Natural Feminine Products Myrtle Beach SC

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.

Tracy Dawn Nelson, MD
(843) 449-5848
4615 Oleander Dr Ste 201A
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Yale Univ Sch Of Med, New Haven Ct 06510
Graduation Year: 1990

Data Provided by:
Gayle Ann Richmond, MD
(843) 527-4343
4017 Highway 17
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Med Univ Of Sc Coll Of Med, Charleston Sc 29425
Graduation Year: 1983

Data Provided by:
Valerie Annick LaSry
(843) 651-6525
4017 Highway 17
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Cynthia Givens Bindner
(843) 651-6525
4017 Highway 17 Bypass
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Lisa Renee Maselli
(843) 651-6525
4017 Hwy 17 Bypass
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Angelo Joseph Villani Jr, MD
(843) 449-5293
923 Medicine Plaza 82nd Avenue North
Myrtle Beach, SC
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Va Commonwealth Univ, Med Coll Of Va Sch Of Med, Richmond Va 23298
Graduation Year: 1967

Data Provided by:
Dr.Christine Gerber
(843) 651-6525
4017 Highway 17 # 100
Murrells Inlet, SC
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Jefferson Med Coll-Thos Jefferson Univ
Year of Graduation: 1988
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Waccamaw Community Or Georgetown Memorial Hospital
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
3.6, out of 5 based on 20, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Gayle Serafini Richmond
(843) 651-6525
4017 Highway 17 Bypass
Murrells Inlet, SC
Specialty
Obstetrics & Gynecology

Data Provided by:
Dr.Valerie Lasry
(843) 651-6525
4017 Highway 17 # 100
Murrells Inlet, SC
Gender
F
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Waccamaw Community Hospital Or Georgetown Memorial
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
2.1, out of 5 based on 9, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Dr.Lisa R. Maselli
(843) 651-6525
4017 Highway 17 # 100
Murrells Inlet, SC
Gender
F
Education
Medical School: Marshall Univ Sch Of Med
Year of Graduation: 1996
Speciality
Gynecologist (OBGYN)
General Information
Hospital: Georgetown Memorial
Accepting New Patients: Yes
RateMD Rating
4.0, out of 5 based on 7, reviews.

Data Provided by:
Data Provided by:

Natural Beauty - Protecting Yourself from Feminine Protection

Provided by: 

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.

Are...

Copyright 1999-2009 Natural Solutions: Vibrant Health, Balanced Living/Alternative Medicine/InnoVisi...