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Had boil near groin, popped today in knickers, didn't know, can this infection now enter vagina and cause toxic shock syndrome due on period.

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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In brief: Improbable

Theoretically this could occur with the right strain of Staph aureus and the use of particular types of vaginal inserts during your period, but this is very unlikely.
Best to have the boil cultured and then treated appropriately professionally rather than simply "popping" it yourself. Hope this helps. Be careful.

In brief: Improbable

Theoretically this could occur with the right strain of Staph aureus and the use of particular types of vaginal inserts during your period, but this is very unlikely.
Best to have the boil cultured and then treated appropriately professionally rather than simply "popping" it yourself. Hope this helps. Be careful.
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