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Breathable liners have a breathable backing which allows air to circulate, for a fresher feeling and greater comfort.
Original CAREFREE® liners have a moisture-proof backsheet and provide more protection than CAREFREE® BARELY THERE® liners. Original CAREFREE® liners are suitable for the days around your period, and for heavy discharge.
CAREFREE® BARELY THERE® liners are thinner and more flexible, designed for everyday use on the days in-between your period. CAREFREE® BARELY THERE® liners are suitable for light discharge to keep your undies feeling fresh and clean.
CAREFREE® ACTI-FRESH® liners are designed to draw sweat, moisture and odour away from the body to help keep you fresh and dry. CAREFREE® ACTI-FRESH® liners have a unique absorbent cover and Micro-Airflow holes which allow moisture to evaporate quickly.
Original CAREFREE® liners are suitable for heavy discharge.
Liners are designed for the days in-between your period. Some variants like CAREFREE® original liners may be absorbent enough to act as a tampon back-up, although CAREFREE® tampons or STAYFREE® sanitary napkins and pads are more suitable for periods.
Liners have light absorbency and are specially designed to absorb moisture on days before or after your period. Some variants (like CAREFREE® original liners), are also absorbent enough to act as tampon back-up or for use instead of pads on very light period days. Check your pack for the right absorbency and use.
CAREFREE® long liners are 20% longer than standard liners for better coverage and protection than standard liners. They are also the most absorbent of all CAREFREE® liners, and suitable for heavy discharge, spotting, or light bladder weakness to keep your undies feeling fresh and dry.
Fragranced CAREFREE® liners include the CAREFREE® ACTI-FRESH® liner range, and Original & CAREFREE® BARELY THERE® liners with ALOE™ or Shower Fresh scent.
Like most sanitary products, CAREFREE® liners cannot be flushed down the toilet. Please dispose of them responsibly in the rubbish bin or appropriate sanitary bins.
Vaginal discharge is a mucous secretion from the vagina. It is often clear or milky white. It can also be brown just after your period, and is a normal part of being a woman.
Normal for a person depends on age, if you're taking pharmaceutical medicines, herbal medicines or vitamins, if you're pregnant or have other health problems. So our website can't give a definitive answer, but the following is a guide:
Normal vaginal discharge is white or transparent, and has little or no odour. The discharge is usually about a teaspoon a day, but can become heavier or more noticeable at different times of the month. These changes depend on ovulation, menstrual flow, sexual activity and birth control. It is not unusual for the normal discharge to be brown or discoloured a day or two after the menstrual period.
Vaginal discharge may be abnormal if the colour is not clear to yellow, if it is smelly or you are experiencing pain or itching. Your healthcare professional is the best person to give you the right advice.
We encourage you to talk to your doctor if you're not sure, you won't offend them, they're there to help.
The fluid flows out of the vagina carrying out old cells lining the vagina and keeping the vagina from becoming dry. It's your body's way of keeping your vagina clean and healthy. If your discharge doesn't look like what is described as normal, then talk to your doctor immediately.
Yes, but it can vary in volume of liquid from person to person and at different times/stages of life. Women's bodies go through changes along the way from puberty to menopause. Discharge starts from puberty (10-17 years old) and continues in varying degrees throughout a woman's life even through menopause (50+ years old).
It happens throughout the menstrual cycle and during particular types of activities. The consistency of the secretion changes depending upon the part of the cycle and also from the types of activities. During the menstrual cycle, at ovulation, the consistency changes to be more clear and stretchy (almost like egg white). Thick and white discharge is common at the beginning and end of the menstrual cycle. Clear and watery can happen at different times, and can become heavier after exercise.
Using CAREFREE® ACTI-FRESH® liners is a smart way to feeling fresh, clean and dry every day. They lock away wetness and odour and with their Natural UndieFeel™ technology, it means they're super thin and feel just like your undies!
Our latest super absorbent core liner helps to lock away moisture ( discharge, odour, perspiration etc)
Just right for gusset size panty’s
You may have heard that wearing liners may increase discharge by making you hot and sweaty. This may have been true in the past with older non‐breathable panty liner technologies, but breathable panty liners that enable air circulation in the genital region do not interfere with the local temperature and enable absorption of the natural moisture from vaginal discharge and perineal skin perspiration helping to make that hot and sweaty feeling a thing of the past. (REF: Giraldo PC, et al, The effect of “breathable” panty liners on the female lower genital tract, Int J Gynecol Obstet (2011)
CAREFREE® PROCOMFORT™ tampons will be available end January 2011 at all leading supermarkets and pharmacies.
CAREFREE® PROCOMFORT™ tampons have curved grooves to direct fluid more efficiently inside the tampon, providing maximum protection and giving you total confidence. The unique SILK-EASE® cover means they’re a lot smoother than standard tampons, making them more comfy, and best of all — easier to insert and remove. CAREFREE® PROCOMFORT™ tampons are available in Mini, Regular and Super in a variety of great, colour-coded click-clack boxes. They comes in two pack sizes: 16s and 32s.
CAREFREE® PROCOMFORT™ tampons will be launched end January 2011, and have a unique all over SILK-EASE® cover and curved grooves to direct fluid more efficiently inside the tampon. CAREFREE® FLEXIA® tampons have SOFTFOLDS® wings which catch fluid other tampons may miss, and are suitable for greater protection against leakage.
The curved grooves on CAREFREE® PROCOMFORT™ tampons and standard tampons are specially developed to direct fluid more efficiently inside the tampon. Curved grooves help stop the downward gush of fluid so that it can be absorbed by the tampon core better, giving you the protection you need.
CAREFREE® PROCOMFORT™ tampons have a unique SILK-EASE® cover making them so silky smooth to insert & remove. Unlike other tampons, the SILK-EASE® cover is made from a film polymer cover that has a significantly smoother surface than normal non-woven covers. The SILK-EASE® cover wraps around the tampon & is sealed onto the tampon’s absorbent fiber surface thereby aiding insertion and removal and helping to prevent fluffiness.
CAREFREE® FLEXIA® tampons are the next generation of tampons that offer our most advanced protection against leakage. They are the first and only tampons designed with 4 unique SOFTFOLDS® flexible wings that catch fluid other tampons may miss. (For more detail see question 7: How do the SOFTFOLDS® wings on CAREFREE® FLEXIA® tampons work?)
SOFTFOLDS® wings which are made of flexible, soft material that moulds itself to the natural curves of the female body. Depending on the position of the tampon in the vagina, these wings are able to unfold to mould to the form of the vagina and catch fluid better. The wings then draw the fluid into the core of the tampon to protect you against leaks.
Every woman is different, so this is a very individual choice depending on your menstrual cycle, heavy or light menstrual flow and body size.
If you are just starting out as a tampon user, we recommend starting with CAREFREE® PROCOMFORT™ tampons, which have a silk-ease cover making them easier to insert and remove. Alternatively, if you experience heavy flow then CAREFREE® FLEXIA® tampons offer our most advanced protection against leakage, with unique SOFTFOLDS® wings which catch the fluid other tampons may miss.
Yes, tampons are suitable for swimming whilst you have your period.
CAREFREE® tampons do not have an expiry date. CAREFREE® tampons should last for a long time if stored in a dry environment.
Like most sanitary products, CAREFREE® tampons cannot be flushed down the toilet. Please dispose of them responsibly in the rubbish bin or appropriate sanitary bins.
Most girls, once they start menstruating, can wear tampons. The hymen is elastic and stretches so you can't do damage to it by using a tampon.
Tampons are designed for menstrual flow and should not be used at other times.
TSS is a rare but serious illness which can occur in both males and females (but more common in young women in association with menstruation and tampon use). Current information indicates that TSS is a toxaemia (toxins circulating in the blood) caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. These bacteria are found in the nose of about one-third of the population. They may also be found on the skin, and occasionally in the vagina, without causing harm. Most people develop resistance to the toxin (which is why the illness is rare) and in these people there is no harmful effect. A person who is not resistant to the toxin may however become ill.
Tampons may play a contributory role but do not cause TSS. Tampons, while containing very small amounts of bacteria normally present in the air, have not been shown to carry the bacteria which cause Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). Personal hygiene is crucial. Always ensure you wash your hands before and after inserting a tampon.
Scientific studies have indicated that higher absorbency tampons have been associated with an increased risk of TSS. You should use the lowest absorbency tampons for your comfort and level of blood flow. Although TSS can occur with tampons of any absorbency, the risk increases with tampons of higher absorbency.
TSS is a very rare illness - at the height of publicity in the USA, reported cases were only occurring in approximately 15 out of every 100,000 women of menstrual age each year. The incidence has since declined and, in Australia, there have been fewer than 25 cases of TSS since January 1981.
The early symptoms of TSS may begin suddenly and are similar to the ‘flu’. Remember, early recognition of these symptoms and treatment are very important.
These symptoms may appear during your period or soon after. If symptoms appear, REMOVE YOUR TAMPON IF IN USE AND SEE A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY. Remember it is very important to tell the doctor that you have been using tampons. As TSS may cause death, early detection and treatment is essential.