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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What is TSS? TOXIC SHOCK SYNDROME?

You see the warnings on the side of tampon boxes.  It's on the insert in the boxes.  What am I referring to? Toxic Shock Syndrome.
So what exactly is Toxic Shock Syndrome?  And how does one contract it?  
Toxic Shock Syndrome sometimes referred to as TSS is a disease that's life threatening and has taken the lives of many women.
You can develop TSS when infected by a common bacteria that affects a part of the body and then releases toxins into the bloodstream.  The toxins attack the immune system and if not diagnosed early and treated, can be deadly.
Most commonly associated with women who used highly absorbent tampons.


Symptoms of TSS include:

  • Fever greater than 102 degrees
  • Red sunburn like rash
  • Headache 
  • Sore Throat
  • Cough
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizzyness, fainting, lightheadedness
Have Questions?

This Wednesday January 25, 2012 Val Carey will have Suzan Hutchinson of You ARE Loved organization live on TOTM! Tea Talk discussing the perils of Toxic Shock Syndrome.  Suzan is a TSS survivor and female activist advocating the awareness of Toxic Shock Syndrome.
You ARE Loved Director of Connectivity 
Suzan Hutchinson

Join in on the conversation and become informed on how a woman can contract Toxic Shock Syndrome.
TOTM! Tea Talk call in number 805-669-0237 Wednesdays at 7pm EST and Sundays at 5pm EST.

This Wednesday special guest Suzan Hutchinson shares her story and the mission of You ARE Loved
Join in the conversation on the only show where women can Candidly talk about that Time Of The Month!