1) Keep separate underwear for your period: keeping separate underwear for use during the period is advisable. If stained, wash and disinfect it immediately. Walking in stained underwear is not hygienic. When you go out, keep an extra pair handy, just in case you need it.
2) Change napkin every 4-5 hours: when released from the body, menstrual blood attracts various organisms that multiply in the heat of the blood, causing irritation, rashes or infections of the urinary tract. Changing the napkin or tampons frequently curbs the opportunities.
3) Wash whenever you use the toilet: the vagina’s outer skin has folds that can cause accumulation of blood to cause bad odor. Wash at regular intervals. It is also important to wash the right way. Wash from vagina to anus not the other way around as it may result in bacteria being transmitted. Also, while every day using vaginal hygiene products is a good idea, it is possible to turn things around using these products during menses.
4) Discard sanitary napkins properly: wrap sanitary napkins properly before discarding them so that they do not spread bacteria and infections. Do not flush them as it blocks the toilet that causes the water to back up, spreading the bacteria all over it.
5) Use one sanitation method: while during periods some people are pairing sanitary pads with cloth, tampons, or other pads, it’s a bad idea. It’s a better option to change regularly. Multiple tampons / pads may result in rashes and infections. -News18