Toxic shock syndrome can occur anytime during menstruation or shortly thereafter. It can rapidly progress from flu-like symptoms to a serious illness that can be fatal. The warning signs of TSS are listed below, but all of them may not be present:
* A sudden high fever usually over 390C * Vomiting * Diarrhoea * Rash that looks like sunburn * Dizziness * Muscle aches * Sore throat * Fainting or near fainting when standing up * Skin peeling may occur in later stages of the illness.
* Remove Tampon * Seek medical attention * Tell your doctor if you have been using a tampon and are concerned about TSS
If you had toxic shock syndrome once you can get it again. You should talk to your doctor before using tampons if you have had symptoms of TSS in the past.