What Are the Risk Factors and Symptoms of Toxic Shock Syndrome?

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Risk factors of toxic shock syndrome include:  
  • Having a viral infection, such as the flu or chickenpox
  • Having cuts or burns on your skin
  • Having had recent surgery
  • Using contraceptive sponges, diaphragms or superabsorbent tampons
Possible signs and symptoms of toxic shock syndrome include:
  • A rash resembling a sunburn, particularly on your palms and soles
  • A sudden high fever
  • Confusion
  • Headaches
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Muscle aches
  • Redness of your eyes, mouth and throat
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting or diarrhea