How to safely put on a tampon (and what care to take)
Tampones such as OB and Tampax are an excellent solution for women to go to the beach, the pool or to exercise during menstruation.
To use the tampon in a safe way and avoid the development of vaginal infections, it is essential to keep your hands clean while introducing or removing it and having the care to change it every 4 hours, even if the menstrual flow is occasionally.
In addition, in order not to contract any vaginal infection, which causes symptoms such as comezón, burning and reddening flujo, it is important to choose the appropriate size of the tampon for the type of menstrual flow, how much more intense the flow is, but it should be the tampon. Another way to prevent infections is to avoid using the tampon every day, because the heat and the internal humidity of the vagina increase this risk.
How to correctly place a tampon
To place the tampon correctly without regrets:
- Unroll the tampon cord and stretch it;
- Place the index finger on the base of the tampon;
- Separating the lips from the vagina with the free hand;
- Gently push the tampon inside the vagina, towards the back, because the vagina is tilted back and it is easier to introduce.
To help put the tampon on, the woman can be standing with a leg supported in a higher place, such as a bench or sitting in an odorless one with the legs open and the rodillas bien seperate.
Another option for tampon is: menstrual cup, which can be used to contain menstruation, and wash and reuse.
Important precautions when using tampons
The fundamental precautions to use son:
- Always wash your hands before inserting and removing the tampon;
- Use a daily protector, for example, to avoid soaking the intimate clothes in cases of small bleeding.
The tampon can be used by all healthy women and also by teenagers who are still virgins, it is recommended in this case to put the tampon very slowly and always use the small tampon to avoid breaking the hymen. However, despite these precautions, it could break apart, unless a compliant hymen is found. Know who is complacent hymen.
Risks of using tampons
When used correctly, the tampon is safe and does not cause any harm to health, being a hygienic way to control menstruation. In addition, in the case of skin, it allows the use of any clothing without ensuciarse, and also reduces the unpleasant odor of menstruation.
However, to use the tampon safely, it is essential to change it every 4 hours, even if the flujo is small. It should never be used for more than 8 consecutive hours, especially in very hot countries like Brazil to avoid infections, in addition, sleeping with a tampon is not recommended.
The use of tampon is contraindicated when the woman has a vaginal infection because it can worsen the situation, and also in the first 60 days after childbirth, because it is necessary to constantly control the color, texture and smell of bleeding after childbirth. Know more about this situation.
Warning signs to go to the doctor
When using tampons, special attention should be paid to symptoms such as:
- High fever that comes on suddenly;
- Pain in the body and pain in the head without the flu;
- Diarrhea and vomiting;
- Changes in the skin similar to a sunburn throughout the body.
These signs can indicate toxic shock syndrome, which is a very serious infection caused by the inappropriate use of the tampon due to the proliferation of bacteria in the vagina that spread in blood, and can affect the kidneys and the liver, potentially being mortal.
In this way, if you present some of these symptoms, it is necessary to immediately remove the tampon and go to the hospital to carry out tests and start the appropriate treatment, which normally involves intravenous antibiotics for at least 10 days.
See other care that must be taken with intimate female health.
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