Natural Feminine Products Holly Springs MS

Since about half of reported TSS cases occur in women using tampons, it's wise to choose menstrual products that are least likely to contribute to it. TSS, which is caused by bacterial toxins, is a rare but potentially fatal disease.

Dabney Jerome Hamner Jr, MD
(913) 342-4211
1400 Highway 4 East South
Holly Springs, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1988

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Dr.William Bush
(601) 664-0111
Ste 410, 1020 River Oaks Drive
Flowood, MS
Gender
M
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1985
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
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Hospital: Womens Hospital At River Oaks, Jackson, Ms
Accepting New Patients: Yes
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William Kenneth Sutherland, MD
(601) 939-7117
1020 River Oaks Dr
Jackson, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1970
Hospital
Hospital: Mississippi Baptist Health Sys, Jackson, Ms; River Oaks Hospital, Jackson, Ms
Group Practice: Bush Sutherland Ob Gyn

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Melissa Rae Williamson, MD
Jackson, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 2001

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DeSiree Granados
(662) 335-9291
302 Arnold Ave
Greenville, MS
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Rashad Nahum Ali, MD
(601) 426-6961
1420 Jefferson St
Laurel, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Internal Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1985
Hospital
Hospital: Wesley Med Ctr, Hattiesburg, Ms; South Central Reg Med Ctr, Laurel, Ms
Group Practice: Ob/Gyn Associates Of Laurel

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Rhonda Kaye Sullivan-Ford
(601) 936-1400
1020 River Oaks Dr
Jackson, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Anthony Eugene Daniels, MD
(662) 327-0569
203 S 12th Ave
Laurel, MS
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Family Medicine
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1983

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Wayne A Slocum
(662) 842-1161
1793 Cliff Gookin Blvd
Tupelo, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology

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Joseph Paul Vice, MD
21 Doctors Dr
Ocean Springs, MS
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Ms Sch Of Med, Jackson Ms 39216
Graduation Year: 1994

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By Anna Soref

For many women, choosing a monthly supply of menstrual products is a no-brainer—toss some tampons and pads into the shopping cart, and it’s on to the toothpaste aisle. But there may be more than meets the eye to these seemingly simple products.

Most conventional menstrual products contain synthetic fibers that may be a factor in toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Many of them also contain perfumes and other potentially harmful chemicals that may pose long-term health consequences. By learning how to choose these products carefully and use them properly, you can avoid health risks without sacrificing protection.

Ingredients matter

Of all the personal hygiene products, the tampon raises the most important health issues because it sits for hours surrounded by some of the female body’s most porous membranes. “The vagina absorbs quite readily,” says Dr. Philip M. Tierno, director of clinical microbiology and diagnostic immunology at New York University Medical Center. “When you put a chemical substance in the vagina, it’s in the bloodstream a half hour later.”

No wonder it’s important to know what’s in your tampons. And that should be as easy as reading the label, right? Well, not really. No one requires tampon manufacturers to list ingredients on their packages, so you need some savvy if you want to make wise choices.

Since about half of reported TSS cases occur in women using tampons, it’s wise to choose menstrual products that are least likely to contribute to it. TSS, which is caused by bacterial toxins, is a rare but potentially fatal disease. A lot of controversy exists over what it is about tampons that increases TSS risk, but two widely agreed-upon factors are the tampon’s absorbency and amount of time it is left in place. Another less clear factor may be the material from which the tampon is made. As a rule, most conventional tampons are made of rayon or a cotton/rayon blend. Rayon is a synthetic fiber made from wood pulp, and while it is more absorbent than cotton, Tierno claims it increases a woman’s risk of TSS. “Rayon provides a perfect chemical condition for production of staph [Staphylococcus aureus, the bacterium usually responsible for TSS],” says Tierno. And he asserts that not one case of TSS has resulted from a 100 percent cotton tampon.

Dioxin presents another reason to be concerned about the rayon or conventional cotton used in tampons. A byproduct from the chlorine used to bleach those fibers, dioxin is a probable carcinogen, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Until several years ago, conventional feminine protection manufacturers were using chlorine to bleach the wood pulp used in their products. Under pressure from the FDA, manufacturers abandoned this chlorine bleach and now use hydrogen peroxide or chlorine dioxide (a different agent from chlorine). But the FDA recently reported that traces of dioxin are still present in mainstream tampon products—even 100 percent cotton ones.

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