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Menstrual hygiene

 

Coming from a very conservative family we girls in family
were never allowed to discuss out menstrual or periods problem at home, though
we have majority of women in our family, It considered to be a shamed if we
talk in front of any male family member, I was taught menstruation was supposed
to be kept in hidden or whispered,  Menstrual hygiene day is an annual awareness day each
28 May, Let us spread awareness together, Today I feel proud to
answer some of menstrual/periods related questions which I was afraid to ask
and we will also let you know some more products than sanitary pads.

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FAQ’s

 

1.     What
is menstrual or periods

Between the age of 10 to 16 most of the girls
have bleeding from their genitival organ, this is call menarche or beginning of
menstruation, when it becomes periodical at regular cycle of 28 to 40 days it
is call menstruation, It is also known as periods, It is due to release of
impure blood from your uterus,

 

2.     How
long will this bleeding exist during menstrual?

 

Normally the bleeding would be two to seven
days but for some people it may vary, It is part of healthy body development
and indicates that your body is getting ready for the pregnancy, It is part of
life.

 

3.     During
menstruation time I get itching and foul smell from my genitival area, why?

 

Are you taking bath everyday during your
menstruation period? Are you using sanitary pads?

It is very important to take bath everyday
during menstruation, while taking bath clean your body and try to keep your
genitival area dry, you should also change sanitary napkin atleast twice a day,
some may have more bleeding and require to change napkin as soon as it gets
wet. After changing sanitary pad every time you have to wash your hand with
soap and water.

 

4.     Can
we use Cloth of an old saree or any cotton cloth during menstruation time?

 

Nowadays. The price of sanitary napkins is
cheap and also easily available in various sizes, It helps to avoid skin
irritation, Itching and infection and foul smell. Healthy hygienic practice is
to use sanitary napkins.

 

5.     How
to dispose used sanitary napkins?

 

Do not throw used pad anywhere outside the
house, there are chances of environmental pollution and deceases, You should
burn it, Nowadays schools are constructing adolescent girls friendly toilets
which consists of incinerator to burn used sanitary napkins, Vending machines
are also kept for easy access of sanitary pads.

 

6.     What
is a panty liners?

 

Panty liners are very commonly used product in
USA but in India women hardly know about it, Panty liners are mini pads but
they much more thinner and soft then the usual pads which makes them much more
comfortable for frequent use.

 

7.     What
is the use of panty liners?

 

It can be useful for several purposes. Most
use of this is for virginal discharges, Indays like this you can just use panty
liners to avoid wetness and it is also helpful to prevent infection, It will
make you feel dry and much more comfortable, It is also useful in the beginning
and end of periods when the flow is really light and you do not want to use
heavy pad, few girls are also using when periods are near so if it pops up
unexpectedly, this can save you from the stain.

It is also useful for new moms for post
delivery light flow.

 

8.     Is there
any alternative option to pads?

 

 

Yes, there are two other things rather than
pad you can use during your menstrual time,

 

1.     Tampons
:

 

you must have heard about it many time but never used it, It is
basically a sponge type of thing which is inserted in Virginia to absorb the
menstrual blood, the advantage of using tampons are you won’t feel them at all.
You can swim, run, jump do any physical moment you like, you won’t get any wet
feeling also,

In short a tampon gives you moment of freedom in your period’s days. The
disadvantage is you cannot use it overnight.

 

2.     Menstrual
Cups:

 

This are unknown to many women in India but widely famous in abroad, It
is made of medical grade silicone and it has to inserted inside of Virginia, It
catches blood, after 12 hours all you have to do is just take it out empty the
cup and it can be useful more than once so it is economical, You can find the
entire instruction manual which comes with this cups.

Caution: It is always advisable to consult doctor before you use it.

 

9.     What
are the other women hygiene products?

 

1.     Virginal
washes :

Some gynecologist says you should use virginal washes while other says
you should not disturb the PH balance of your Virginia, I still do not
recommend frequent use of it, You can try antibacterial wipes instead which are
dermatological tested to clean the area in menstrual time specially when you
are travelling.

 

2.     Toilet
seat spray

In India it is very difficult to find clean public toilet and most of
the times you have to force yourself to use dirty toilet, This product comes in
very compact and handy so it’s easy to carry anywhere, you just have to spray
it on the toilet seat and it will give gums free safe toilet seat. Especially
when you are travelling by road, Train or bus, even it is very useful in public
toilets like malls, Airports, theaters where the same toilet is used by
multiple people and hence the chances of infection is more, It is very
economical as well, come in your budget too.

 

3.     Pee-Buddy

 

90% of Women
don’t use dirty toilets. They hold their pee until they don’t find a

clean washroom that can lead them to many deceases, Pee-Buddy is
disposable portable female urination device for women. It gives a freedom to
stand and pee,

It is not only useful for avoiding contact with public toilets but can be
useful for pregnant women or women with arthritis.

 

 

I tend to help as many as girls I can by this
blog, If you have any suggestion rather then this or anything you wish to share
or ask, Kindly write in comment section below.