5 Menstrual Hygiene Essentials To Make Your Period Easier

by | June 10, 2022, 10:58 IST


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Menstruation can be distressing for women of all ages, primarily due to cramping and the increased chance of contracting bacterial or yeast infections in their intimate areas, which can seriously impair their health. In addition, excessive perspiration might cause rashes and itching. "All of these factors contribute to the importance of menstrual hygiene practises and the necessary essentials that every woman must include in her lifestyle," says Sujata Pawar, Founder and CEO of Avni, a startup focused on holistic menstrual care, listing down five intimate hygiene products for a happy period.

Pantry liners are a lifesaving innovation for menstruating women. In the early days of a period, when an unexpected flow may develop, or in the latter days, to notice any spots on clothing, it is of tremendous assistance. They are thin, airy, and incredibly user-friendly.

Toilet Seat Sanitiser Spray
It is well-known fact that public restrooms are one of the leading causes of UTIs in women. Consequently, toilet seat sanitiser spray is an intimate hygiene tool that comes in very handy during these times.

They are portable and aid in decontaminating any surface in a restroom that users should not touch without protection. Additionally, it masks unpleasant odours and kills the bulk of bacteria. 

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Intimate Wet Wipes
During menstruation, it is essential to maintain the intimate area as clean as possible, although this can be challenging during social gatherings. Designed for such occasions, intimate wet wipes are simple to use and restore the skin's pH balance. It can only be used to wipe away excess moisture or sweat, both of which are prevalent during periods. These products are alcohol-free, so they do not cause dryness or itching.

Disposable Toilet Seat Covers
Infections such as UTIs are extremely likely during menstruation. Furthermore, even if they use the same toilet seat sequentially, these illnesses can spread fast from one person to the next. Using disposable toilet seat coverings is therefore vital for the protection of oneself and other women in their household. These covers are waterproof and eliminate the chance of infection spreading to and from the toilet seat surface, as well as preventing blood stains on the seat.

Intimate Wash
The intimate region is regarded as very sensitive and susceptible to insufficiently maintaining a low pH level. Therefore it is normally discouraged to clean the region with strong soap. Nevertheless, it is necessary to gently cleanse the surface, for which women can use intimate washes. 

There are several of them available, but one should select those that provide the proper pH for their private region and keep things gentle. They aid in maintaining cleanliness during menstruation and remove any excess dirt or perspiration that cannot be eliminated with water alone.

Expert Advice: 

"When it comes to cleanliness, it is critical to maintain menstrual hygiene and vaginal hygiene since they govern the body's natural functioning. When performing a critical duty, it is vital for us to do an intimate hygiene check and ensure that any harmful bacteria are removed, so that we can avoid any spread of infection. An intimate wipe or a wash is the best aid in controlling vaginal hygiene and menstrual health. These menstrual clothes help in the prevention of infection and provide much-needed moisture to keep messy situations at bay. When you're out of the house or don't have access to a shower, intimate wipes are the best option."
Dr Madhushree Vijayakumar, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Motherhood Hospitals, Hebbal, Bangalore

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