Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS)

TSS is a rare but serious disease that may cause death.  TSS can be caused by the use of super-absorbent tampons, recent surgery or open wounds.

Always select the minimum absorbency tampon needed for your flow to reduce the risk of TSS. You can also avoid increased risk of TSS by not using tampons.

If you have had warning signs of TSS in the past, you should check with your doctor before using tampons again.

Signs or symptoms of TSS may include; 

  • high temperature/fever
  • vomiting or nausea
  • low blood pressure or chills
  • diarrhoea
  • a sunburn-like rash or peeling skin
  • confusion
  • headaches
  • muscle aches
  • dizziness or feeling light-headed
  • redness of the eyes, mouth or throat

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE ABOVE SIGNS, REMOVE THE TAMPON AT ONCE, DISCONTINUE USE, AND SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY.

Consult your doctor if you have any questions about tampon use or TSS.






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