Kiss FM radio presenter Adelle Onyango has revealed that placing hot water bottle over her tummy is one of her two secrets of easing monthly period pains.
Her other secret to relieving menstrual cramps is Buscopan medicine.
“What is my period cramps remedy? Well, if they are not so bad, I tuck my hot water bottle over my tummy all night. If they are really bad, then the Buscopan Plus is bae,” she wrote on social media Thursday.
According to scientists, placing something warm on the skin can alleviate abdominal pain – such as that caused by cystitis or menstrual cramps – in a similar way to painkillers for up to an hour.
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