#HLWDK Daily Health Tips: Tampon Use


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Q: Please Dr. Help me out. I am addicted to using tampons instead of sanitary pads, how dangerous is this for me? Thank you and God bless your work.

A Hi dear. Thanks for writing in. I can understand your ‘addiction’ as tampons are convenient to use. The focus should be on using them right. Tampons are products like sanitary pads used to absorb menstrual flow. A tampon is cylindrical in shape and has a string at one end that can be used to pull the tampon out. Sometimes, this string may go inside your body but you can usually feel the tampon and pull it out.

There is a dangerous infection that can occur in females who use tampons. It’s called Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). It is not caused by tampons but because tampons in the vagina create a perfect environment for bacteria (staphylococcus aureus in this case) to…

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