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Please read your Tampax information (Young Ladies), especially if you are around the ages of 13-14 years old. It can save your life.

Why I wrote about Toxic Shock Syndrome

When my daughter was a teenager, she suffered from Toxic Shock Syndrome! Being a nurse when she collapsed twice, I took her to A/E and was lucky to meet a doctor who asked the right questions and new about this syndrome that was a danger to teenagers. I did some

research and found out about this dangerous disease. So I wrote this blog about it.

Recently I saw this young model who nearly died from it on Facebook, but she lost both of her legs. So I decided to re -post this blog. Before you use tampax, please read all the information, especially the small prints.

What is toxic shock syndrome! Toxic Shock Syndrome is a potentially fatal illness caused by a bacterial toxin when you use tampons incorrectly during your menstrual cycle. This occurs when a normal harmless bacterial called Staphylococcus Aureus is present in 10% of women; turns into toxic shock syndrome. No one knows why this happens, but it is associated with the use of tampons. The moist and warm environment in the body causes the bacterial to multiply and create harmful poison in the body. This can make you ill, damage your organs and cause premature death.

The signs and symptoms are not noticeable, and could be easily missed, because it are similar to flu, meningitis, or a viral infection. It starts with high fever, headache, sore throat, vomiting and diarrhea.

This makes it hard to recognize, you can also suffer with a drop in blood pressure, which causes cell decay. If caught at an early stage, it can be treated with antibiotics. If not re-conditioned you can lose your fingers, toes and legs. You can also suffer from kidney and liver damage, dizziness, memory loss, deafness and blindness. This disease affects mostly women between the ages of 14 -34 years of age Beyond this disease having been around for years, doctors still find it very difficult to diagnose. They seem to know very little about this disease.

Some young women's lives were saved because their doctors recognized

the disease at once. So many young women use tampons every month, but have no idea it can be dangerous.

Young ladies around the world, if you use tampons monthly, please take the time to read the small print warning and guidance on how to use tampons correctly.

Hope Roberts ©

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