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4 Reasons Why You Are Getting Frequent Period Rashes

Are you getting period rashes frequently? Here's what's possibly going wrong
Published -11 Jun 2022, 09:00 ISTUpdated -11 Jun 2022, 09:09 IST
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Are you grtting period rashes frequently? Here is what might be going wrong.

As if menstrual pain wasn’t enough, period rashes make it even more difficult to get through the day. 

Rashes don't necessarily indicate that something is wrong down there, but these are mostly caused due to the wrong usage of sanitary pads. If you suffer from frequent period rashes, the following may be the causes :

Fragrant Pads

fragrant pads for periods

If you have sensitive skin, you should avoid sanitary pads with added fragrances. The chemicals used in these pads can irritate the skin, causing rashes. Instead of that, you should opt for unscented sanitary pads or consider alternatives like menstrual cups or tampons.

Plastic Top Sheet On Pads

Because the top sheet of your sanitary pad is in direct touch with your skin, make sure that it is made of a soft, breathable material. If not, it can cause rashes which you don’t want.

Prolonged Use Of Pads

Prolonged Use of Pads

Using the same pad for a long time can also cause you unwanted rashes. That is why it is necessary to change the pads at regular intervals. Overused pads can also contribute to the vaginal infection.

Tight Panties

Period rashes can also be caused by wearing panties that are too tight. Additionally, panties that are made of synthetic material can also be the cause of it. You should wear panties made with cotton material, especially during periods, as it allows your skin to breathe.

Some Tips That Can Help You Prevent Period Rashes:

Some Tips That Can Help You Prevent Period Rashes

  • Because sanitary pads are the primary source of the problem, you may want to consider cotton pads or other pad alternatives. There are many alternatives that you can use, such as menstrual cups, tampons, and so on.
  • Keep changing your pads after 6-8 hours because using them for a longer time can cause rashes.
  • You should take care of your vaginal health, especially during periods.  Wash your vaginal area with warm water. This will help in getting rid of the infection-causing bacteria. 
  • Seek medical help if the rash stays for long and causes you a lot of pain.

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