Toxic shock syndrome is a life-threatening illness that is caused by toxins
(poisons) that circulate in the bloodstream. One way is by using tampons.
Bacteria that have infected some part of the body releases these toxins
which causes Cancer, weak immune system, nervous system disorders,
pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), miscarriages, birth deformity and so on.
These fibers can also cause odor and inflammation. The effects can be very
obvious or very subtle. There is no "threshold" dose – the tiniest amount
can cause damage, and our bodies have no defense against it. It has been
linked to endometriosis and overall it breaks down the immune system.
The symptoms of TSS can occur suddenly, and at any time during
menstruation, so be aware of these symptoms.
Sudden high fever (102°F, 39°C or more)
Nausea or vomiting
Fainting or near fainting
Rashes that look like sun-burn (skin peeling may occur days later)
If you experience any of these symptoms, you must REMOVE your tampon
immediately and do not use it any more.
Get immediate medical attention and be sure to inform your doctor that
you are menstruating and using tampons and that you are concerned about
Alternatives instead of tampons.
Use feminine hygiene products that aren't bleached and that are all 100% cotton.
One alternative is a menstrual cups. It’s a cup made to use inside the vagina during your cycle. It’s safer, inexpensive, reusable, less oder and your vaginal PH stays in place. (Can you look for a photo for this?)
Mothers, if you have young daughters, please reconsider the use of tampons Period! Offering unbleached pads that are safer will prevent any possible problems in the future.