A tampon is one of the feminine hygiene products designed to absorb the menstrual flow by insertion into the vagina during menstruation.
Unlike a pad,it is placed internally,inside the vaginal canal and when inserted correctly,it expands as it soaks up menstrual blood.
However,its use could pose a series of dangers:
One safety issue associated with using tampons is a toxic shock syndrome ,a rare disease caused by a toxic substance that is produced by certain kinds of bacteria.This toxic substance can cause organ damage(including kidney,heart and liver failure),shock and even death.
Another danger is the higher incidence of bacterial infection.The honeypot could be likened to a sponge that is very absorbent and can soak up whatever is placed in it.Leaving a tampon in it for too long is very unhygienic and increases the incidence of bacterial infection.
Most of the chemicals used in the manufacture of these tampons are very harmful and can cause irritation/rashes,the deodorants used in making the tampons can cause infertility as well as the pesticides/herbicides sprayed during the rearing of cotton used in its manufacture could lead to cancer.
So we can comfortably observe that there are a lot of health risks posed by using tampons.
Thus,it is way safer or rather,healthier and more advisable to stick to using sanitary pads.