Period pads to avoid UTI

Can period pads cause UTI?

According to research, women are at great risk for urinary tract infection  (UTI). It happens when a bacteria enters the urethra and infects  your urinary tract. There are also different types of Urinary Tract Infection. It is important that you'll be aware of these in case you experience symptoms.


Symptoms of UTI

  • Persistent and strong urge to urinate
  • Burning sensation when peeing
  • Passing small and frequent amounts of urine
  • Cloudy urine
  • Red, bright pink or cola-colored urine
  • Urine with strong smell
  • Pelvic pain among women 

Can period pads cause UTI?

If you are using plastic pads during your period, it is important to change it frequently. The absorbency levels of these traditional pads are low and cannot hold liquids well. This can make your period pads the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Your pads cannot cause UTI if you have good period hygiene. 


What are the ways to avoid Urinary Tract Infection while using period products?

  • Wash and dry your genitals properly
  • Change your period pads frequently
  • Wipe from the front to back
  • Use period pads with high absorbency levels


Urinary Tract infection is not caused by your period pads but by your hygiene practices. No matter what products you use, it is important to know that what matters most is how you use it. But if you really want to be on the safer side, you can choose not to to use period pads with low absorbency levels. Reusable period pads for example are a good alternative. It holds liquid well and is safe for your skin. 

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