call keratosis pilaris. These are obstructed hair follicles to explain simply. While they could be hereditary, they are also a common finding in many people. No definite reason for its cause known yet.
Question:-Are vaginal rashes dangerous? Any remedy or do they get better on their own?
Answer:- By vaginal rashes, are you referring to period rashes or the infection associated with white discharge and foul smell? If you suffer from discharge, itching with foul odor, you must get it treated.
Question:- Do you recommend a specific Sanitary pad type? I have tried everything. Still get rashes in those days?
Answer:- I suggest using any organic cotton sanitary napkin available, if you suffer severely from period rashes. Change the pad regularly. Also using a barrier cream such as the SkinEasi regina gel at the line of contact of the pad will protect your skin from getting the rash.