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Is it ok to use a tampon when you don't have your period?


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December 19, 2014 12:43AM

No, you should never use tampons when not menstruating.

Tampons have multiple negative effects on vaginal health and hygiene, one includes drying out vaginal tissues which results in splitting and ulceration in the vaginal walls. As well as uncomfortable these splits give bacterial toxins responsible for Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) direct access to your bloodstream so significantly increases TSS risk. Even using too high an absorbency on your period can increase TSS risks by around 33%, so using tampons when not menstruating is a big no-no.

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April 15, 2011 11:59AM

No, definitely not. Tampon packets always say that you should never use a tampon when you don't have your period because your chances of TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) will be increased.