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post #31 of 47
Gail, there is this cream and I can't remember the name of it..but it is used on babies when they have diaper rash.

Its in a little blue tin and its called Penatin or something similar...starts with a P anyway...

Try to find that stuff...I hear it works wonders on rashy skin.
post #32 of 47
Ouch, I used to get rashes too when using pads because the plastic lining of the pad's 'wings' irritated me so I use tampons all the time now. Even if it means getting up in the middle of the night with an alarm, I'd use them. And they make really small ones for light periods now too so I don't have to switch over at the end of a cycle.
post #33 of 47
what pads do you wear?? i've found that the Stayfree ones ALWAYS give me a rash- i can't use them at all. Always on the other hand does now- maybe you could try those? To nix the rash, soak in a nice warm bath for a few minutes with some epsom salt and coco butter if you have it ...then when you get out, dry off well and apply some Cortizone to the site. That will heal it up really quickly!
post #34 of 47
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Originally Posted by Gomer View Post
Diva cup is $40 here, but like twisty said, it's supposed to last years. I go through at least 1 package of pas a month, which is $5+, so it won't take long for the cup to pay for itself!

I agree you have to have a certain comfort level with your body and it's secretions in order to use something like a cup. My mom could never use anything like it, she thinks it's disgusting that I bathe (as opposed to shower) while on my period.
For me, its not that I think $40 is too expensive to pay, but I think I would end up buying it and not using it.

I have baths while I have my period too. I prefer that to showering during that time.
post #35 of 47
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Originally Posted by catlover19 View Post
For me, its not that I think $40 is too expensive to pay, but I think I would end up buying it and not using it.
Yeah, I worry about that as well, but then I think of all the other stupid things I spend more than $40 on, and it doesn't seem so bad!
post #36 of 47
I get rashes all the time. Sometimes from chafing..the pad rubs against me; also I would get it at night when I have really heavy bleeding. I try to avoid too much movement for a day or two until it clears up. For some preventative methods I wear spandex under my pants and at nighttime. I would suggest buying some skin tight spandex shorts for your period days. I actually got this idea from my boyfriend who used to be a bike currier. He would get chafing between his legs being on the bike all day, but spandex put a stop to that. Also I would use baby powder to sooth the burning.
post #37 of 47
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Originally Posted by catlover19 View Post
For me, its not that I think $40 is too expensive to pay, but I think I would end up buying it and not using it.

I have baths while I have my period too. I prefer that to showering during that time.

if i spent 40$ on a diva cup i would make that thing work for me, but a year ago i probably wouldn't have even thought about buying it. but now that i'm on nuvaring, i'm musch more comfortable with my body.

the bit about tampons stripping you of essential moisture along with your cycle is true, i'd do anything to avoid THAT.
post #38 of 47
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Originally Posted by Dragoriana View Post
? It says you can have clean s*x with your partner with that device in so im assuming it's right in front of the cervix? .
No, it says you have to take it out for sex.

I actually hadn't heard of cups before, so this thread has been really informative for me!

Gail - I'd be leary of using a cortisone cream down there. Stick with something gentle and non-steroid.
post #39 of 47
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Originally Posted by Okuda View Post
I've had this before when I am really heavy, or in hot weather .. it's almost like a nappy rash.
I'm an English girl in America so don't know your "baby rash" creams here, but in England there is one called Sudo cream. It sooths it well.
Also is the brand you wear at night, different from your day, as I have been allergic to certain brands before .. more so the ones with that stuff in them that turns to gel to soak up the flow...

ps: by nappy I mean Diaper! lol .. English V American words
i agree with the sudo cream it works wonders on nappy rash*diaper* and is great for when you get like that sweat rash from certin pads. i can not wear always as it tends to make me sweat at night hence the rash. and no need to be embarrased.
post #40 of 47
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Originally Posted by pushylady View Post
No, it says you have to take it out for sex.

I actually hadn't heard of cups before, so this thread has been really informative for me!

Gail - I'd be leary of using a cortisone cream down there. Stick with something gentle and non-steroid.

Oooh, i was looking at the website for the other brand one of the ladies was talking about, it doesn't have the bell shape it's cup shaped..
post #41 of 47
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Originally Posted by pushylady View Post
No, it says you have to take it out for sex.

I actually hadn't heard of cups before, so this thread has been really informative for me!

Gail - I'd be leary of using a cortisone cream down there. Stick with something gentle and non-steroid.
The DivaCup is medical grade silicone and very rigid. No, you can't have sex w/ it. However, the Instead soft cups can be left in during sex because they are only rigid around the top and the actually cup part of it is very soft and flexible

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Originally Posted by Dragoriana View Post
Oooh, i was looking at the website for the other brand one of the ladies was talking about, it doesn't have the bell shape it's cup shaped..
Ya, the bell shaped one is the Diva cup and the cup or bowl shaped ones are the Instead soft cups.
post #42 of 47
Well, you certainly learn something new everyday on the Cat Site!
post #43 of 47
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Originally Posted by pushylady View Post
Well, you certainly learn something new everyday on the Cat Site!

That's what I was thinking. I never knew anyone who used the diva cup until now.

I hate that *dry* feeling too! **Shudders**
post #44 of 47
I don't normally drag up dead threads, but I need to rant. And this is already a female TMI thread, so I feel safe putting this particular rant here.

Last night, I got my period back for the first time since having Dani. I put on an OVERNIGHT pad WITH WINGS no less (since it's been four months pp) and STILL managed to leak over the end, through my undies & onto the sheets OK, that tears it!!! I'm going to go and buy a Diva cup TODAY! Found one at our whole foods grocery just this week, and even though it looks a little intimidating, I'm totally motivated to give it a shot now.

I'd never even heard of the Diva cup until last week, when I read about it here and on another board I frequent. But you can bet I'll be trying it out very, very soon.

/end rant/
post #45 of 47
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Originally Posted by RicaLynn View Post
I don't normally drag up dead threads, but I need to rant. And this is already a female TMI thread, so I feel safe putting this particular rant here.

Last night, I got my period back for the first time since having Dani. I put on an OVERNIGHT pad WITH WINGS no less (since it's been four months pp) and STILL managed to leak over the end, through my undies & onto the sheets OK, that tears it!!! I'm going to go and buy a Diva cup TODAY! Found one at our whole foods grocery just this week, and even though it looks a little intimidating, I'm totally motivated to give it a shot now.

I'd never even heard of the Diva cup until last week, when I read about it here and on another board I frequent. But you can bet I'll be trying it out very, very soon.

/end rant/
let us know how it works! i suggested that to one of my friends not too long ago (she bleeds extremly heavy during her time of the month and it's been like that forever- the doctors have tried different tests/pills/etc and not much has helped her.) I am lucky not to have that issue- so pads/tampons work well for me, but if i was a heavy bleeder i would definitely try the cup and see if it at least works.
post #46 of 47
Well, I've never been a heavy bleeder -- in fact, while I was on the pill (the entire 11 years i was with my ex-husband) my periods were so light I rarely used anything heavier than a pantiliner. And I really didn't bleed all that heavily last night, just the pad got shifted out of place, and I now have a spot to clean out of my beige sheets and white mattress pad (but hey, at least it's not the mattress itself!) I guess I'm more annoyed with myself for being, I don't know, out of practice? It's been a full year since I had to deal with a monthly. And I didn't even stain anything when I was bleeding post-partum!

But it seems like something is telling me the Diva's the way to go. I mean, I learned about it from two totally different boards in one week, I find it in a local store mere days after learning of its existence, and then I do one of the annoying things about your period that it's supposed to eliminate -- hmmmm, a sign????
post #47 of 47
Personally I'd use a plain cornstarch baby powder on the spots - anything with moisture (like vasaline) would irritate more in the heat. Be sure its cornstarch and not talc.

And try to avoid any tight fighting pants too.
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