Saturday, June 8, 2013
6. Keep up with doctor's visits. Seeing your doctor regularly can help catch illnesses and infections early, making it much easier to treat them. Visit your primary care physician, dentist, gynecologist, cardiologist, or any other physician you may be seeing (depending on your personal medical needs) on a regular basis. Visit your doctor when you are feeling sick or think you may have an infection, and be sure to keep up with routine check-ups.
5. Change your tampon regularly. Women who use tampons should change them at least once every 4-8 hours to reduce the likelihood of getting Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), a potentially fatal bacterial infection from tampons. If you plan on sleeping more than eight hours, then wear an overnight pad instead of a tampon while you sleep.