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Tired of period rashes? Here are 5 simple ways to prevent them

Published on:27 October 2020, 14:16pm IST
Period rashes are a common but frustrating problem accompanying our menstrual cycle but you can avoid them with these 5 tricks.
Shreya Gupta
Yes, you can keep the period rashes at bay! Image courtesy: Pixabay
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Periods are undeniably annoying and what makes this monthly occurrence even more annoying? Period rash! But, there’s nothing to worry about. Periods come with a bunch of problems and rashes are one of the most common ones. There isn’t a single woman who hasn’t suffered from period rashes but the truth is that they’re very avoidable.

All you have to do is make a few changes! There are tips and tricks to minimise and prevent the development of period rashes. Here are five simple things you can do for a comfortable period:

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1. Consider the alternatives

Sanitary napkins are the main culprit behind the development of period rashes. So, switching to a brand that is made entirely of cotton can be a good choice. But, if you have already tried doing this and have not noticed any difference, you might want to replace sanitary napkins with other products such as tampons or a menstrual cup.

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2. Change your pad frequently

Are you guilty of wearing the same pad for an entire day? Please don’t do that! Wearing the same pad for a very long period is not only bad for your health but it also contributes to period rashes. So, changing your pad frequently should be your priority if you are aiming to get rid of rashes.

Also, read: 6 things you’re probably doing wrong on your period

3. Wear the right underwear

Make sure you are wearing cotton underwear during your periods. This makes sure that you are not sweating profusely and allows your skin to breathe. With proper ventilation and no moisture build-up, there’s a lesser chance of developing rashes down there.

4. Maintain proper hygiene

Washing the vaginal area with warm water every few hours is enough to get rid of the infection-causing bacteria. Maintaining proper hygiene during that time will not only keep you comfortable but also clean.

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5. Use talcum powder

Using a mild talcum powder such as a baby powder can decrease the risk of getting rashes by decreasing the friction. It also helps absorb any extra moisture and keeps the area dry. So, try using talcum powder down there to get rid of those painful rashes!

Try these tricks to keep period rashes at bay!

Shreya Gupta Shreya Gupta

Finding nirvana in good food, Shreya also loves reading books and is a die-hard Potterhead. Confident and motivated she's fun to be with. Plus food. Always.