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The Big Reveal: Toxic Shock Syndrome

Many of us are rightfully cautious of a condition known as Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS), which is a particularly nasty, and potentially life-threatening illness commonly believed to be caused by using tampons for too long. EmpressBody has decided to shed some light on this condition, to teach and to inform goddesses out there who may be worrying about the wrong things. Many women express trepidation and caution towards using the EmpressBody Detox Pearls as we instruct that you should use each for 2-3 days.


Our yoni pearls have a hypoallergenic cotton mesh keeping the herbs together in all form, toxic shock syndrome is related to products, particularly tampons that are chemically bleached or have other synthetic chemicals on/in them.

EmpressBody™ Detox pearls are manufactured in the most sterile environment that have been approved by the “GMP” standard (quality standard). They do not contain any chemical additives and have passed more than 1000 clinical trials that confirmed the safety of the ingredients – they cause no side effects and are absolutely non-toxic.

Click here to read more about what goes in to mainstream menstrual hygiene products


It's not possible for you to have Toxic Shock Syndrome if you use the yoni pearls for a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 3. We wouldn't advise anyone to put anything inside their vagina for weeks or months at a time. Also it is SO important to point out that this holistic approach has helped so many woman who have had problems for years with PCOS, Fibroids, Endometriosis and more, or who have just decided to have a cleanse.

Click here to read more about the EmpressBody Detox Pearls

Click here to read more about how to treat Endometriosis with the EmpressBody Detox Pearls

Click here to read more about how to treat PCOS with the EmpressBody Detox Pearls

Click here to read more about how to treat Fibroids with the EmpressBody Detox Pearls

What is TSS caused by?

Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is caused by bacteria getting into the body and releasing harmful toxins, either Staphylococcus or Streptococcus bacteria. These bacteria normally live harmlessly on the skin, nose or mouth, but if they get deeper into the body they can release toxins that damage tissue and stop organs working.

It's often associated with tampon use in young women, but it can affect anyone of any age – including men and children. TSS gets worse very quickly and can be fatal if not treated promptly. But if it's diagnosed and treated early on, most people will make a full recovery.

Symptoms of toxic shock syndrome

The symptoms of TSS start suddenly and get worse quickly. Symptoms can include:

· A high temperature (fever) of 39C (102.2F) or above

· Flu-like symptoms, such as a headache, chills, muscle aches, a sore throat and a cough

· Feeling and being sick, dizziness or fainting, drowsiness

· Diarrhoea

· A widespread sunburn-like rash

· The whites of the eyes, lips and tongue turning a bright red

· breathing difficulties

· confusion

Treatment for toxic shock syndrome

If you have TSS, you'll need to be admitted to hospital and may need to be treated in an intensive care unit. Treatment may involve:

· Antibiotics to treat the infection

· Oxygen to help with breathing

· Fluids to help prevent dehydration and organ damage

· Medication to help control blood pressure

· Dialysis if the kidneys stop functioning

Most people will start to feel better within a few days, but it may be several weeks before they're well enough to leave hospital.

Causes of toxic shock syndrome

· Using tampons – particularly if you leave them in for longer than recommended or you use "super-absorbent" tampons

· Using female barrier contraceptives, such as a contraceptive diaphragm or contraceptive cap

· A break in your skin, such as a cut, burn, boil, insect bite or surgical wound

· Childbirth

· Using nasal packing to treat a nosebleed

· Having a Staphylococcal infection or Streptococcal infection, such as a throat infection, impetigo or cellulitis

TSS isn't spread from person to person. You don't develop immunity to it once you've had it, so you can get it more than once.

Preventing toxic shock syndrome

The following measures can help reduce your risk of TSS:

· Treat wounds and burns quickly and get medical advice if you develop signs of an infection, such as swelling, redness and increasing pain

· Always use a tampon with the lowest absorbency suitable for your menstrual flow

· Alternate tampons with a sanitary towel or panty liners during your period

· Wash your hands before and after inserting a tampon

· Change tampons regularly – as often as directed on the pack (usually at least every four to eight hours)

· Never insert more than one tampon at a time

· When using a tampon at night, insert a fresh tampon before going to bed and remove it on waking

· Remove a tampon at the end of your period

· When using female barrier contraception, follow the manufacturer's instructions about how long you can leave it in

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