How to Maintain Hygiene during your Periods

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Often, women who are lively, they also seem to be dull and low on those days of the month. Yes, you are absolutely right, we are talking about periods and hygiene related things that should be taken care of during these days.

There is no need to feel overwhelmed or feel dirty during these days, because periods are a natural process of the body, just like yawning, sneezing, hunger or thirst, etc. The only thing you need to do is take special care of your body’s hygiene and avoid unwanted infections during this time. First of all, let’s find out what all can happen if hygiene is not maintained?

During the periods, the area around the genitals is moist, whether you use a disposable pad or a reusable pad, there is a possibility of several types of infections if the area remains damp for too long. This infection can cause itching and irritation in the vagina. Due to this dampness, rashes in the panty line area are also common. The menstrual cups are inserted inside the body, and due to lack of hygiene these can also cause internal infection.

Keep the following in mind for maintaining hygiene during your periods: 

The first and foremost thing is to keep changing your pad from time to time. Some women, especially those who have less bleeding, use a single pad for a long time. It is important for you to understand that whatever your flow may be, in the first two to three days, you should change the pad at regular intervals so that you do not get any infection. During normal flow on the first three days, change the pad every six hours and change the pad every 8 or 9 hours on the fourth and fifth days. This way you will neither be afraid of infection nor rashes.

Now we come to the question of what pad to use? The cloth pad has become a thing of the past, but there are various types of sanitary pads available. Always use pads of a good brand which have the ability to completely absorb blood and control moisture for a long time. If there is no dampness around the vagina, the chances of getting rashes will reduce.

Changing the pad from time to time will reduce the itching and burning sensation in the vagina as it is also a problem associated with cleanliness and dryness, just like rashes.

If you use the menstrual cup, then it is very important that you keep two cups. After you have filled one, wash it well with water and sterilize it for ten to fifteen minutes, before using it again. Since it is for internal use, it is very important to sterilize your menstrual cups.

Even after all these precautions, if you get rashes then use a good antiseptic cream advised by a doctor. Use the cream while changing the pad to stop the rashes from getting aggravated. 

Whenever you change the pad during periods, after cleaning the genitals make sure to use powder. It will make the area around the genitals dry and there will be no risk of rashes. But keep in mind that if you are allergic to fragrance, do not use a powder with a strong fragrance and use a good antiseptic powder only after consulting the doctor.

Because of lack of hygiene, many women become victims of infection and diseases, so take care of all these things so that your difficult days can become easy and cheerful!

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