TAMPON + ALCOHOLPAD ROLLED IN A BAG
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PACKAGE LEAFLET

This leaflet contains health and usage information. Experienced users are recommended to read this thoroughly and carefully.

WARNING TSS (TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME)

TSS is an extremely toxic disease that can occur in men, women, and children. In rare cases, this bacterial infection may have fatal results if a doctor is not consulted in time.

About half of TSS cases occur in women and girls during their period. It is caused by toxins from certain bacteria, which are generally present in the human body. TSS can also occur before or after menstruation, even when tampons have not been used.

The symptoms may suddenly appear and develop quickly. The symptoms may include sudden high fever, dizziness, fainting, vomiting, diarrhoea, headache, throat ache, muscle ache, skin infection, and skin rash that looks like sunburn.

Early recognition of one or more of these symptoms is important. If you have these symptoms, take out your tampon as a preventive measure, immediately consult a doctor or a hospital and inform them that you are currently menstruating and possibly have TSS. If you have had TSS in the past, please consult your doctor before using tampons (again). TSS may occur again, even if you have not used any tampons.

PRODUCT COMPOSITION

The bag is made of bio-based PE, paper components are made of FSC MIX cardboard. The printing inks are Low Migration, meaning they are food-safe. The solvent acrylic glue strips come from thin PP backing. The prep pads consist of a paper bag with silver foil on the inside, with a 70% isoporpyl-alcohol soaked non-woven tissue inside.

PRODUCT INSTRUCTIONS (A,B,C,D)

First, clean your hands. If you have no water and soap, you can sterilise your hands with the accompanying alcohol prep pad. Open the roll by pulling the flap from the plastic. The tampon and prep pad roll out and stay stuck to the bag. The bag is easily held open by holding the stiff folded edge in the palm of your hand, between your thumb and middle finger. Pinch the flap between your index and middle finger. You also can put the flap backwards to stick the bag to the wall and have both your hands free. Use the prep pad when you sterilise your fingers. Wait for your fingers to dry before you change the tampon.  You can use the bag to dispose the used tampon and other waste. Throw the full bag into the designated rubbish bin. You can also take the full bag with you to throw it away elsewhere. Close the hard edge with the sticking flap.

WASTE

Used tampons are not allowed to be used in compost, but are thrown away with household waste, which is always burned at incineration plants. Never flush a use tampon down the toilet.

The STANDARD TAMPON PRODUCT is comprised of natural cellulose fibres, (viscose). The non-woven cover ensures a soft sensation, which eases insertion and removal. This will also ensure that the tampon will not get fluffy.

EFFECT

After insertion, the tampon will slowly and naturally expand and protect you from leaking. Tampons are fitting for all women, insertion and removal will not damage the hymen. Start with the smallest size for the first period. Before you start using it, you should be familiar with your body.

USAGE

Only use tampons during menstruation, not before or after. Adapt the time you use a single tampon to your flow. Ensure that you choose a fitting tampon with the minimum possible absorption. A fitting size depends on the level of blood loss during menstruation and body type. This is different for every woman. Never insert a tampon as a preventive measure and only use a tampon for menstruation. Never use more than one tampon at once. Do not forget to remove your last tampon at the end of your period.

CHANGING

Regularly change your tampon, during the day every 4 hours, and then every 8 hours between sleeping and the moment you wake up. You can rely on the same absorption at night, as you get during the day. Change according to the instructions in this leaflet. Position for changing: sitting on the toilet, standing with 1 foot on the toilet seat, or wide-legged with knees bent. Ensure that your fingers are clean for changing, both before and after insertion.

TAMPON INSERTION

Wash or sterilise your fingers and assume the changing position.

1 Pull the tampon away from the sachet and turn both halves from the foil in opposite directions, according to the arrows. Remove the foil casing on the side of the cord.

2 Loosen the cord and check whether the cord is firmly attached to the tampon by giving it a short and powerful yank. Do not pull on the OB PROCOMFORT's SILK TOUCH's wings.

3 Clasp the cord in the palm of your hand.

4 Push your index fingers into the back hollow and remove the top part of the foil.

5Ensure that you are relaxed and hold your labia apart with your free hand so the vagina (a) between the urethra (b) and the anus (c) is accessible.

6 Push the tampon diagonally upwards and backwards into the vagina with the top of index finger. If there is a bit of resistance, change the direction. A properly inserted tampon should not be felt. If it is uncomfortable, then it is not correctly inserted. You need to gently push it back or take it out and re-insert it. The tampon stays in place due to the vaginal muscles' contractions. Make sure you can reach the cord and clean your fingers.

TAMPON REMOVAL

Clean your fingers, assume the position for changing, and relax.

- Slowly pull on the cord until the tampon comes out on its own. If that is not possible, the tampon is potentially not completely saturated; saturated tampons are easy to remove.

- If you cannot find the cord, wait until the tampon is completely saturated, after a maximum of 4 hours. Squat and then push, that way the tampon will slightly drop and can be pulled out with two fingers.

- If you are unable to remove the tampon, consult your GP immediately.