What are the symptoms of TSS?
Dr. Kroman says...
Early Toxic Shock Syndrome symptoms can come on suddenly and are a bit like the flu. Remember, it’s important to recognise these TSS symptoms and get treatment early:
- Feeling very ill, headache, muscular pains
- High fever and chills, usually 39C or higher
- Vomiting, diarrhoea or both
- Fainting, dizziness, weakness or confusion
- Sunburn-like rash.
These signs of TSS may appear during your period or soon after. If symptoms do appear, REMOVE YOUR TAMPON IF IN USE AND SEE A DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY. Remember it’s very important to tell the doctor that you’ve been using tampons. As TSS may cause death, early detection and treatment is essential.