Clinical study on the preventive effects of skin care napkin "Laurier F®" on sanitary napkin dermatitis

Noriko Sato, Yasuo Toyoshima, Yutaka Takagi, Akiko Ogawa, Kyoko Ohkouchi, Katsuko Kikuchi, Kumiko Kumasaka, Shinobu Saijo, Michiko Hosokawa, Mitsuko Watabe, Hachiro Tagami

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This study examined the enhanced properties of Laurier F®, a new sanitary napkin that reduces overhydration and physical stimulus, using 16 female subjects with sanitary napkin dermatitis. Initially, subjects used their regular sanitary napkins during their menstrual period. Subsequently, during their next menstrual period, they used Laurier F napkins. After using their regular napkins, the Laurier F napkins, and a non-menstruation period, dermatologists examined the condition of the skin in the area under the napkin and interviewed the subjects about their symptoms. In addition, the subjects completed a diary about using the napkins and answered questionnaires about their usage. Of the 16 subjects, 15 had erythema, 8 had maceration and 7 had scaling, accompanied by itching and/or stinging after using their regular napkins. However, usage of Laurier F napkins caused erythema only in 5 of the subjects, 1 had maceration and 1 had scaling. Accompanying these reductions, the symptoms were relieved. These results suggest a marked reduction in the severity of dermatitis in subjects after use of Laurier F napkins. In addition, the questionnaires revealed improvement in the subjective sensation during and after the use of Laurier F napkins compared to other brand of napkins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-308
Number of pages9
JournalSkin Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun
Externally publishedYes


  • Commissioning test
  • Irritation
  • Laurier F®
  • Menstruation
  • Sanitary napkin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Infectious Diseases


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