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Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) Basic Facts
TSS develops when the common bacteria, Staphylococcus Aureus, produce a toxin which is absorbed into the bloodstream. The toxin rapidly overwhelms the immune system and attacks the major organs, leading to kidney failure, collapse of the lungs and in severe cases, cardiac arrest. Alarmingly, half of all known cases of Toxic Shock are women using TAMPONS.
Symptoms of TSS
- Sore throat
- Aching muscles
- High temperature; over 102 degrees F
- Watery diarrhea
- Red rash
- Very low blood pressure
They do not necessarily occur all at once and may not persist. If you have been using tampons and you experience flu-like symptoms and a fever, remove your tampon and go to the hospital immediately. Insist on getting blood work. If it is caught early enough, you have a much better chance of survival.
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