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what are the symptoms of tss and approximately how long does it take to show the symptoms

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
2-3 days: High fever (greater than 102° f [38.8° c])rapid drop in blood pressure (with lightheadedness or fainting).Sunburn-like rash that can be anywhere on th ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
Toxic Shock Syndrome: Onset is sudden, within hours, fever (39° to 40.5°C, remains elevated), hypotension, a diffuse macular erythroderma, and involvement of at least 2 o ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Relax: This is a realistic but overdone issue for most. It became prominent in the folklore decades ago with tampons made from certain germ friendly materi ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Several days/weeks: If the treatment is intensive before it becomes a full blown cardiac emergency- days. If ICU care is involved, then weeks after antibiotics, blood rep ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Simmons
21 years experience in Critical Care
Several days: This depends on several factors and the overall health of the patient. Toxic shock can develop quickly or over time depending on the source, but the ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
In few days: Toxic shock syndrome is a serious, life-threatening illness caused by toxins released by two specific types of bacteria, group a streptococcus and sta ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
SXS: Symptoms of toxic shock syndrome can include: fever, low blood pressure, muscle pain, headache, loose stools, vomiting, rash, confusion and seizures. ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
See below: Staphylococcal tss ias characterized by fever, hypotension, sunburn like rash, desquamation and organ system failure with infection or colonization wi ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Yauch
Specializes in Family Medicine
Not likely: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) use is not likely to mask toxic shock symptoms which could include fever, vomiting , diarrhea or not feeling w ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dominic Riganotti
24 years experience in Infectious Disease
Symptoms: A sudden high fever. Low blood pressure (hypotension) Vomiting or diarrhea. A rash resembling a sunburn, particularly on your pa ... Read More
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