Toxic Shock Sydrome- Not just Caused by Tampons
December 12, 2006 11:28pm CST
How many of you ladies have avoided using tampons in fear of getting toxic shock syndrome? Have you ever personally known someone who has suffered from this, apparently it is quite rare? Did you know that Toxic Shock Syndrome can also be linked to the use of contraceptive sponge and diaphragm birth control methods? Do you know of any other causes? Here are some symptoms to watch out for: -nausea and vomiting -watery diarrhea -confusion or other mental changes -decreased urination -rash (particularly a sunburn-like rash).
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• United States
13 Dec 06
I've never known anyone who had it, and I've known people who accidently got tampons left in for a much longer time than is recommended. So I don't fear tampons. Pads seem to more uncleanly and just a fantastic place for bacteria and yeast to grow and they make your skin down there moist as well, contributing to the great conditions for microbes.
• United States
16 Feb 07
I knew what the symptoms were, but I never knew that the sponge or the diaphragm could cause this too. How long has this information been out?? I don't use either of them for birth control but I have friends that do and will definitely pass the info along to them. Thanks for sharing it.
15 Jan 07
I started my period when i was 13 and i used pads 1st only because i was only new to it and i thought tampons were digusting lol But then after my 1st period i found pads so uncomfortable so i decided to try tampsons and i really duno wer id be without them today :] I never worried about toxic shock syndrome as my mom told me it was nothin to worry about :]