Well, I went cold while reading in bed (like seeing all the guys I loved for 32 times on my laptop) before you had the chance to remove a bumper.
Not too harmful, right? Er … not at all.
The problem: “We know that the longer the [grass] stays in place, the higher the risk of TSS,” says Ha T. Nguyen, MD, gynecologist and obstetrician at McGovern Medical College. At UT Health and UT Physicians in Houston.
TSS is a bacterial infection caused by Staphylococcus aureus Staphylococcus aureus, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Loren Vasser lost her legs after suffering TSS when she was 24 years old. The disease was also responsible for the death of a 16-year-old girl on a school trip last year.
So, how long can I leave a mattress?
Do not leave your fillings for more than eight hours, according to all stamp manufacturers.
Health professionals agree, their consensus is to change the stomach every four to eight hours, says Nguyen.
Then, technically, you can sleep with a tampon: whenever you put it to the right before hitting the paper, do not sleep more than eight hours and take it out as soon as you get up.
What about those super absorbent plugs?
A superabsorbent pill should not stay any longer, says Obusa Nusayaba Usui, MD, University of Piedmont, obstetricians and gynecologists at the Piedmont Neumann Hospital in Athens, Georgia.
The main problem here is that when the intestine is saturated with blood, even a small amount, and left in the vagina for more than eight hours, it becomes a fertile soil for the growth of bacteria associated with TSS.
“If you can use a plug for up to eight hours without changing it, the absorption is likely to be very high,” Usui said. “It’s better to use a smaller one and change it regularly based on menstrual flow.”
Well, then TSS is the worst thing that can happen?
Flag. But TSS is bad.
Poisonous toxic syndrome often appears quickly, with flu-like symptoms, including headache, high fever and muscle aches, according to the NIH, although not treated, they can quickly turn into organ failure, seizures and even death. .
The infection also comes with a rash: it is flat, red, and appears on the palms of the hands or the soles of the feet. If you have any symptoms similar to the flu, with a rash, it is best to check your doctor as soon as possible.
But before you officially start, I know that if you accidentally leave your bag in the last eight hours, you’re probably fine. Although it is very scary, TSS is not as big as the threat it was 20 or 30 years ago, says Nichole Mahnert, M.D., ob-gyn at Banner University Medical Center Phoenix
“This is a change, especially after the removal of specific substances, such as rayon, from some types of cotton capsules,” he says. “In 1986, the risk was one per 100,000, and it is likely to decrease now, and the risk of death [by TSS] has decreased to less than 2 percent.”
CONCLUSION: If you decide that you need to sleep in a bathing suit, the safest option is to place it just before bedtime and remove it as soon as you wake up, after no more than eight hours. But, if you want to be more careful, choose pads at night.