- No use of artificial hygiene products
Use of perfumed shower gels, soaps is very common among the people. Using these kinds of products might be good for the body but not for your vagina. Vagina has its natural cleansing element which gets activated during menstruation. Use of artificial hygiene products may cause hindrance to the PH balance of the mucous membrane.
- Proper use of sanitary napkins
On the second of the menstrual cycle, most of the women witness the heavy flow of blood. In order to avoid stain, women use two sanitary napkins at a time or they place a cotton cloth over the napkin in order to absorb the heavy flow. This practice should definitely be avoided, the vagina is the most sensitive area and can get infected quickly. Do not use cloth because even if you wash it for the thousand times, it may still contain bacteria. Use one pad at a time and try to change it frequently during the days of heavy flow.
- Proper disposal of sanitary napkins
Used pads should be properly wrapped before disposing of. Improper way of wrapping or flushing it in the toilet may block the pipe resulting in an increased amount of infection to spread.
- Use Luke warm water to rinse
Keeping your pubic area clean is one of the most important things to keep in mind. Use of Luke warm water is enough to clean the pubic area. If someone wants to use soap, use a mild one which would not cause any problem to the PH balance of the vaginal membrane.
- Wash the pubic area in a proper direction
By seeing the word direction you need not get confuse yourself. Keeping your vagina clean during your monthly cycle is important but at the same time, you should be doing it in the proper direction. Cleaning direction should be from vagina to anus not from anus to vagina. Vagina is more sensitive than anus and you can make the bacteria present in the anus to enter vagina if you do it in the opposite direction.
- Change your undies every day
The need to change your undies everyday tops the list. If you see even a single tiny drop of stain on your underwear, you should change it immediately as it also adds up to the infection.
- Wash your hands properly
Washing your hands is very important because dirty hands are the best medium for bacteria to multiply in large quantity.