You can take the following hygiene measures during menstruation:

  • Take a bath or shower at least once a day.
  • Use clean undergarments and change them regularly.
  • Change pads or tampons regularly.

Illustration of bathing regularly, wearing clean clothes, change pads or tampons at least once every six hours - Menstrupedia

  • Wash the genital area with plain water (no soap) after each use of toilet and even after urination.
  • Keep the area between the legs dry, otherwise you may experience chafing.
  • It is very important to remember that vagina has its own self cleaning mechanism and an external cleaning agent like deodorant or soap should not be used inside it.

Illustration of washing the genital region with plain water, keeping the groin area dry, Do not use deodorants or cleaning agents in the vagina - Menstrupedia
  1. unicef, Indian ministry of rural development(2008), Sharing simple facts: A guidance book on menstrual hygiene management