If you experience these symptoms while using a tampon, remove the tampon immediately and go to your hospital’s emergency department. To avoid TSS, use a tampon with the right absorbency for your flow – and switch to lighter tampons on lighter days. Remember to change tampons regularly, and be sure to remove the last tampon when your period is over.
With so many menstrual products available, how do you choose?
Many women use a combination of products – tampons or a cup and pads, pads at night time, different sizes of pads and/or tampons during different phases of their period and during different activities. Some younger women might want to get used to having their period, and having a chance to explore their bodies, before trying a tampon. You are the expert on your body and your comfort levels. Find out what works for you, and then keep a supply on-hand – at home as well as in a purse or bag that you take with you regularly.