Menstrual hygiene is important for every woman. One may resort to synthetic, scented and appealing intimate products. However, none of these really help – and worse, they irritate your skin. Itching during periods is common and the pad rash is even worse. Therefore, you must understand how to treat your skin and stay inflammation-free.
Dampness, friction or untidy conditions lead to infections or inflammation in the areas around the vagina or inner thighs. This is why it’s important to soothe the problem areas. Here’s what you can do!
Itching During Periods? Do This!
1. Choose Products Wisely.
You must wisely pick the product that you would be most comfortable with – a sanitary pad, tampon or a menstrual cup. Menstrual hygiene starts with using the right type of product to avoid itching during periods. Also, if you wish to use pads, make sure they are non-scented and chemical free…or else they can lead to severe pad rash issues.
2. Change At Regular Intervals.
No matter what sanitary product you use, change frequently and stay clean. Itching during periods can stop with better hygiene. And in case you have sensitive skin, the products irritate you even more. To maintain utmost menstrual hygiene, gently wipe your genitals with toilet paper to keep it dry and infection free.
3. Try Warm Or Cold Compress.
If you develop a pad rash, a warm compress will help relieve the irritation and also period distress. A cold compress can soothe itching during periods and also alleviate inflammation.
4. Apply Coconut Oil.
Since coconut oil has antibacterial properties, it proves to be an effective pad rash treatment. It keeps the skin moisturized and prevents itching during period. All you need to do is clean the affected area and apply some coconut oil with a cotton ball. Leave it overnight and wash off next morning.
5. Neem Maintains Menstrual Hygiene.
Being anti-inflammatory in nature, neem leaves are an effective pad rash treatment. You simply need to boil some neem leaves in water to wash the affected area with this. You can also add the leaves to your bathing water daily and observe the skin heal. It will not only get rid of itching during periods but also maintain your routine hygiene.
6. Yogurt Is Soothing.
Since yogurt leaves a calming effect on your skin, pad rash problems would be a thing of the past. Menstrual hygiene is important and therefore you need to get rid of the itching during periods. This even relates to the other associated inflammations. So, you can simply apply yogurt over the affected area 2-3 times daily and benefit from its antibacterial properties.
7. Plan Ahead Of Your Periods.
In order to prevent infections, plan ahead of your period date. Apply tea tree oil or olive oil on and around the areas of your vagina along with inner thighs. Make it a habit to bathe in neem leaves water every alternate day, not just during your periods. Wear loose-fitting clothes, cotton-only underwear, and do not leave the inflammation unattended.
Note: Articles on Ayurvedum are solely for the purpose of sharing the goodness of Ayurveda and bringing awareness on natural and healthy living. Please do not substitute it for professional medical advice. Ingredients discussed can interfere with certain medications. So, before using anything to treat yourself, always consult an Ayurveda doctor or practitioner.