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Is toxic shock syndrome less common now?

TSS. Toxic shock Syndrome associated with use of superabsorbent tampons is likely less common now because women are educated about this. But there are other possible causes. Toxic Shock Syndrome can occur with use of superabsorbent tampons/ contraceptive sponges, viral infections, burns/ abrasions to skin or recent surgery. Toxic Shock Syndrome is most often associated with bacteria like > Read more...

Toxic shock syndrome: how do you get it, how common is it, what are the symptoms and how is it treated?

Bacterial infection. It is a rare syndrome. Causes includes superabsorbent tampons, skin infection and injury and surgery. It develops suddenly and can be fatal. Intravenous fluid, blood transfusion, Adrenalin like drugs, antibiotic. Read more...

How do I know if I have tss/ toxic shock syndrome?

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. Read more...

What are the symptoms of tss (toxic shock syndrome)?

See below. Staphylococcal tss ias characterized by fever, hypotension, sunburn like rash, desquamation and organ system failure with infection or colonization with a toxin producing strain of staphylococcus aureus. Streptococcal tss is a group a strep infection(usually necrotizing fasciitis), hypotension and multisystem failure. Read more...

How to know if I have toxic shock syndrome (tss)?

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. Read more...

How do I know if I have toxic shock syndrome (tss)?

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. Read more...

How do I know if I have toxic shock syndrome (tss)?

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. Read more...

How to determine if I got toxic shock syndrome (tss)?

Fever, shock. Confusion, general ill feeling, headaches, fever, organ failure kidneys and liver. Risk factors, recently having a baby, staph infection, menstruation and tampon use, wound infection. Read more...
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. Read more...