How long tampons should stay in?
People also ask, what happens if you leave a tampon in for 12 hours?
Leaving a tampon in for too long can lead to infections and rarely cause life-threatening toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Leaving a tampon in for longer than 8-12 hours, can increase risk of infection or possibly TSS, according to Jessica Shepherd, a gynecologist.
Additionally, is it OK to wear a tampon to bed? Yes you can! Tampons can be worn for up to eight hours during the day or night. They give you full protection, and stay in place no matter how much you flip around when you sleep. But if you typically sleep more than eight hours every night, you should use a pad instead, like Always.
Keeping this in consideration, can you leave a tampon in for 6 hours?
The short answer. When it comes to tampons, the rule of thumb is to never leave them in longer than 8 hours. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) , it's best to change a tampon after 4 to 8 hours. To be on the safe side, most experts recommend 4 to 6 hours.
Can you put a new tampon in after 8 hours?
The 8-hour time limit is recommended because after 8 hours of wear you are more likely to develop an irritation or infection from the tampon (including the complication of TSS – Toxic Shock Syndrome).