Natural Feminine Products Ormond Beach FL

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.

Thomas Francis Green, MD
(816) 478-0220
565 Memorial Cir
Ormond Beach, FL
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Obstetrics & Gynecology
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Medical School: Creighton Univ Sch Of Med, Omaha Ne 68178
Graduation Year: 1974

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Charles Stein, MD
(386) 255-3696
873 Sterthaus Ave Ste 206
Ormond Beach, FL
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Medical School: Univ Auto De Guadalajara, Fac De Med, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Graduation Year: 1978

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Thomas Lee Green, MD
(270) 753-9300
565 Memorial Cir
Ormond Beach, FL
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Medical School: Univ Of Ky Coll Of Med, Lexington Ky 40536
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Hansaben Parikh, MD
598 Sterthaus Ave
Ormond Beach, FL
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Medical School: Med Coll, Baroda Univ, Baroda, Gujarat, India
Graduation Year: 1962

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David Zachary Kitay, MD
(386) 257-1700
113 Willow Bend Ln
Ormond Beach, FL
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Medical School: New York Univ Sch Of Med, New York Ny 10016
Graduation Year: 1963

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David L Simes, MD FACS
(904) 672-6935
105 N Saint Andrews Dr
Ormond Beach, FL
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Medical School: Pennsylvania
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Dr.Irwin Landau
(386) 672-0444
1200 W Granada Blvd # 6
Ormond Beach, FL
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Medical School: Univ Central Del Este (Uce), Esc De Med
Year of Graduation: 1979
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Irwin Eli Landau, MD
(386) 672-0444
1450 W Granada Blvd
Ormond Beach, FL
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Medical School: Univ Central Del Este (Uce), Esc De Med, San Pedro De MacOris
Graduation Year: 1979

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Maria Isabel Lopez, MD
(305) 310-8578
112 Black Hickory Way
Ormond Beach, FL
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Medical School: Univ Of Ks Sch Of Med, Kansas City Ks 66103
Graduation Year: 1989

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(386) 252-4701
1890 Lpga Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL
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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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