Etiquettes of Sanitary Napkins

An estimation that around 47% of women face pad rashes during the menstruation cycle. Menstruation cycle is a silent problem as women feel shy to discuss the issues she experiences during the menstruation cycle. It gives rise to many vaginal diseases, which have a massive impact on women’s health. It can be eliminate by following a few sanitary napkins etiquettes during periods that will save women from deadly diseases.

Choose your sanitary napkin wisely:

It is crucial to select a sanitary pad that suits your skin of the vaginal part and flow during the menstruation cycle. There are many types of sanitary pads available in shops, such as wings or no wings pad, night pad, cloth pad, and so on. Select the one in which you feel comfortable and fresh during periods. Avoid wearing two pads to increase the risk of skin rash and irritation during the menstruation cycle.

Change your Sanitary Napkins frequently:

Every gynecologist advised to change your sanitary napkins during menstruation cycle. Especially in the first two days when the flow is heavier. Menstrual blood already consists of many bacteria, leaving it contaminated. Blood collected on the sanitary napkin, making the pad unhygienic. Wearing such unhygienic pads will result in pad rashes, urinary tract infections, and vaginal diseases. It is ideal for changing pads every 3 to 4 hours during heavy flow. Likewise not using pads more than eight hours during medium or low flow.  

Don’t flush or throw the used sanitary napkin in the drain:

Nowadays, sanitary napkins are made of plastics for better absorbency of the menstrual flow. It is estimate that one Sanitary Pad takes around 500 to 800 years to decompose. Disposing the used sanitary napkins by flushing or throwing them in the drain will harm the marine environment. That is why women are now opting for green menstruation to save the environment and have a healthy menstruation cycle. Women should use reusable sanitary napkins or Menstrual cups to reduce menstrual waste and protect the environment from harmful diseases.

Avoid disposing of the sanitary napkin in household waste:

A rule is made to dispose of dry waste and wet waste separately. Women are unaware of it and hence throw their Sanitary Napkin in the same bin during Menstruation cycle. Garbage pickers collect the trash and separate those waste with bare hands, thus exposing themselves to various diseases such as HIV. Women should throw the used sanitary pad by wrapping them into a newspaper or tissue paper and then disposing of them in a separate dustbin and should not mix with the household waste.

Don’t burn the sanitary napkin in open spaces:

Many women find it appropriate to burn the sanitary napkin in open spaces rather than disposing of it in the dustbin. Sanitary napkin becomes contaminated after use, and it is made of plastic material, which both gets mix when burned in open spaces. The fumes and smells released while burning will create environmental and health hazards. The best alternative is to incinerate the used sanitary napkins. Women can directly put the used sanitary napkin in an incinerator, and it will burn the sanitary napkin inside the machine. It is the best option to dispose of the used sanitary napkin in an eco-friendly way.

Every woman should follow the above etiquette of sanitary napkin to save the environment and women from exposing themselves to various diseases during the menstruation cycle. 

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