This patent is for a polymeric medical article that has been impregnated with a treatment solution comprising between 1 and 5 percent of chlorhexidine. The chlorhexidine consists essentially of a mixture of chlorhexidine free base and a chlorhexidine salt. There is also an impermeable antileakage sheet and a liquid-retentive absorbent core. The absorbent article also has upstanding guards along the left and right opposing side portions , wherein each of the upstanding guards are provided with a number of elastic members which form a gather in a widthwise direction of each upstanding guard. Each upstanding guard is sectioned in the widthwise direction into a free end region, a central region and a basal end region.