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Does The Flu Cause Toxic Shock Syndrome
Can I wear a tampon if I have a virus? Online it said that Toxic Shock Syndrome is associated w/ the flu& viral infections but that's all I could find
A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more
Black mold: If flu is going around where you leve it is probably the flu. Black mold illness is rare and some forms of black mold are not harmful to humans. Allergic type symptoms may occur from balck mold, especially if you try to clean it up yourself as the spores are large and don't float in the air long. ...Read more
Hello I'm Daniela, do you know anything about toxic shock syndrome? I have some symptoms but no fever. And im feeling a little better than yesterday.
TSS: Toxic shock syndrome is a very serious disease and most patients end up in the intensive care unit with multiple organ dysfunction/failure. When the person gets the disease it is progressive and does not get better without proper therapy. Fever, generalized malaise, dizziness (from low BP) and an erythroderma (skin rash) are initial symptoms and signs. ...Read more
Can you get toxic shock syndrome from the plastic from a tampon being left in your vagina? I have had a fever and chills, then extreme periods of sweating along with a lump behing my ear and one that is getting pretty big on my neck below it. These lumps
Toxic : Toxic shock syndrome was felt to be secondary to extremely-absorbable tampons, which became associated with staph and strep infections. Toxic shock syndrome has symptoms of high fever, rash, and often vomiting or diarrhea. If a patient had high fever, vomiting, and rash, then they should consult with their physician. The reasons for swelling behind the ears and in the neck may be a different cause of infection. ...Read more
I'm just wondering, if you've already gotten the flu shot, are you still at risk for guillain-barre syndrome?
I had the flu shot yesterday. Later i learned about guillain-barré syndrome. When does this risk pass? What should I watch for? I am 52, male.
Go about Life: You will not get guillain barre' from your flu shot. Wow. That is such an extremely rare event that I am amazed you did not worry about the hundred other more common problems from injections such as skin infection. When my patients get all riled up about an internet diagnosis i try to humor them. When you get this paranoid it is time to put the internet away for a day or two. ...Read more
Maybe: There is some association of guillian-barre syndrome with prior immunizations. If the individual with this illness had it precipitated by influenza immunization, would avoid repeating this. If they had not been previously immunized it is not likely this would present a major risk in the future, and influenza can be a very bad illness. ...Read more
How safe is the flu vaccine when taken with an immunosuppressant like methotrexate? I take it for sjogrens syndrome.
Is Tamiflu (oseltamivir) safe for preventative treatment in a 3 y/o with asthma who was exposed to the flu? Concerned about side effects (Stevens Johnson Syndrome)
Influenza vaccine: Flu shot side effects may include: slight swelling, redness or pain at vaccination site. If headache, nausea, fever or muscular pain occur they usually resolve within one to two days. You won't get the flu from a flu shot because the virus either contains inactivated virus or doesn't have virus particles in it. Severe side effects are rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Orchitis is inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, swelling) of one or both testicles, generally caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Influenza virus (the flu) is one of the viruses that has been reported to occasionally cause orchitis as part of a generalized febrile illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it could: The flu shot has fragments of the h1n1 virus that caused the 2010 pandemic, and is known to produce a robust immune response. In certain cases, it may cause a headache which should go away. If your headache worsens where you feel extremely ill, begin to have neck pain or become confused, it may be something other than the flu shot- see your doctor if this is the case. ...Read more
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