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Are Tampons Safe?

By July 23, 2008

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Women have used tampons of various types for thousands of years and for just as long there has been debate about the safety of using them. Discover the truth about tampons and decide for yourself if they are the right menstrual hygiene product for your monthly period.

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Comments
April 22, 2007 at 2:50 pm
(1) April Cantley says:

The real facts about tampon use and TSS:

Fact #1: The amount of time it takes to get TSS depends on individual
circumstances.

For example — a woman who’s experiencing an extremely heavy flow can saturate the tampon in less than 4-6
hours — and since TSS is caused by the fluid being held inside the body and against the vaginal walls for the body to re-absorb the toxins, it’s not always safe for all women to wear tampons for a full 4-6 hours.

If a woman is experiencing heavy flow it may take much less time than 4-6 hours for the tampon to become saturated.

Fact #2: TSS is often misdiagnosed as the flu, etc. In-fact TSS is one of the most misdiagnosed illnesses, as more woman get it, but the doctors miss it.

Fact #3: Many woman have admitted to going to bed at night with a tampon just to save their clothes, linens and furniture from being soiled with menstrual fluid. This is dangerous during times of heavy flow, and should not be done.

As an independent inventor — with a patent for a new feminine hygiene product — I’ve done years of study and research relating to excess soiling of menstrual fluid not contained in the pad that causes soiled/stained clothes, linens and furniture.

During my research I’ve been able to speak with many doctors, who all agree that TSS is a risk for any woman who wears a tampon to bed, and especially those with heavy flow.

Hopefully soon you’ll see my product in stores.

It’s designed to me used with a pad as an alternative to a tampon.
It’s a small soft cloth that is never inserted into the body and will not cause TSS — but will prevent soiling of clothes, linens and furniture — and hopefully saves a few lives.

April 27, 2009 at 12:22 pm
(2) jenna says:

I quit using tampons some time ago once I realized just how many health risks they pose. I came across something called Winalite
they are sanitary napkins that have no chemicals or synthetic materials. They are made of cotton and thin silk for really nice comfort. They are not bulky but offer ultimate leakage protection. I recommend checking out the site it has great information it is worth it to know what we are putting in or around our bodies.

April 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm
(3) jenna says:

I quit using tampons some time ago when I realized how many health risks they pose. I came across something called Winalite
they have no chemicals or synthetic materials. They are made of cotton and thin silk for really nice comfort. They are not bulky but still offer great leakage protection. I recommend at least checking out the site it has some great information. We should be concerned with what goes in or around our bodies.

November 5, 2011 at 7:01 pm
(4) a4513111 says:

I’ve said that least 4513111 times. The problem this like that is they are just too compilcated for the average bird, if you know what I mean

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