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6 tips for trouble-free periods during summer

Summer brings its own set of problems along with rashes and excess sweat. These period tips can help you have a happy period.
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Here’s how to have a hassle-free period in summer. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock
Dr Pratima Thamke Published: 10 May 2022, 17:23 pm IST
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Want to have a safe period during summer? We have got some effective period tips. Summer can be discomforting when you have your menses. The scorching heat and sweat will mean that you will have to take extra care of your intimate hygiene and make sure that you stay healthy and happy. Let us tell you about some important tips that you need to follow during those sunny days when you are on your period.

Here are some period tips for summer:

1. Avoid wearing two pads at the same time:

Those women having a heavy flow tend to wear 2 pads simultaneously. They think that doing so will help to prevent staining of clothes and control the flow. This, however, is a myth as it can invite an infection in the vaginal area. A better option for this is to stick to one pad and instead change the pad more often if the flow is more.

2. Keep the vaginal area clean:

Some women end up using intimate washes or other chemical-laden products down there. But, douching is a strict no-no. Remember that the vagina is a self-cleaning organ. Instead of using any harmful products, opt for lukewarm water to wash the area. In addition, remember to change your pads or tampons regularly after 4-6 hours to avoid infections.

The first thing among period tips is maintaining vaginal hygiene! Image courtesy: Shutterstock

3. Maintain overall hygiene:

Along with menstrual hygiene, you need to also take care of your overall hygiene. Vaginal and urinary tract infections (UTIs) are commonly seen during summers. Even skin irritation, rash, redness, and itching due to sweat can steal one’s peace of mind. Try to take shower at least twice a day, Do not remain in sweaty clothes for a longer time. Wear cotton clothes that are skin-friendly. Avoid wearing tight clothes.

4. Carry sanitary pads and tampons while traveling:

If you are out enjoying your vacation, be prepared for an unannounced period! Carry tampons and pads to change regularly which keeps you fresh and worry-free.

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When stepping out, carry your stash of tampons or sanitary pads. Image courtesy: Shutterstock

5. Rest enough:

Do not exert during periods. Take care of your body and use a hot compress to manage the cramping and abdominal pain.

6. Exercise without fail:

Do some light yoga, walking, or moderate cardio exercises. But, cut back on heavy weight-lifting exercises to avoid overexertion and tiredness during menses.

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Dr Pratima Thamke is a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist at the Motherhood Hospital, Kharghar ...Read More

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