How do you know you have toxic shock syndrome?
Possible signs and symptoms of toxic shock syndrome include:A sudden high fever.Low blood pressure.Vomiting or diarrhea.A rash resembling a sunburn, particularly on your palms and soles.Confusion.Muscle aches.Redness of your eyes, mouth and throat.Seizures.More items…•.
What to do if you think you have TSS?
If you think you could have toxic shock syndrome, stop using tampons immediately and go to the emergency department of your nearest hospital. Treatment for TSS includes: a stay in hospital. medication (antibiotics) to kill the infection.
Can you still get TSS after a tampon is removed?
“I see patients who weren’t aware they left a tampon in or weren’t sure how long one could be left in,” she says. And forgetting to remove the last tampon during your period or going too long between changing tampons can increase the risk of TSS, she says.
How long does a tampon have to be in for toxic shock syndrome?
While the instructions on the tampon box encourage women to change their tampon every eight hours, sometimes people forget to change them or occasionally may lose them. Leaving a tampon in for longer than 8-12 hours, can increase risk of infection or possibly TSS, according to Jessica Shepherd, a gynecologist.
What happens if toxic shock syndrome goes untreated?
In some instances, toxic shock syndrome can affect major organs in the body. If left untreated, complications associated with this disease include: liver failure. kidney failure.
How long does TSS last for?
In general, TSS symptoms can develop as soon as 12 hours after a surgical procedure. Symptoms usually develop in 3 to 5 days in women who are menstruating and using tampons. If you experience the above symptoms after using tampons or after a surgery or skin injury, contact your health care provider immediately.