Nikhat Shaikh
by on January 17, 2023

Rashes due to pads are common, especially during summer but can occur in any season. It happens due to sweating and the friction between the pad and your skin. In the worst cases, period rashes can lead to itching in the vaginal region. That's why girls have to focus on intimate hygiene. Unfortunately, it's a fear that most women experience at some point in their lives. There are several ways you could treat the period rash and here are 5 ways that you can try for yourself. 

  • Wear the Right Underwear

To manage period rashes and reduce them, you need to wear the right underwear. It's recommended to have cotton underwear or special period underwear. 

Both come with proper ventilation facilities to allow your skin to breathe and avoid sweating. This will remove the probability of rashes. In addition, period underwear comes with multiple layers which helps in preventing leakage. 

You also have to wear loose leggings and jeans because they can protect your skin from rashes due to proper airflow. 

  • Get the Right Pads

If you get the wrong pads, it's common to get rashes. But it doesn't have to be that way. If you get the right pad, your rashes should completely disappear. 

The best way to do this is carefully choose your pads based on the type of skin type you have and how sensitive it is. It also helps to pick a more natural material for the inner fabric, such as organic cotton. 

Choosing organic cotton over synthetic fabrics because it prevents mildew and battles bacteria better than synthetic fabrics do. They are free of dyes and harmful adhesives so you don't have to worry about any infection. 

Make sure the pads you pick are of high absorbing capacity and softer outer layer. 

  • Utilize Menstrual Cups

Menstrual cups are a great alternative to sanitary pads. They are capable of holding more blood and the best part is of their eco-friendly and bio-degradable nature. 

  • Use Creams

Once you develop the rashes, the most convenient to deal with them is using a soothing cream. Ensure that the cream you pick contains calamine because it can help to avoid discomfort and cure itching. 

You can also consult with your gynaecologist to know about the suitable cream for your vagina. 

  • Practice Intimate Hygiene

Poor intimate hygiene can make the room for bacteria and germs to grow. As a result, you may have to suffer from period rashes. 

Thus, practicing intimate hygiene is essential to avoid rashes and vaginal infections. The mucous membranes of the genital area get irritated easily, but it's also normal to wash there frequently. 

Sometimes you may need to change the way you clean your genitals depending on the cause of this irritation. You can use unscented soaps and water but not let them go inside the vagina. 


We hope the next time you find yourself with some bright red embarrassing patches, you'll be able to make use of at least one (if not more!) of these five ways. No more need for red-faced suffering! 

If the itching is truly unbearable, speak to your doctor about the different medication treatments that would be right for you, and pick one that will work best with your schedule, too. And never forget to focus on intimate hygiene. Take care of yourself!

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