Well… this is one hell of a news! And, so it had to be discussed on TTG!
The ugly truth about Tampons!
The women in the west find tampons their best friend. Its like they are there but not really present.
But model Lauren Wasser has a different story to tell. She had suffered the loss of one leg and recently her second leg had to be amputated as well.
Lauren has had a harrowing brush with Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS). TSS is a bacterial infection that happens with the prolonged use of tampons. The usage is more than 8-12 hours. This leads to a toxin being produced in the body that leads to the failure of vital organs.
Sending all the strength to Lauren.
So What precautions should we take?
♡ Change the tampons every 4-8 hours.
♡ Use tampons that have comparatively less absorption rate.
♡ Try to use more pads
♡ Juggle between pads and tampons.
♡ No abuse of tampons should happen. Leave them in your body only during your period.
Symptoms to look out for:
♡ Feeling sick
♡ Fever, Chill
♡ Muscle ache
♡ Nausea, vomiting
♡ Red rash that looks like sunburn and peels after 1-2 weeks
♡ Not feeling well after using a tampon
Let us be much more aware ladies and careful too.