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TSS: The Real Deal

That disease is TSS, or Toxic Shock Syndrome. TSS is a very rare bacterial disease, and it can be fatal. But you don’t need to be afraid of using tampons because of TSS. The disease is associated with tampon absorbency, and it’s more likely to affect users of super-absorbency tampons who don’t change them often enough.

To be on the safe side, change your tampon every six to eight hours, and use the least absorbency possible without risk of ruining your white capris. If you experience symptoms such as a high temperature, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness and a rash, remove the tampon and contact your doctor immediately.

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by GL | 2/1/2016
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