Toxic Shock Syndrome
Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:35 pm
I was hoping you could explain further what Toxic Shock Syndrome is, how you get it and the link to tampons and in some cases death. I always thought it had to do with tampons made in '70s or '80s of a fabric that could cause this if menstrual product not used correctly. Why am I asking? There was an NBC article recently about a Canadian girl on an overnight school trip. She was healthy in every way but wound up being found dead the next day by classmates. She had complained of cramps and flu like symptoms. When the coroner reached a conclusion they linked it to her not using tampons correctly and leaving them in too long when they ran tests. I know it's rare but how does this occur and do today's women and teens need worry? Just thought I would ask because I don't understand it.