Parents and guardians must teach their children about using tampons when it comes to menstrual hygiene.
A lot of questions arise around how long you can keep a tampon in, when to change it, and whether or not it’s safe.
Read on to learn all the facts you need to know about its use and safety.
How long can you keep a tampon in?
The general rule of thumb is that you shouldn’t leave it in for longer than 8 hours. This is because leaving a tampon in for too long can increase your risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
It’s important to note that this 8 hour period does not include sleeping hours. If you are planning on sleeping for more than 6-8 hours at night, we suggest wearing a pad instead.
It’s also important to remember that everyone is different and some people may need to change them more frequently than others.
Some factors such as flow or activity level can impact how often a person needs to change their tampon throughout the day.
We suggest carrying extra tampons with you just in case so that you don’t have to worry about running out!
Is it safe to wear?
Wearing a tampon is generally safe when used correctly, however, if used incorrectly it can present some health risks.
Leaving a tampon in for too long carries the risk of developing Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
Additionally, we recommend avoiding scented or deodorant-infused tampons as these products may disrupt the natural pH balance in your body.
Wearing a tampon is generally considered safe when used correctly but there are some risks associated with incorrect usage – namely Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS).
We recommend changing your tampons every 6-8 hours (not including sleeping hours) and avoiding scented or deodorant-infused products which could disrupt the natural pH balance in your body.
Ultimately, every person will have different needs depending on their flow or activity level so be mindful of any changes that might require an adjustment in your menstrual hygiene routine!