Women who often use tampons have seen the warnings about the toxic shock syndrome (TSS) printed on boxes for years.
TSS is a rare bacterial infection, with one to two cases per 100,000 menstruating women between the ages of 15 to 44 in the US.
TSS can happen to a woman who uses an infected tampon then the Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria get into the body tissue and begins attacking internal organs.
Moreover, women who are under the age of 30 are more likely to get one.
But don’t worry, we’ve listed the symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome that you need to watch for.
Sudden High Fever
Low Blood Pressure
Confusion or Dizziness
Rashes on Hands and Feet
Muscle Aches and Headaches
Redness in Mouth, Throat, and Eyes
Seizures and Fainting
If you’re afraid to get this kind of syndrome, remember that you can always use a pad, a menstrual cup, or other period-oriented products instead.
Don’t forget to share this with your girlfriends and family.