I wore a light flow tampon and I only had to wear one a day because when I would go to change it there would be little to no blood on there so I wouldn't put another one in until I would wipe and there was blood. This lasted 3 days, and has never happened to me before!
Please re-evaluate your practice of leaving the tampon inside you all day and changing it only once a day. Read below to learn why.
What is TSS?
You've probably heard of this disease before, and how it may be connected to tampon use. TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome) is an infection that is very rare, but potentially dangerous. TSS can affect anyone, male or female. However, it occurs most frequently in young women who wear tampons. You will probably never get TSS, but it's good to know what the symptoms are and how to avoid putting yourself at risk.
Tampons themselves do not cause TSS. TSS is caused by bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus. When a tampon is left inside your vagina for too long, it creates a perfect environment for different types of bacteria, including Staphylococcus aureus, to grow. To avoid developing TSS, follow these guidelines when using tampons:
* Change your tampons at least every 4-8 hours or more often if necessary.