Itching causes irritation whether it is summer or winter or anything else. Itching creates a creepy-crawly sensation which is seriously painful. Generally, it is believed that Summer is the season of weird itches and dry skin. Besides summer, we can blame the menstrual cycle for creating such an awful creepy sensation. Yes, period or menstruation is considered as a nuisance as one has to have spent those days with menstrual cramps and changing sanitary napkins or tampons time to time. In addition, one more irritative subject is pad rash. Most of the women seem to be confronted by rashes and itchiness during menstruation. This is why most of the women hate getting their period. The number of women suffering from rashes in the vulva area which may spring off from the quality of sanitary products which should be improved. Many women with sensitive skin are still troubled even after the changes in quality they made in their sanitary pads or products. Noticeably, one should not ignore the itchiness in that time, as it might indicate a masked disease even if it only looks like a simple rash. There lies basically two reasons behind the vaginal rashes or itching during menstruation that are heat and dampness.
Today, we can see the varieties types of ‘Quality’ sanitary pads. Despite all, one can confront the inconvenience only because of her sensitive skin which may get irritation her due to the usage of the chemicals in these pads. After spending the whole day wearing pads, one can develop rashes on the thighs and vaginal area. These itchy rashes must cause a crawly sensation and aftermath inflammation which are painful. It not only excruciates the feeling of gut-wrenching but also leaves one with the feeling of bizarre and irritable. This time one should not accept the matter casually rather, rashes should be checked by a doctor as there may be many other conditions which can cause similar symptoms. But, nothing to be worried. One can drive away rashes and itching by taking preventive measures only when she is sure of that the rash is due to a sanitary pad.
Here are some tips below which may be helpful to get rid of it.
1. Use Quality Sanitary Pad:
No matter, how much a woman remains busy, she has to manage everything outside and inside of the house simultaneously with hectic scheduled. The menstrual cycle can’t prevent her from living a daily normal life. Rather, the running around at home and office may cause rashes because of rubbing of the pad against the skin. This is why one should use good quality light and soft pads. A good sanitary pad will be helpful to prevent the painful rashes. One should choose a less irritating range of sanitary pads made from cotton and can use a tampon if she is still in trouble.
2. Take Rest:
Nowadays it is hardly possible for anyone to take a prolonged rest continuously for four days during the period. But, it is essential to get enough sleep and boost the body´s defenses instead of getting fatigued. One should maintain a healthy lifestyle to live comfortably with those days. Generally, skin becomes more sensitive in that period of time and it tends to get rashes when the body´s defenses are down.
It is mandatory to change your pad time to time. It is unhealthy to use the same pad continuously for a long period of time. A working lady or a student should not wait for changing the pad until they reach their homes. Using the pad for longer duration must influence the infections. So, one should change pad time to time to avoid rashes and infection. To keep yourself neat and clean, take a daily bath or shower surely.
4. Menstrual hygiene:
One can use warm water and cotton made towel for cleaning the vaginal area regularly in order to reduce the dampness and itching. Do not forget to pat the area dry after the wash. Such homely and easy treatment must help to keep the area clean and remove germs and bacteria, which cause the infection and rashes. Stop using an intimate wash, soap, and other personal hygiene products as these can worsen your rashes. In a word, when one experiences a sudden outbreak of itching or rashes, gently wipe the vulva area using wet wipes or cleansing cotton which do not contain irritants. Avoid those products that contain irritants such as alcohol or deodorants.
5. Apply powder:
Applying powder will help in keeping the area dry. Before wearing the pad and after washing the vaginal area one can use it regularly. Instead of using a regular talcum powder, it is better to use antiseptic powder.
6. Use topical cream:
Use topical cream prescribed by the doctor. There are different types of cream which can give relief from the rashes but before that one should take consultancy from a doctor who will know which medicine will work better on you. As an evidence, we can see that Antiseptic cream is given for the bacterial infection while Anti-fungal cream has been used for the yeast infection caused by sanitary pads. Along with all these, must avoid wearing tight clothes, synthetic fabric, and bubble bath. One can also use organic cotton pads during your period.
Menstruation causes menstrual cramps, mood swings, and most importantly the irritating work of changing sanitary napkins or tampons. Even after all these troubles, such pad rash is like an extra achievement. However, it is very beneficial and necessary for every woman to follow the above mentioned menstrual hygiene to maintain herself during those particular days of the natural cycle.