Toxic Shock Syndrome due to tampon is a rare but serious and increasing

Health 22 December, 2017


Published on 22.12.2017 at 17h09


Keywords :

tamponChoc toxic

What is the cause ?

It is a microbe, a bacterium well known that is called staph bacteria, often present in the man of no consequence, but that is sometimes resistant to antibiotic treatments. Therefore, it is not the buffer, which is the cause, but the carrier… This does reassurance not the women, but they described similar cases with diaphragms, caps or sponges cervical. Most of these infections are easy to cure without sequelae in two conditions : quickly take antibiotics and hope that they are not the face of a microbe resistant.

This is fortunately particularly rare. However, since the late 90’s, the SCT has reappeared and is increasing every year : 5 cases in 2014, 19 in 2011, 22 in 2014, which shows that the war against antibiotic resistance, due to our overuse of such drugs (and their use in breeding) is far from being won.

It is necessary to make the diagnosis as soon as possible

The SCT makes one think of a flu with buttons that resemble the ones that we grab when we stayed in the sun, so it is not easy to make the relationship with the buffer. A small feature not always present, fainting, or the feeling of wanting to faint in the standing position.

In conclusion, in the face of such symptoms, the doctor wades and did not think about this diagnosis. If in doubt, it must be treated.

As a practical point of view on the buffers ?

Preferred tampons with an absorption capacity the lowest.

A frequent change of buffer, no more than 3 to 6 hours straight, which obviously raises the problem of the night. The pad seems to be more appropriate.

And as always with the microbes, have a hand hygiene impeccable.