If you've heard of Toxic Shock Syndrome, you might think you can only get it from tampons, but the bacteria that cause this problem are surprisingly common and we still don't know why they sometimes turn deadly.
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I was hospitalized for over 2 months, stayed home another month and returned to school for half days because of strep throat. The doctor said there were signs that the infection may be effecting my organs. They pumped me with antibiotics and asprin. I was very weak for a long time and they removed my tonsils after I recovered enough for the operation.
Okay, I was a young woman in the 80s. My coworker's sister was suddenly hospitalized with high fever, etc. She was in a coma briefly, but recovered fully. Later that year, TSS was first described by doctors. Neither she nor anyone I knew regularly left tampons in for days or weeks. You might forget your last one of the cycle for a few hours longer, but it's not likely that legions of women were leaving them in for days at a time. It was last century, but we did understand hygiene.
Whoa I had no idea that’s why your supposed to change them so often, I thought it was a trick so you’d buy more of the product. And these products ain’t cheap. I switched to the cup about a year ago. I been using it almost completely for 2-3 months or longer now. It’s a money saver really. I’m up for anything that saves me around $10 or $20 a month.
So glad I never used Tampons.. In fact I've never used one before in my life. Just letting it flow without a cotton plug just felt more comfortable and natural to me. Nowadays my period is nearly painless ! I get some pains the first 3-4 hours the first day, but that's it. I think not using tampons partially helped.
I remember getting strep throat a lot as a kid, so much so that my mom just wouldn't take me to the doctor because it happened so often, so I was mildly horrified as an adult when I found out that the same bacteria could potentially have killed me. There are some things that are better never knowing.
I've seen a few comments about this, and I want to mention my experience. TSS can happen in women without tampon use. (Tampons increase risk)
I had TSS from a skin infection several years ago in 8th grade. There was a big staph outbreak in my area and a lot of schools were actually closing and keeping kids home! I had severe eczema all over, so essentially an open wound that didn't really occur to me or anyone as a problem. It was just part of life. I went to school since it was the last day before Xmas break. Felt fine. But when I got home I was miserable.
I'd had skin infections before. Many caused that clear (sometimes yellow) lymph fluid to come off my skin. And that happened quickly. I wasn't too concerned since my skin did that all the time. But then I got a fever. My eczema/rash/infection got worse. And when my mom realized I was severely dehydrated she called EMTs.
I did NOT get TSS from a tampon. Like the video says, it can be from a cut. My situation was the perfect weird and a freak thing!!
Absolutely be careful~ but don't frighten yourself. They kept me in the hospital, there was a special protocol for not spreading the bacteria outside my room, and I survived!! :)
Guess I’m starting my monthly “watches period videos while on period.” Seriously. This is getting ridiculous. Literally every month, at the perfect time, one of the channels I’m subscribed to posts a video related to menstruation. Creepy.
Hey, a random question completely unrelated to the topic: Why can I take a 30-minute nap and feel awake for hours, even as far as making me awake when I should be asleep, but when I sleep for the recommended 8 hours, I wanna just go back to sleep for all eternity?
Staph infections can be nasty... took me nearly six months to be in the clear after I had two bacteria tag team attack my bladder. One of them was staph the other was succo something or other. It wasn't pleasant
my sister died last february because of complications of streptococcus type A during a flu.. now my country is making people aware of the risks that bacteria can have to healthy people. And now I see this video and other videos, it is great that this information is spread because it causes more people harm than you whould think :(
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