It is advisable to take medication before or after your period, but not during. Vaginal yeast infections often clear up by themselves, especially when menstruation begins. Menstrual blood raises the vaginal pH, causing the number of yeast cells to decrease because they can't grow in the flora present during menstruation.
Tampons are not dangerous, and they definitely won't get lost inside your vagina. Most women do have a little difficulty getting them out, but with a change in position and a little relaxation, tampons can be removed easily. You might, however, forget a tampon inside your vagina, but you certainly won't lose it in there. The vagina is like a tube sock. The cervix is at the deep end. It only has a tiny opening for blood and semen, and cannot be easily forced open. Tampons have not been shown to cause such damage to the vagina or cervix.
Infections like Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) should be your real concern. TSS is caused by toxin-producing bacteria called
, which grows perfectly in a filthy environment such as your vagina when an overused tampon is left there for too long. Therefore, you must not ever forget a tampon inside your vagina for long. One who has acquired TSS displays a sudden onset of fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle aches and a rash which rapidly progresses to severely low blood pressure and ultimately, shock. But TSS is a rare condition, and tampons are not the sole cause of it. However, to prevent getting TSS or any kind of vaginal infection, make sure you change tampons every 4 to 8 hours. Or best, just use a sanitary pad.
Additionally, it is recommended to supplement tampon usage with the right Feminine Hygiene Wash to avoid infections.
Staphylococcus is a genus of round, parasitic bacteria, commonly found in air and water and on the skin and upper part of the human pharynx. These bacteria are known to cause pneumonia and septicaemia, as well as boils and kidney and wound infections. Two common species of Staphylococcus include Staphylococcus aureus, which is commonly responsible for skin infections, and Staphylococcus epidermis, which does not normally cause infection. Staphylococcus aureus is found on the skin and in the nostrils of many healthy individuals. These bacteria often give rise to minor superficial diseases, including the formation of pustules or boils in hair follicles. Staphylococcus aureus infections are characterized by the presence of pus and formation of abscesses (a localized collection of pus surrounded by infected tissue). Other major diseases caused by these bacteria also include, wound and burn infections, breast abscesses, bronchopneumonia, food poisoning, and the life-threatening "flesh-eating bacteria".
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