Some women get yeast infection during their menstruation, and this could be the outcome of poor menstrual hygiene and other factors.
However, you can control or lower your chance of contracting a vaginal infection by being mindful of your menstrual hygiene and keeping your vagina clean and fresh.
Here are 7 best ways to avoid vaginal infection during menstruation:
1. Change your underwear daily
Always change your underwear daily. Also wear clean underwear and don’t wear wet or sweaty clothing for too long.
2. Change your sanitary pads from time to time
Wearing sanitary pads for too long can lead to infection. Change the pad at least after 5-6 hours.
3. Shower daily
Don’t forget to take a shower at least twice a day during your menstrual cycle. It will help you stay fresh and clean and will also reduce the risk of infection.
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4. Keep the vagina dry and clean
Always wash your vagina simply with lukewarm water.
5. Stay hydrated
Staying hydrated helps flush out toxins, and bacteria and also helps maintain pH balance.
6. Don’t use scented products
Avoid using scented soaps on your vagina because they can irritate the skin. Also avoid using douche.
7. Avoid sugary and spicy foods
Try reducing your sugar and spicy foods intake as sugar facilitates yeast ability to thrive in the body.
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