We know it could be really tiresome during the one week of the month when you are going through menstrual bleeding. But that doesn’t mean you ignore taking care of yourself during those days. You take care of every other business efficiently even when on your periods, then why ignore your own health?
Maintaining good hygiene is vital for your health. Let’s see why:
Not keeping yourself clean during menstruation is inviting lots of bacteria. They not only affect you externally but can also lead to urine infection which isn’t only painful for your stomach and lower abdomen but also affects the working of your kidneys.
It’s a very common problem and almost every other women have experienced it some or the other time. The main reason for the rashes formed during your periods is not changing your sanitary napkins frequently enough.
The modern-day napkins use a good amount of plastic and other material not very friendly to your skin. Also, using a napkin for more than 4-6 hrs can cause the blood to cause infection in its surroundings, causing skin rashes and irritation.
Not every case of vaginal white discharge belongs to unhygienic conditions but a significant number of cases are noted because of that. Poor hygiene during menstruation causes bacteria to make a home in your vagina and one of the after effects is white discharge, often more than what can be considered normal.
Chances of Infertility
Using unclean cloths during menstruation or using a single sanitary napkin or tampon for a long time can facilitate the growth of bacteria, as already mentioned. These bacteria make way to your body (including ovaries) making it difficult for you to conceive a baby, increasing your chances of infertility.
Rare Chances of Cervical Cancer
Even though it’s rare, there are enough possibilities of one developing cervical cancer because of poor hygiene during periods and otherwise. It is very important for women to not only keep themselves clean during their periods but also maintain good hygiene by cleaning their private parts regularly.
Now that you know the importance of good hygiene, you must also know that in case you develop any infection for feel uncomfortable during your periods, you must visit a gynaecologist immediately.