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Travelling In Summer? 6 Personal Hygiene Tips To Keep In Mind

Here's a list of precautions that women must keep in mind while travelling.

Written by Tavishi Dogra | Updated : May 26, 2023 9:54 AM IST

Summer Travel Plans

However, while everything is ticked off the list and we are prepared to go, women must take extra care during travel. More so, compared to their male counterpart, it may be due to their need for privacy, modesty, physical attributes and cultural expectations.

General Care

Dr Vaishali Joshi, a senior Obstetrician & Gynaecologist at Kokilaben Ambani Hospital, Mumbai, with over 25 years of experience, suggests a few but significant additions to the list of precautions that women must keep in mind while travelling: Also Read - Mulberry Seeds: Precautions, Side Effects And Benefits

Intimate Hygiene

The need to use un-clean, dirty public toilets can make you vulnerable to urine infections. Drinking fluids and avoiding holding urine for a very long time is essential. Use anti-bacterial baby wipes to clean toilet seats or carry disposable toilet seat covers to prevent infections.

Care During Menstruation

Carrying menstrual pads, tampons, cups, waste disposal, or zip-lock bags is essential. In addition, have some painkillers for painful periods. Also Read - 9 Glaucoma Symptoms You Should Not Avoid

Sexual Care

It’s essential to continue your regular method of contraception during travel to prevent unplanned pregnancies. In addition, it’s necessary to have access to the barrier method or condom to prevent sexually transmitted infections, particularly with a new partner. Finally, always pass urine immediately after intercourse to avoid urine diseases.

Double Facial Masking

We aren't a covid free world yet. While we hear of the rising cases, wearing a double cloth or a combination of N-95 or surgical masks and cloth masks is essential to protect from COVID-19 infections while travelling.