How can using tampons cause toxic shock syndrome?
A tampon saturated with blood is a supportive place for rapid growth of bacteria. It also seems to matter what the tampon is made of. Polyester foam provides a better environment for the growth of bacteria than either cotton or rayon fibers. In cases from menstrual sponges, diaphragms, and cervical caps, either the device had been in the vagina for a long time -- more than 30 hours -- or, in the case of the sponge, pieces of the sponge remained in the vagina.
Tampons are arguably the most popular menstrual product out there, but as we’ve already learned, popular doesn’t always equal “healthy” and “good.”Even though they are highly recommended by doctors everywhere, tampons can still have some negative side effects that you probably either never knew about, or chose not to think about.I can’t blame you! Tampons are easy to use, they’re convenient, and they keep your period blood from escaping.
They ensure limited contact with your menstruating vagina, they let you run around in bathing suits and short-shorts without fear of a leak (well, sometimes), and they are relatively painless.Why would you want to find something wrong with them?Check out these healthier, organic alternatives to whats on the shelves. Catch these items while they are on sale!