Top
20
Doctor insights on: Does The Flu Cause Toxic Shock Syndrome

Share
1

1
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

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

Yes you can: Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is related to prolonged insertion of a tampon (>24hrs). It is okay to use tampons while you have the flu or a virus, provide you change the tampon as directed. ...Read more

Dr. William Walsh
1,217 doctors shared insights

Shock (Definition)

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


2

2
How can I tell if I have toxic black mold poisoning or the flu?

How can I tell if I have toxic black mold poisoning or the flu?

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

3

3
Is a fever always present with toxic shock syndrome?

Is a fever always present with toxic shock syndrome?

Most of the time: Toxic shock syndrome by defintion causes fever, but some patients, often elderly or extremely ill, can be so sick that their temperature is subnormal or normal. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
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

5

5
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

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

6

6
I'm just wondering, if you've already gotten the flu shot, are you still at risk for guillain-barre syndrome?

I'm just wondering, if you've already gotten the flu shot, are you still at risk for guillain-barre syndrome?

Yes.: There is a risk (though very small) of developing this complication with each season's flu shot. If you have gotten the flu shot in previous years without incident, your risk is probably smaller, but it will never be zero. ...Read more

7

7
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.

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

8

8
Should people that once had guillain barre syndrome get the flu vaccine?

Should people that once had guillain barre syndrome get the flu vaccine?

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

10

10
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)

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)

Tamiflu (oseltamivir): This is a rare complication as most are... If he has normal liver and kidney function then Tamiflu (oseltamivir) is safer for him than getting the flu. If he is able make sure he gets immunized for flu. ...Read more

12

12
Can the flu shot cause sickness?

Can the flu shot cause sickness?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
13

13
Can orchitis be caused by the flu?

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 more

See 1 more doctor answer
14

14
What could cause me to keep constantly getting the flu?

What could cause me to keep constantly getting the flu?

Not the flu: You're not constantly getting the flu. Flu come just once a year, and you don't get it twice. What you think of as the flu is probably a cold, and it's normal to get several colds each year...At least two. ...Read more

15

15
Can the flu shot cause a headache?

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

16

16
Can the flu shot cause neutropenia?

Can the flu shot cause neutropenia?

?: I don't think that the list of se includes neutropenia but someone who has neutropenia should not receive the vaccine. ...Read more

17

17
Can tonsillitis be caused by the flu?

See below: Tonsillitis is by definition, inflammation of the tonsils. Therefore, flu could cause the tonsils to become inflamed. ...Read more

18

18
Is the flu always a disease caused by a virus?

Is the flu always a disease caused by a virus?

Sure: True influenza is always caused by an influenza virus but there are lots of influenza-like viruses caused by other respiratory viruses and the stomach 'flu, not an influenza at all. ...Read more

20

20
Can the flu cause insomnia? I literally haven't slept in two nights

Can the flu cause insomnia? I literally haven't slept in two nights

It is possible : Usually people experience fatigue and increased sleep during the flu. It is possible to experience insomnia with the flu. Sometimes medication taken for flu symptoms can cause the insomnia. ...Read more

Dr. Bonnie Bock
103 doctors shared insights

Toxic Shock Syndrome (Definition)

A rare but serious disease due to a bacterial infection. It is often linked to the use of tampons and various female contraceptives such as the diaphragm. Symptoms often include fever, feeling faint, diarrhea, muscle ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
2,227 doctors shared insights

Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more