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- What is toxic shock syndrome?
- What causes toxic shock syndrome?
- What are risk factors for toxic shock syndrome?
- What are toxic shock syndrome symptoms and signs?
- How do physicians diagnose toxic shock syndrome?
- What is the treatment for toxic shock syndrome?
- What is the prognosis of toxic shock syndrome?
- Is it possible to prevent toxic shock syndrome?
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Is it possible to prevent toxic shock syndrome?
It is possible to reduce the chances of developing TSS. Menstruating females should minimize use of items like tampons, diaphragms, and sponges. Tampons should be changed frequently, and superabsorbent tampons should be avoided. Anyone diagnosed with TTS has a higher risk of reinfection; women diagnosed with TSS should avoid tampon use in the future. Early treatment of wounds, especially deep wounds, can help prevent TSS.
Medically reviewed by Robert Cox, MD; American Board of Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Infectious Disease
Venkataraman, Ramesh. "Toxic Shock Syndrome." Medscape.com. Nov. 30, 2012. <http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/169177-overview>.