Cotton pads are pads made of cotton which are used for medical or cosmetic purposes. For medical purposes, cotton pads are used to stop or prevent bleeding from minor punctures such as injections or venipuncture, They may be secured in place with tape. Cotton pads are also used in the application and the removal of makeup Cotton pads are soft enough that they can be used to clean babies, Cotton balls have much of the same applications as cotton pads, and can be used interchangeably.

Despite their name, most modern cotton balls and pads are not made out of cotton at all but are instead made out of cheaper, bleached synthetic fibers such as polyester. and nylon. In the United States, these products are frequently prominently labeled as “cotton balls” because non-woven products (of which disposable wipes, diapers, and tampons are other examples) are excluded from the Federal Trade Commission’s stringent labeling requirements for textile products.

The specific phobia of cotton balls has been reported, but its prevalence is unknown

Using cotton pads made of rayon for a longer term of time will definitely end in itchiness and redness in the vaginal area. Sometimes the skin is sensitive and is very prone to catch certain infections.

The women’s genital area is the most sensitive area and it should be taken extra care by women, health care official and health concerned people.  How ladies treat their vaginal health it will have an overall effect on their overall health and internal health.

Mostly cotton pads should be chosen from a good brand mainly the ones which are crafted out of 100% natural cotton. This 100% natural cotton should be organic as well. The cotton used should be free of chemicals, pests or excessive fertilizers. The cotton pads are very absorbent in nature.

Most of the cotton pads are made in different sizes nowadays depending on the choices of women, depending on the type of flow they experience in their periods. The cotton pads are made highly absorbent and their super flexible property helps them to fit in right!

The cotton pads are flexible and absorbent in nature.

The cotton pads should be odor free as the fragrance in the pads could raise chances and possibilities of escalating the growth of bacteria and lead to infections. Hence fragrance-free cotton pads should be used.

The use of cotton for sanitary purposes likely dates back to its domestication. There is evidence that toilet paper, made in part of cotton and/or other plant fibers such as hemp, was used at least as early as 589 AD in China. Cotton balls have been used for applying gold leaf since at least as far back as 1801. An artists’ manual from that year recommends using a “squirrel’s tail, or cotton ball” to press the gold leaf into place. There is some evidence that they were being mass-produced as far back as 1816, namely an advertisement was taken out of the New York Evening Post by Palmer, Nichols & Co. for many different kinds of fabric and products made of cotton which lists “Cotton Balls” as an item for sale. In 1891 The Laredo Times ran a story about women who put cotton balls in their cheeks to make themselves appear less thin. An 1898 patent by Jerome B. Dillon for a new type of umbilical bandage used an “antiseptic, absorbent cotton pad” to carry out its function.

Many women today have a lot of apprehensions about reusable cotton pads. Made from natural cotton, these cotton pads have changed the way women experience their menstruation cycle. Following are some of the major benefits of using cotton reusable pads:

1)  REDUCED ALLERGIES AND THRUSH: The first positive change which you will experience when you switch to reusable cotton pads is that you no longer suffer from allergies, thrush, or rashes on your skin.

Unlike the synthetic pads which promote the growth of germs and fungal infections in a humid climate. These pads discourage such developments on the skin as they are softer than disposable menstrual products and thereby do not lead to skin irritation and other complications.

2)  Reduced risks of Toxic Shock Syndrome(TSS): Toxic shock syndrome is a fatal disease that was initially identified in 1980 and is linked to the use of super-absorbent sanitary pads and tampons as they are made of viscose rayon. As the sanitary pads are free from the chemical load, you can stay assured that you are away from toxic shock syndrome.