TSS (Toxic Shock Syndrome)

This section contains important information regarding your health and wellbeing. Please read it carefully and retain for future reference if needed. Tampons are associated with Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), a rare but very serious condition that can be fatal if not treated. Read the below information carefully.

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Note: It is best not to use these or any tampons in the months after giving birth or if your doctor has advised against tampon use.  

A tampon is a sanitary product used when a woman is menstruating. The tampon is placed inside the vagina to absorb menstrual fluid during a period.

Our tampons are produced as non-applicator tampons and should be inserted with your fingers. It is common for women using tampons for the first time to need several attempts until it is inserted easily and comfortably. Always wash your hands before inserting a tampon. Making sure your body is relaxed, twist to open the protective wrap and gently insert the tampon into the vagina until it feels comfortable. The string should hang outside of your body. Never insert more than one tampon at a time. For safe and efficient removal, relax your body and gently pull on the withdrawal cord until the tampon is fully removed.

You should change your tampon every 4-6 hours, or more frequently if you feel it necessary. It is recommended that you alternate between tampons and sanitary towels occasionally during your period, using towels for overnight protection where possible. Only use tampons during menstruation, and ensure the removal of the last tampon once your menstruation has ended.

Although the intensity of your flow changes throughout your period, you should always use the lowest absorbency for the volume of your flow to make sure that you do not keep the tampon in for longer than necessary. switching to a lower absorbency on lighter days and changing regularly at all times decreases your risk of developing Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
Our available sizes are:
Regular (6-9g) for light to medium flow (2 drops)Super (9-12g) for medium to heavy flow (3 drops )Super Plus (12-15g) for heavy flow (4 drops)*Based on Syngina absorbency test from AHPMA standard procedures

Dispose of your tampons and wrappers in a waste bin. Do not flush tampons or wrappers down the toilet.

TSS is caused by toxins produced by staphylococcus aureus, a type of bacteria commonly found on the skin, inside the nose, and inside the vagina. These bacteria normally exist harmlessly on the body, but can invade the bloodstream and release poisonous toxins. The toxins also damage tissue, including skin and organs, and can disturb many vital organ functions. You can read more about TSS by visiting www.tssis.com.

Symptoms of TSS can include, but are not limited to:

  • A temperature of 39°C (102°F) or above
  • Fainting or dizziness
  • Erythema, a sunburn-like rash or redness of the eyes
  • Swollen palms and feet
  • Muscle aches
  • Headache
  • Vomiting or diarrhoea
  • Sore throat
  • Severe flu-like feelings
  • Badly smelling vaginal discharge when using tampons

Please note: Not all symptoms of TSS may occur simultaneously.

TSS is a medical emergency and can be fatal if not treated correctly. If you experience symptoms of TSS you should remove your tampon and consult a doctor urgently, making it known that a tampon has been used. If your doctor suspects you have TSS, you’ll be referred to hospital immediately and may be treated in an intensive care unit to fight the infection with antibiotics and support any functions of the body that have been affected.

Anyone can get TSS if they do not seek medical treatment in time – men, women and children. Menstrual TSS affects women using tampons. For more information about our sanitary protection products please contact us by email to hello@yoppie.com