My girl friend says that she wears her tampons for a week at a time, I thought that they were supposed to changed them every few hours, and I am just woundering if I should be concerned for her, or can they wear them for a week at a time? I don't want to sound stupid but I just don't want anything bad to happen to her.
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That's insanity, and no, not healthy. She's putting herself at a massive risk of TSS and bacterial infections. The rank smell that's going to be going on after a day or two alone should be a big giveaway to her that that's not smart.
She needs to change tampons, if she's going to use them, every few hours as you suspect. She can read the side of any box to inform her of that.
If she has trouble affording tampons, wants something she can use for a few more hours than tampons, she can look into a Divacup. That's going to cost her a lot less, but she still will need to change it a couple times daily.
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