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Allergic Reaction to Tampons

This is my first time asking something like this, so call me a bit shy. But my last period, which was in August, I got these tampons called Kotek sleek, they are unscented and have a plastic applicator. When I used them, I was fine and I had to reaction to them at all. This time, I noticed the day after my period started I felt slight pain near the opening of my vagina when I went to change my tampon, but I didn't think anything of it. I noticed two days ago that I had some bumps there.  I'm on day 5 now of my cycle and it still has not gone away. Could this be an allergic reaction to the tampons? I've been using tampons for years now and I have never had a situation like this before.
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I would recommend you quit using this brand and see if the problem subsides.  
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134578 tn?1455656688
It could be a bacterial buildup on the string.  Change your brand, as Londres recommends, or even switch to pads.  See if things calm down.
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Well, with us not having the money to buy new tampons, I had to keep using those. However now that my period has stopped, I have noticed that the pain and such is going away. But if it was an allergic reaction, what I want to know is why did I not that reaction when I first got them in August?
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*why did I not have...

Sorry, didn't notice the error.
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Huh, never thought about that being a possibility. Like I told Londres, since I did not have the money to purchase a different brand, I had to stick with what I had, but I noticed it has gone away after my period stopped.
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