You can reduce the risk of developing TSS during your period by alternating tampons with feminine pads.
You can avoid any possible risk of getting tampon-associated TSS by not using tampons.Research suggests that use of some high absorbency tampons may increase the risk of TSS in menstruating women. You should select the minimum absorbency needed to control your flow to reduce the risk of developing TSS. You can also avoid increased risk of TSS by not using tampons.
Tampons are available in a range of absorbencies: Regular Absorbency (6-9 grams), Super Absorbency (9-12 grams) ,Super Plus Absorbency (12-15 grams) and Ultra Absorbency (15-18g). Each absorbency range represents the grams of fluid that can be absorbed by all manufacturers' tampons based on a standardized laboratory test. Use this information to compare the absorbency of o.b. tampons to other brands.
If you have had warning signs of TSS in the past, you should check with your doctor before using tampons again.
Consult your doctor if you have any questions about tampon use or TSS.