Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) (cont.)

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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.


Venkataraman, Ramesh. "Toxic Shock Syndrome." Nov. 30, 2012. <>.

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