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Menstrual Products

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How to choose the right female care product?

There are many female care products to choose from.

It is important that you try different products as one single product may not be sufficient or right for you and your needs.

Tampons

Tampons are used inside the body where they absorb the menstrual fluid. If the tampon is inserted correctly, you should not be able to feel it and will stay in place.

Probiotic tampons

A probiotic tampon contains lactic acid bacteria and produce lactic acid and it is used just like ordinary tampons.

For optimal benefit, probiotic tampons should be used at least 3 times a day, the body only absorbs so much of acid bacteria as it needs.

ellen® Probiotic Tampon is the only probiotic tampon in the world, making it unique.

Choose the right size

It is important that you choose the right size tampon so that you don’t dry out the mucous membranes. The tampon should become saturated but must not be kept in for more than 8 hours.

Menstrual pads

A menstrual pad is used in your knickers and the period  is absorbed outside the body. Menstrual pads come in different thickness designed for different period flows and can also vary in length, for instance, for use at night.

Many girls use sanitary pads when they get their first period, and pads give you a good idea of what your period is like.

Some women find menstrual pads comfortable during the first few days of the period, when the body may feel sore or tender.

Menstrual cloth pads

Menstrual cloth pads are made from cotton and can be reused since they are washable.

Menstrual cloth pads are available in different thicknesses designed for different period flows.

Instructions on how to maintain and change menstrual cloth pads are provided on the websites where they  can be purchased. There are also recommendations for how many menstrual cloth pads you may need during one period.

Panty liners

Panty liners are thinner than sanitary pads and can be used before, during and after your period.

Some women use panty liners if they have a lot of discharge.

Incontinence pads

Incontinence pads are used for urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence can have many causes and is not uncommon during the menopause.

Menstrual cup

A menstrual cup can be made of rubber, silicone or plastic and comes in several sizes. A menstrual cup is a reusable menstrual product.

As with other menstrual  products, you choose which menstrual cup depending on your menstrual flow.

Instructions on how to insert and care for your menstrual cup is provided on the websites where the menstrual cups can be purchased.