WHAT IS A TAMPON?
A tampon is a feminine hygiene product designed to absorb the menstrual flow by insertion into the vagina during menstruation. Once inserted correctly a tampon is held in place by the vagina and expands as it soaks up menstrual blood. The majority of tampons sold are made of rayon, or a blend of rayon and cotton. Tampons are available in several absorbency ratings. – WIKIPEDIA
Tampons have become our first choice to stay comfortable during periods.
- Manufacturing Process
- Is it Painful?
- Pros of Using Tampon
- Rules of Using Tampon
TAMPON MANUFACTURING PROCESS
Many Tampon content aren’t completely regulated as they should be. Tampon if not handled well might become a cause for TSS [Toxic Shock Syndrome]. It is more common among young women and women who have decreased immune function.
TSS is a very serious blood infection caused by an infection of either Staphylococcus aureus or Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria. These bacteria already live on the surface of your skin, and they protect your skin from other infections. TSS can spread quickly and even result in death.
IS IT PAINFUL?
Well initially, for the first timers it might be slight painful or uncomfortable as you are nervous and new to the process of using a tampon.
Read well the instructions provided along with the tampon, relax your body and take a deep breath. This will help relax your muscles and the process will be much easy.
You will know its well inserted when there is absolutely no discomfort in sitting and walking.
PROS OF USING TAMPON
- No Leakage
- Don’t show under Tight Pants
- Doesn’t interrupt swimming
In general, tampons are very safe, only if it’s imperative that they are used properly.
RULES OF USING TAMPON
FDA – Make sure to pick the one which is FDA [Food and Drug Administration] approved.
HYGIENE – Use tampon with clean hand to avoid transfer of bacteria.
DON’T USE IT FOR LONG – Change your tampon every 4-5 hours. If left for longer hours, it can lead to bacterial infection as well as TSS. If you experience heavy flow, change your tampon immediately.
#do not use a Tampon while you sleep to make sure you do not exceed the time frame
CHANGE AFTER BOWEL – Change your tampons after you take a dump, even if it’s been less than an hours. Feces can contaminate the string and expose your vagina to potential infections.
AVOID ULTRA ABSORBENT TAMPON – As a norm, avoid using ultra absorbent tampons. As it can increase your risk of vaginal dryness by absorbing the normal protective lubrication of the vagina and also increase risk of TSS.
NO PERIOD NO TAMPON – Do not use tampon, if you aren’t on your periods. Again leaving a tampon with no bleeding will absorb the normal protective lubrication of the vagina and also increase risk of TSS.
Follow the labelled instruction and maintain good hygiene to avoid all sorts of implications.