Menstrual Hygiene Day 2023: Pray to avoid infection during periods
Menstruation is a phenomenon that only women experience. Puberty is one of the most important changes a girl goes through in her body. Although menstruation is a natural process, people have misconceptions about it.
Due to this we have to face many health problems. To avoid this, children should be taught about menstrual hygiene since childhood.
Menstruation in women occurs every 28 days. Bleeding in women during menstruation lasts for 5-7 days and the blood loss during this period ranges from 20-80 ml. Ovulation is involved in every menstrual cycle.
This egg travels through the fallopian tubes to the uterus. The hormone causes the lining of the uterus to thicken for fertilization. Perhaps if fertilization of the egg has not taken place, the lining of the uterus is shed along with the blood through the vagina during menstruation.
Women in India do not practice adequate hygiene. Due to this, many women become victims of many types of infections during menstruation. Menstrual infections not only affect the vagina but can also affect the uterus. To avoid this, proper menstrual hygiene practices should be taught in schools and homes without any hesitation.
Menstrual Hygiene Day is observed every year on 28 May to create awareness among women about menstrual hygiene. On the occasion of this day, every woman is given those things which every woman should follow regularly during menstruation.
* Take bath regularly during menstruation. While taking such a bath, the vaginal area should be thoroughly cleaned. While washing the vagina, wash mainly from front to back. There will be no risk of infection from this.
* The used sanitary pads should be changed regularly every 4-6 hours depending on the menstrual bleeding. The pad should be changed every 4-6 hours even if there is no significant bleeding.
When disposing of used sanitary pads, wrap them securely in newspaper. Wash hands regularly with soap after touching pads. If you’re using reusable pads, you may want to clean them thoroughly.
* Currently there are sanitary pads, tampons and menstrual cups for use during menstruation. Most women in India use sanitary pads. Some women use two sanitary pads at the same time. This can lead to infection. To avoid this, use the same sanitary pad. If using tampons, change them every 3-4 hours without fail.
* Avoid using soap or vaginal cleanser to clean the vagina. If you must use soap, choose a mild soap. Even if it is to be used as such, use it only externally, not inside the vagina.
All of the above are the hygiene practices that every woman should follow during menstruation. If you are suffering from frequent menstrual infections, keep these tips in mind and follow them.