Menstrual hygiene – basics

During menstruation, every girl and woman should take the following basic hygiene precautions:

  • Shower or bathe at least once a day.
  • To avoid infections, change pads or tampons on a regular basis. A sanitary pad should be changed every six hours, while a tampon should be changed every two hours.
  • Choose good sanitary pads – sanitary pads with a plastic lining should be avoided by women with sensitive skin because they can cause rashes, itching, and boils when rubbing against the skin.
  • Wear clean underwear that you change every day.
  • Do not wash the intimate area with hard soaps
  • After each wash, always pat the vaginal area dry to avoid discomfort. Keep the area between your legs dry as well.
  • Always wash or wipe the intimate area from front to back. This is important because cleaning in the opposite direction can make way for bacteria from the anus to the vagina and urethral opening, leading to infection.
  • After changing your pad, tampon, or menstrual cup, wash your hands with warm water and soap.
  • Never flush used sanitary pads or tampons down the toilet because they can clog pipes and cause overflowing. To avoid the spread of diseases, properly dispose of them dispose in trash
  • During periods, wear loose, comfortable clothes rather than jeans or tight-fitting clothes. This will allow air to circulate across the sensitive areas while also reducing sweating.

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