Okay so I recently went to the ER for food poisoning, & to make long story short they used the jelly for ultrasound to make sure it wasn't anything else. So a day or two afterwards...I'm itching like crazy, burning, swelling and getting these small hive like bumps on my vagina (0_0). I've been thinking maybe I was having an allergic reaction to the jelly, but i've used it numerous times before...so no. But I noticed I haven't been using Always since i've had my period after my pregnancy (I used Always before my pregnancy too & same thing happens almost all the time)...i've been using cotton pads like Kotex. Anybody else experience this with Always brand or any other brand of pad.? Its either I'm having an allergic reaction or something else is going on..? I've been thinking about switching to maybe a menstrual cup or cloth pad...? Anybody using any of those...I don't like using tampons unless I'm going out (makes me cramps worse).
I can't use them. They make me itch like crazy too.
I don't use them, but your reaction could be similar to the reaction some babies have to disposable diapers. There's all sorts of chemicals and byproducts in diapers and pads. They may not have affected you previously, but repeated and prolonged exposure can make you develop an allergy.