Saturday, September 27, 2008

Feminine Hygiene

Feminine hygiene is a general term used to describe women personal care products during menstruation, vaginal discharge and other bodily functions related to the vulva.

Major Feminine Hygiene Product

  1. Sanitary Napkin
  2. Panty Liner
  3. Tampons
  4. Menstrual Cup
  5. Feminine Wipes

Personal hygiene for women

The vagina is able to clean itself no special care is needed, other than washing the external genitals. Do not put anything like douches into the vagina, as the delicate skin can be damaged. Here are some personal hygiene suggestions for women:

Menstruation - wash your body, including your genital area, in the same way as you always do. Change tampons and sanitary napkins regularly, at least four to five times a day. Always wash your hands before and after handling a tampon or pad.

Cystitis - is an infection of the bladder. This is a common condition for sexually active young women. Urinating after sexual intercourse can help to flush out any bacteria that may be in the urethra and bladder.

Thrush - some soaps and detergents can irritate the skin of the vagina, and make thrush infections more likely. Some people find that they often get thrush when they use antibiotics. Use mild soap and unperfumed toilet paper. Avoid tight, synthetic underwear. Try cotton underwear, and change regularly. There is medical treatment for thrush, so talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Useful Links:

  1. Wikipedia. Feminine Hygiene.
  2. Baptist Memorial Health Care. Feminine Hygiene.
  3. Schiffert Health Center. Feminine Hygiene.
  4. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Feminine Hygiene.
  5. Direct Hygiene. Feminine Hygiene Disposal.
  6. Wikipedia. Menstruation.
  7. HealthLine. Menstruation.
  8. Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center (2008). Delayed / Missed Period.
  9. American Social Health Association
  10. Planed Parenthood
  11. YourTotalHealth > Vaginal Discharge.
  12. About.Com: Women Health > Vaginal Yeast Infection
  13. > Yeast Infection Symptom
  14. WikiPedia > Vaginal Infection
  15. Palo Alto Medical Foundation > Vaginal Discharge
  16. Anion Sanitary Napkin
  17. Femine Hygiene

Friday, September 5, 2008

Test Methods for Anion (Negative Ion)

There are two types of method to test for anions: the ‘dynamic tests’ and ‘static tests’. For the anionic tape (Love Moon Anion Sanitary Napkin) produced by Winalite International, the density of the anions it emits has to be ascertained using the dynamic test. At the time of designing the patent technology, the ‘Wave Model’ method of anion production was adopted in consideration of the woman’s physical characteristics and the product usage. Under this model, anions are produced through friction. The nation’s authority in tests and assessments, the Shanghai Textile Industry Technical Supervisory Institute, has conducted many rounds of dynamic tests on the anionic sanitary napkins from Winalite International and proved that the anions emitted can reach 6.070 per cc, indicating that the actual effect from the use of the product had complied with the test standard.

Another type of test method is the static test. This involves using an equipment to detect the rays produced by the material (this way of anion production is called ‘Beam Model’) and indirectly reflect the anion production capacity. This method is used for accurate tests on solids such as mineral rocks. For the same reason, the anion contents at the beach, in the forest and among the mountains cannot be tested by using the static method.

To know more about Negative Ion and Sanitary Napkin, pls visit Anion Sanitary Napkin.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

How to Select Sanitary Napkins?

Step1 Consider different styles, brands, sizes and thicknesses. The sanitary napkin needs to cover the vulva and external female genital area, the purpose is to prevent leakage. Most pad designs accommodate a size 6 panty size. Consider a plus size, extra long or overnight protection for full coverage of larger panty sizes.

Step2 Select a shape or design based on your lifestyle. Sanitary napkins come with or without wings and are curved or contoured to prevent leakage on the sides.

Step3 Think about absorbency and select a sanitary napkin that is very absorbent and keeps you dry and comfortable during your menstruation period. If your sanitary napkin embarrasses you by leaking then try a higher level of absorbency or a new brand.

Step4 Find the proper thickness depend to your level of physical activities. Some prefer thick protection while others use thin pads to serve their needs without the bulkiness.

Step5 Discover the best support system for preventing pad slippage. Adhesive strips on the bottom of the pad and wrap-around wings keep the napkin in place inside the panty. Notice how well a napkin's support lasts after exercise or exposing it to other consistent movement or moisture like sweat.

Example of the high quality sanitary napkin.