The average age of onset of the first menstruation of girls is 12 years, at that age they are still very young girls and those first months are very uncomfortable and annoying to wear for a mind as immature as that of a 12-year-old girl. Therefore, hygiene during that period must be extreme. It is n
The average age of onset of the first menstruation of girls is 12 years, at that age they are still very young girls and those first months are very uncomfortable and annoying to wear for a mind as immature as that of a 12-year-old girl.
Therefore, hygiene during that period must be extreme. It is necessary to try to make girls aware of the importance of taking care of themselves from that moment, and to offer the alternatives of absorption of menstruation most appropriate for each age.
The toxic shock syndrome is an unlikely disease that can appear with the use of tampons, but that should be known to prevent it.
Toxic shock syndrome in girls
It is common for girls to feel that new changes in their bodies complicate their lives; from now on they have to be aware of when the period will come, and of taking absorbers so that they will not be caught by surprise. Therefore, one of the most used methods are tampons. More comfortable than the compresses, they allow greater mobility, and can even bathe in the pools. However, the toxic shock syndrome
is a disease that is linked to its use. It is true that not only appears with the use of tampons, but also can affect people with other types of conditions
such as pneumonia, septicemia or any open wound susceptible to infection , but 50% of cases are associated with them or contraceptive methods such as the absorb absorbent sponge or the diaphragm. Toxic shock syndrome orTSS is a
severe, uncommon infection caus, caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus a (often called Staphylococcus) and Streptococcus pyogenes (often called Streptococcus), and most the cases are related to the staphylococcal bacteria.The first symptoms are sudden fever, feeling faint, headaches, vomiting, confusion, muscle aches or diarrhea. If the girl has any of these symptoms, it is vital to take her as soon as possible to the doctor to quickly stop the infection, since, although it is cured with antibiotics, it can be fatal if it is not treated. It has been observed that it usually appears in cases where tampons are used for too long or with an absorption higher than recommended. So, we must explain to the girl that it is best to prevent and that we can avoid a possible infection if we are careful with intimate hygiene
from now on. How to prevent toxic shock syndrome - Wash hands well before and after tampons are placed.
- Always use a lower absorbency. - In the last days better to use another alternative to tampons such as
compresses . - Use the menstrual cup, instead of tampons. - Do not store tampons in places with heat
like the bathroom, as bacteria proliferate more.
- If you have already had TSS, you can not use tampons again.