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On menstruation

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Is it okay to take medication for vaginal infections during my period?

It’s better if you just use medication before and after your period, not during. Vaginal yeast infections often clear up on their own without treatment, usually 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.

Are tampons dangerous?

Tampons are not dangerous, and they definitely won’t get lost inside your vagina. Tampons have not been shown to cause other damage to the vagina or cervix. Infections like the Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) should be the real concern. TSS is caused by a toxin-producing bacteria called Staphylococcus aureus, which grows perfectly in an environment such as your vagina with an overused tampon left there too long. Someone with TSS displays a sudden onset of fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhoea, 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.