How to reduce the risk of toxic shock?
In order to avoid being affected by this infection, there are some tips to follow. One of the most important things is not to wear a periodical protection such as a tampon or a sanitary napkin for longer than the recommended time. In general, a tampon can be worn for 4 to 6 hours, depending on whether your flow is light, medium or heavy. The same is true for a menstrual cup, a disposable or washable sanitary napkin or even a menstrual panty. Although reusable protection is less dangerous to health, it is recommended to change protection regularly. The most important thing to know is that blood should not remain in the vagina for too long, but should be drained off.
Finally, it is not recommended to sleep with a tampon or menstrual cup. The reason? The possibility of blood stagnating for more than 6 hours. It is therefore advisable to sleep with a reusable sanitary napkin or menstrual knickers. This will also be much more comfortable.