Q1: What is Light Bladder Leakage (LBL)?
Weak bladder muscles and similar issues may cause younger women to leak small amounts of urine from time to time, a condition that can worsen as you age.1 An important thing to remember is that the vast majority of women experience LBL in varying degrees over the course of their lives, and it's totally normal.
Q2: Can you bathe while on your period?
Yes, people who are menstruating can safely take baths. Normally, running water is perfectly fine. But if you have any reproductive health problems, it’s a good idea to consult a health care provider before soaking in the tub. If you do choose to take a bath while on your period, follow these steps for the safest experience:
-Ensure the bathtub is clean, as your immune system is more susceptible to infection during menstruation.
-Use warm water — not hot. Hot water may provoke heavier bleeding.
-Wash your genitals before sitting in the tub (for example, rinse off under the shower).
Q3: What should intimate wet wipes contain?
You can replace toilet paper with wet wipes, which are softer and more delicate. Choose products that are free from alcohol and fragrance and have a balanced pH level, as these ingredients can irritate your skin and mucous membranes.
Q4: Can you flush sanitary products down the toilet?
Flushing even the smallest hygiene product can easily clog a pipe or sewer. If you’re in a bathroom with no trash bin, you can take the used pad (tampon) with you and throw it away somewhere else.