Regularly changing sanitary napkins, choosing the right menstrual cups, not taking long baths are recommended safety measures for women in “red light days”.
Dr Diem Thi Thanh Thuy, Head of the Department of Voluntary Obstetrics and Gynecology, Hanoi Obstetrics and Gynecology Hospital, said the phenomenon of bleeding due to rupture of the uterine lining every month in women, called menstruation. Menstruation is not only blood but includes blood from the mucosa, uterine secretions … This suspension is not contaminated. However, this suspension becomes the ideal environment for bacteria to grow when exposed to the air, which can go back into a woman’s appendages and cause illness.
Many women do not have hygienic conditions during a red light day due to working conditions, lack of water, inadequate water supply or improper sanitation, leading to gynecological infections. Initially, there may appear inflammation of the vulva, vagina, spread to the cervix, fallopian tubes, thereby affecting the reproductive health of the woman in the future.
There are many feminine hygiene products such as tampons, tampons and menstrual cups … According to Dr. Thuy, each product has a different time of use, limiting bacteria growth. Tampons need to be changed every 3-4 hours, because this is the time when bacteria cannot multiply and develop. When changing and washing, do not rinse, spray water too deeply into the vagina and use a clean towel, dry, then freeze the new toilet. Wash your hands before changing the sanitary pad.
The tampon is placed in the vagina, has a very strong suction mechanism that makes many people feel dry, burning. Tampons should be changed after 4-6 hours, avoid using overnight or at bedtime, avoid prolonged use of gynecological infections.
Menstrual cups are suitable for people who have sex, do not dilate the vagina or drift back inside. When using, it is necessary to choose a cup that fits into the vagina so that the vaginal muscles tighten and hold the cup inside. One time using a cup for 6-12 hours, depending on how much or how little your period is. You should replace your menstrual cup every 12 hours or when it is full, preventing the risk of infection.
Take a bath and wash regularly during your period. Do not soak in the bath for too long to avoid bacteria getting into the vagina. Children who have just puberty, start to menstruate, adults need advice on suitable products and proper hygiene instructions.
If vaginal discharge occurs, an unpleasant odor, a bad smell, or menstrual blood has an unusual odor or has bad gas, it is a sign of gynecological infection. You should see a doctor to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.