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Menstrual Hygiene Day 2018: How to maintain proper menstrual hygiene in summer

Ladies, your menstrual hygiene needs special care in summer.

Written by Aishwarya Vaidya |Updated : May 28, 2018 11:05 AM IST

Summer invites a lot of allergies, infections and diseases. During menses, it tends to become difficult for women to maintain their menstrual hygiene. Due to constant sweating, bad odour and rashes are persistent. As per Dr Atul Ganatra Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, Menstrual hygiene is considered as taboo; a topic that many women are uncomfortable discussing in public. So, encourage women to improve it. Lack of proper hygiene can result in the occurrence of allergies, infections, rashes and so on.

Dr Atul Ganatra suggests few tips:

  • Access to information, to understand the menstrual cycle and how to manage menstruation hygienically
  • Promote better awareness amongst women
  • Adaptation of existing water, sanitation and hygiene services, to washing clothes used to absorb menstrual blood and having a place to dry them; and having a private space to change
  • Access to hygienic clothes or disposable sanitary pads
  • Facilities to hygienically dispose off used clothes and pads
  • Training and sensitizing key stakeholders
  • Frequently wash your vaginal area to prevent vaginal infection, itching and bad odour
  • Wipe your vaginal area after urination especially, when you are using public toilets. Toilets in malls, offices or those in public utility spaces may not be hygienic enough
  • Opt for cotton clothes. Clothes made of synthetic fiber are not skin friendly
  • Drink 2-2.5 liters of water (fluids) every day
  • Maintain a healthy balanced diet

Read:10 menstrual hygiene tips every girl and woman should follow

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According to Dr Atul Ganatra, women should avoid:

Read:6 must-follow menstrual hygiene rules for every girl!

  • Tight clothing affects the ventilation of intimate area and leads to increased sweat. It creates favorable environment for the growth of yeast and bacteria and can cause vaginal Infections and UTI (Urinary Tract Infection)
  • Wearing wet clothes (like after swimming) for longer periods
  • Anything which promotes the retention of heat and sweat

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