No doubt Tampons are our first choice to stay comfortable during periods. Not only it allows you to carry your daily routine without break but also confirm no leakage.
But are aware of the various concerns floating over the web regarding Tampons 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.
Tampon does make our life easy:
- 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.
Here are 6 basic rule of tampon usage to use them safely.
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.
4 HOUR CHANGE – Change your tampon every 4-5 hours, it should not be left for longer 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 – Make sure to change your tampon after you take a dump, even if it’s been less than 4 hours. Feces can contaminate the string and expose your vagina to potential infections.
AVOID ULTRA ABSORBENT TAMPON – As a norm, with or without heavy flow; avoid using ultra absorbent tampons. Excess absorbent tampon can increase your risk of vaginal dryness as it will absorb 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.