Check Out These 7 Straightforward Hygiene Maintaining Tips During Menstruation
Menstruation is a naturally occurring physiological condition in women. It is the process by which women shed blood and other material from the lining of the uterus (womb) at intervals of about one month from puberty until menopause except during pregnancy. This article will share with you 7 quick tips to help you or your adolescent maintain the most hygiene during the period of menstrual flow.
Over time many women may get so familiar with their menstruation that they do not pay great attention to that special period and menstrual hygiene is commonly overlooked. A journal on women’s health described Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) as:
‘Women and adolescent girls using clean menstrual management material to absorb or collect blood that can be changed in privacy as often as necessary for the duration of the menstruation period, using soap and water for washing the body as required, and having access to facilities to dispose of used menstrual management materials’
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We collected a few tips from a twitter thread on the subject; to help you stay healthy and in charge of your body during your monthly flow.
Read the thread below:
“Lets talk about hygiene during menstruation. Some of us still use materials that are not hygienic. E.g Cotton Wool, Tissue Paper
Some people do not take their bath regularly during #menstruation. Some do not change their pads as often as they should. Maybe because they do not have a heavy flow, they decide to use one pad for 24hours…. Very wrong!
To cut the long story short, here are some Personal hygiene tips during menstruation
● Change your pad regularly 4 – 6 hours’ interval to avoid rashes, stains, and infections
● Take your bath 2 – 3 times daily
● Wash your private part with clean water and mild soap
● Do not wash inside your vagina with soap or water. It is self-cleaning. wash only outside (The Vulva)See Also
● Wash / clean correctly, from front to back (Vagina to anus) and not the other way round to prevent infections
● Stay clean, cool and dry at all times. A moist and warm environment allows bacteria to multiply and cause infections.
● Dry your underwears under the sun not inside the bathroom or under the bed. The sun is a natural way of killing bacteria.
You can also iron your underwears if the sun is not available for drying
● Toilets and bathrooms should be be clean during this period and even after to reduce the risk of getting infections.”