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A 46-year-old member asked:

how to know if i have tss or is it just a bug?

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Dr. Joseph Pfeifer
Trauma Surgery 40 years experience
Very sick: Usually fever, very high >102, rigors (not just chills like the flu), low blood pressure, low urine output. It progresses rapidly and can be life-threatening. It can come from an infection in the vagina that gets into the pelvis or from a rapidly spreading skin or soft tissue infection, that is extremely painful-not just a bit painful. Seek attention immediately.

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A 18-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
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 the body, including the palms of the hands and soles of the feet , vomiting or diarrhea , severe muscle aches or weakneness, bright red coloring of the eyes, mouth, throat, and vagina, headache, confusion, disorientation, , seizures, headache, -2-3days.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Are there still tss cases from tampons nowadays?

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Dr. Mitchell Schuster
Urogynecology 32 years experience
Dont think so.: I'm sure there are some sporadic cases but a heightened awareness for the infection especially in the primary care arena has pretty much kept that under control in recent years.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Production of enterotoxin is a characteristic of tss, right?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Not an enterotoxin: Tss is caused by the production of a toxin produced by some staph aureus or group a streptococci that functions as a super antigen causing prominent activation of the immune response resulting in what is called cytokine storm.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of tss & what should I do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
SXS: Symptoms of toxic shock syndrome can include: fever, low blood pressure, muscle pain, headache, loose stools, vomiting, rash, confusion and seizures. Get immediate medical care if you have tss symptoms.
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A 19-year-old female asked:

Doctors are closed and i might have tss. Should i call 911?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Yes: Toxic shock syndrome? 24/7 medical care emergency facility or 911.

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