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A 40-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for symptoms of toxic shock syndrome to go away with treatment?

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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 replacement, and sometimes d.I.C.(clotting problems) occasionally, if the diagnosis is missed or not treated soon enough, death is the result.
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A 46-year-old member asked:

How long can it take for toxic shock syndrome to affect you?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
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 staphylococcus aureus. This condition has been most often associated with the use of tampons in menstruating women.Tss can occur as a complication of surgery or skin infections.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to develop toxic shock syndrome?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jonathan Simmons
Critical Care 23 years experience
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 average would be a few days. Patient's can present very toxic with severe low blood pressure, acidosis and respiratory failure.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014

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