Children: Take a child to the
pediatrician or the hospital's emergency department if he or she has a fever, has a flat (not bumpy) rash, is not acting normally, seems confused, is short of breath, or faints.
Adults: If fever is present with some of the toxic shock syndrome symptoms , along with a red rash, proceed to the hospital's emergency department for evaluation. Have someone else drive, especially if feeling lightheaded or confused. Women who are menstruating and using a tampon should remove the tampon prior to going to the hospital.
People with suspected toxic shock syndrome should be immediately taken to the hospital's emergency department. Women who are menstruating and using tampons should remove the tampon prior to going to the hospital.
Women can prevent menstrual-related toxic shock syndrome by not using tampons, especially the superabsorbent variety.
All wounds should be kept clean and monitored for signs of infection.
Toxic shock syndrome is a serious, life-threatening disease. Early medical care is the key to ensuring the best possibility of survival. People who survive toxic shock syndrome usually improve within 48 hours and can be discharged from the hospital within 1 week.
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